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    Information about Trifluoperazine

    Trifluoperazine uses

    Trifluoperazine is used in the treatment of anxiety disorder and schizophrenia.

    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
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    Dr. Swati Mishra
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    20 Feb 2020 | 07:19 PM (IST)
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    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 20 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)