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Trilafon Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Trilafon is used to treat schizophrenia and to control severe nausea and vomiting in adults. It is a member of the phenothiazine family of antipsychotic medications, which includes such drugs as Mellaril, Stelazine, and Thorazine.

Trilafon Dosage

  • For the treatment of schizophrenia, the usual starting dosage of Trilafon tablets is 4 to 8 milligrams 3 times daily.
  • For the treatment of severe nausea and vomiting in adults, the usual dosage of Trilafon tablets is 8 to 16 milligrams daily divided into smaller doses.

Uses of Trilafon

  • It is used to treat schizophrenia and to control severe nausea and vomiting.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Trilafon

Before taken Trilafon 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 Trilafon. Side effects may include:

  • Aching or numbness of the limbs
  • Brain swelling
  • Diarrhea
  • Low blood pressure upon standing
  • Nausea
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Salivation
  • Vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Trilafon:

  • You should be used Trilafon with caution if you have any of the following conditions such as glaucoma or heart, liver, thyroid disease.
  • While you are taking Trilafon, you may feel dizzy or light-headed or actually faint when getting up from a lying or sitting position. If getting up more slowly doesn't help or if the problem continues, then you should contact your doctor.
  • 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 Trilafon 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 Trilafon with the following:

  • Antidepressants such as Elavil, Nardil, Prozac, and Triavil
  • Barbiturates such as Nembutal and Seconal
  • Drugs that quell spasms, such as Levsin
  • Narcotic painkillers such as Percodan and Vicodin

After taken Trilafon 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 Trilafon overdose include:

  • Stupor
  • Coma

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