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How long does the effects of a fluphenazine injection last?

How long does the effects of a fluphenazine injection last?

Depends . . .: Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic that can be given as a normal injection w/half-life of 15hrs or a long-acting injection w/half-life of 6-10 days depending upon the chemical formulation. We typically guesstimate that a chemical takes 5 half-lives to get out of your system, so the effect of an injection could be anywhere from a few days to two months. ...Read more

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Prolixin (Definition)

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Do anti psychotics reduce life expectancy 10-20 years? I have used fluphenazine decanoate for 3 to 4 years ago I am 35 and need it for life.

Do anti psychotics reduce life expectancy 10-20 years? I have used fluphenazine decanoate for 3 to 4 years ago I am 35 and need it for life.

No.: No. It is noted that schizophrenics and others who take antipsychotics have a decreased average life expectancy, but that is not due to the medications themselves. It is due to a mix of the increased smoking rate, suicide rate, and poorer health care that this population has (unfortunately). I am glad you have found meds that work for you and i encourage you to continue. Be well. ...Read more

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Side effects of prolixin (fluphenazine) please?

Search online: Check out www.drugs.com & online.Epocrates.Com for drug information. http://www.drugs.com/mtm/fluphenazine.html https://online.Epocrates.Com/noframe/showpage.Do?Method=drugs&monographid=29 you'll need to sign up/in for latter but it's free. ...Read more

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How long does the effect of a fluphenazine injection last?

How long does the effect of a fluphenazine injection last?

Depends . . .: Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic that can be given as a normal injection w/half-life of 15hrs or a long-acting injection w/half-life of 6-10 days depending upon the chemical formulation. We typically guesstimate that a chemical takes 5 half-lives to get out of your system, so the effect of an injection could be anywhere from a few days to two months. ...Read more

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How long does the effect of a fluphenazine injection last?

Depends . . .: Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic that can be given as a normal injection w/half-life of 15hrs or a long-acting injection w/half-life of 6-10 days depending upon the chemical formulation. We typically guesstimate that a chemical takes 5 half-lives to get out of your system, so the effect of an injection could be anywhere from a few days to two months. ...Read more

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How long does the effects of a fluphenazine injection last?

Depends . . .: Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic that can be given as a normal injection w/half-life of 15hrs or a long-acting injection w/half-life of 6-10 days depending upon the chemical formulation. We typically guesstimate that a chemical takes 5 half-lives to get out of your system, so the effect of an injection could be anywhere from a few days to two months. ...Read more

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Can fluphenazine cause tartive dyskinesia?

Can fluphenazine cause  tartive dyskinesia?

Yes: Fluphenazine is first generation drug used as a antipsychotic and tardive dyskinesia symptoms can result from it's use. ...Read more

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Is prolixin (fluphenazine) still on the market?

Yes! Well kind of...: Check online drug resources such as www.drugs.com & online.Epocrates.Com for drug information. Prolixin brand is discontinued in us but generic Fluphenazine is still available. http://www.drugs.com/mtm/fluphenazine.html https://online.Epocrates.Com/noframe/showpage.Do?Method=drugs&monographid=29 you may need to sign up/in to access epocrates.Com but it's free. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about prolixin (fluphenazine)?

For schizophrenia: Prolixin is the brand name of fluphenazine and used for schizophrenia. It’s initial dose is 2.5 - 10 mg/day by mouth, depending on the severity of the schizophrenia, with a maximum dose eventually of 40 mg/day (although doses above 20 mg/day are rarely needed). ...Read more