Fluphenazine Elixir

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Fluphenazine Elixir Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Fluphenazine HCl 0.5mg/mL; alcohol 14%.

Pharmacological Class

Piperazine phenothiazine.

How Supplied

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Fluphenazine Elixir Indications



Fluphenazine Elixir Dosage and Administration


Initially: 2.5–10mg daily in 3–4 divided doses; max 40mg daily.


Not recommended.

Fluphenazine Elixir Contraindications


Coma. CNS or bone marrow depression. Liver disease. Subcortical brain damage. Blood dyscrasias.

Fluphenazine Elixir Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Fluphenazine Elixir Warnings/Precautions


Cardiovascular or renal disease. Pheochromocytoma. Seizures. Glaucoma. History of breast cancer. Exposure to extreme heat or organophosphates. Gradually reduce to lowest effective maintenance dose. Monitor blood, liver, renal, and ocular function. Mental retardation. Surgery. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Fluphenazine Elixir Pharmacokinetics

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Fluphenazine Elixir Interactions


Potentiates anticholinergics, CNS depression with alcohol and other CNS depressants; both drugs with propranolol. Antagonized by anticholinergics. Decreased guanethidine effects. May cause false (+) pregnancy test.

Fluphenazine Elixir Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Drowsiness, anticholinergic and other autonomic effects, insomnia, restlessness, rash, photosensitivity, tardive dyskinesia, blood dyscrasias, jaundice, pneumonia, hypertension, retinopathy, lowered seizure threshold, extrapyramidal reactions, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, weight changes, endocrine effects.

Fluphenazine Elixir Clinical Trials

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Fluphenazine Elixir Note


Formerly known under the brand names Prolixin (tabs, concentrate, elixir, inj); Permitil (tabs, concentrate); Prolixin Decanoate (decanoate inj).

Fluphenazine Elixir Patient Counseling

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