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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?

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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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

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Is modecate(fluphenazine) injections used in the us?

Is modecate(fluphenazine) injections used in the us?

Yes: Modxecate is a depot form of Fluphenazine which went by the trade name of prolixin (fluphenazine). Fluphenazine deconate injection is available in the us. ...Read more

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Taking prolixin (fluphenazine) morning instead of night?

Up to you & doctor: Check online drug resources such as www.Drugs.Com & online.Epocrates.Com for drug information. Prolixin is a brand of generic Fluphenazine which given orally 3-4x/d or injected daily or at intervals. Timing is up to you & doctor http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/fluphenazine.Html https://online.Epocrates.Com/noframe/showpage.Do?Method=drugs&monographid=29 sign up/in to access epocrates.Com but it's free. ...Read more

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Can prolixin (fluphenazine) cause other side affects besides weight?

Yes!: Check online drug resources such as 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 may need to sign up/in to access epocrates.Com but it's free. Both resources will list common & rare side effects as well as drug-drug interactions. ...Read more

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Anyone else experience dangerous effects from prolixin (fluphenazine)?

Yes: Check online drug resources such as www.drugs.com & online.Epocrates.Com for drug information. Prolixin is a brand of generic Fluphenazine w/many known side effects. But it also has benefited many people. So take it if you need. http://www.drugs.com/mtm/fluphenazine.html https://online.Epocrates.Com/noframe/showpage.Do?Method=drugs&monographid=29 sign up/in to access epocrates.Com but it's free. ...Read more

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Does 1 mg prolixin (fluphenazine) 3 times a day have any effect? If so, what effects does it have? I don't notice any change in my symptoms. Been taking it for 2 months.

Prolixin (fluphenazine): is a pretty powerful "anti-psychotic" which has a number of "off Label" uses....Speak with the Physician who is prescribing this for you HE/SHE and ONLY HE/SHE should give you advice about tis medication! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...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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When will the side effects from fluphenazine (prolixin) go away?

Which side effects: Depends on how long you had been taking it and whether taken orally or by injection. Never stop taking any prescription med without first discussing with prescribing doc ...Read more