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Trifluoperazine hydrochloride Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Trifluoperazine is used for the treatment of schizophrenia. It is also used for anxiety.

Trifluoperazine hydrochloride Dosage

  • For the treatment of Nonpsychotic Anxiety, the usually range from 2 to 4 milligrams daily.
  • For the treatment of Schizophrenia, the usual starting dose is 4 to 10 milligrams a day, divided into 2 equal doses; doses range from 15 to 40 milligrams daily.

Uses of Trifluoperazine hydrochloride

  • It is used for the treatment of schizophrenia.
  • It is also used for anxiety.

Side Effects of Trifluoperazine hydrochloride

Before taken Trifluoperazine hydrochloride medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Trifluoperazine hydrochloride. Side effects may include:

  • Blood disorders
  • Convulsions
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Muscle stiffness or rigidity
  • Nausea
  • Restlessness

Warnings and precautions before taking Trifluoperazine hydrochloride:

  • You should tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any major tranquilizer similar to trifluoperazine.
  • You should tell your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms such as a fever or sore throat, mouth, or gums. You should notify your doctor, too, if you develop flu-like symptoms with fever.
  • If you have any trouble with your vision, then you should tell your doctor. Because trifluoperazine has been known to cause vision problems.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Trifluoperazine hydrochloride with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Trifluoperazine hydrochloride with the following:

  • Antiseizure drugs such as Dilantin
  • Blood thinners such as Coumadin
  • Guanethidine
  • Lithium
  • Propranolol
  • Thiazide diuretics such as Dyazide

After taken Trifluoperazine hydrochloride if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Trifluoperazine hydrochloride overdose include:

  • Agitation
  • Coma
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Extreme sleepiness
  • Fever
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Low blood pressure
  • Restlessness

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