Information about Trifluoperazine
How trifluoperazine works
Trifluoperazine is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.
Common side effects of trifluoperazine
Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Sleepiness, Dryness in mouth, Abnormality of voluntary movements, Weight gain, Increased prolactin level in blood, Urinary retention, Constipation, Muscle stiffness, Tremor
Available Medicine for Trifluoperazine
- ₹28 to ₹30Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹8 to ₹16Talent India2 variant(s)
- ₹4 to ₹13Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹13Shine Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹12Triko Pharmaceuticals1 variant(s)
- ₹8Elite Pharma Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹7Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹7Health Plan1 variant(s)
- ₹5Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹7Abbott1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Trifluoperazine
- You have been prescribed Trifluoperazine for the treatment of schizophrenia.
- It may cause less weight gain as compared to other similar medicines.
- Take it at bedtime to avoid feeling sleepy during the day.
- Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Trifluoperazine can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
- Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can cause increased sedation.
- Inform your doctor if you experience abnormal movements, particularly of the face, lips, jaw and tongue, while taking this medicine.
- It may increase your blood sugar and cholesterol level. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
- Don't stop taking Trifluoperazine without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.