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Is trifluoperazine for anxiety or schizophrenia?

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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Child Psychiatry 22 years experience
It depends: If your read the product labeling, you will see it is approved for schizophrenia. However, medications are commonly used "off label" to treat other conditions, or when multiple conditions all require treatment. Depending on the source of the anxiety, trifluoperazine may provide benefit. I recommend that you ask your doctor for which symptoms/disorders the trifluoperazine is being prescribed.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Stelazin: Due to potential for side-effects, some of which may be irreversible such as tardive dyskinesia, do not recommend off-label use. Use only for psychotic symptoms.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
MEDICATION: It's important to find the correct combination of medications with your Psychiatrist. Medications aren't sufficient since they don't teach you coping mechanisms. A Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy can help you find ways to handle stress that will help medications work better.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Trifluoperazine - can it be for anxiety or just schizophrenia?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Great for anxiety: Several drugs in the same class have been studied in anxiety disorders and work nicely. Here is one study using trifluoperazine: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/3514583.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Trifluoperazine used for anxiety or schizophrenia?

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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
MEDICATION: It's important to find the correct combination of medications with your Psychiatrist. Medications aren't sufficient since they don't teach you coping mechanisms. A Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy can help you find ways to handle stress that will help medications work better.

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