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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Stelazine (Overview)

Stelazine is a high strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug for psychosis (psychiatric drug).


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A psychiatrist prescribed me stelazine, what is it going to do?

A psychiatrist prescribed me stelazine, what is it going to do?

Ask your doctor: Any time any kind of doctor prescribes a medication, patients should ask why, what the benefits are apt to be, and what side effects to look out for. Without knowing why your doctor prescribed this medication, it is impossible to answer your question with any degree of specificity. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Stelazine (Overview)

Stelazine is a high strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug for psychosis (psychiatric drug).


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Can you fatally overdose on stelazine?

Can you fatally overdose on stelazine?

I've not heard of it: It is difficult to kill yourself with most of the newer antidepressants or antipsychic meds. If you or someone is considering overdosing, please seek help. Suicidal gestures or intentions are not the answer. They are many resources, call local help lines or 911. ...Read more

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Might it be that a a physician prescribe antipsychotics like stelazine?

Might it be that a a physician prescribe antipsychotics like stelazine?

Stelazine: Yes, though your primary care doctor or psychiatrist may be the best type of physician to order this medication, if appropriate. ...Read more

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Is stelazine used for schizophrenia?

Is stelazine used for schizophrenia?

Stelazine is an: Antipsychotic that is used to control psychosis in any number of illnesses including schizophrenia. ...Read more

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How long does it take for stelazine to work well?

How long does it take for stelazine to work well?

Depends: Stelazine is a first generation anitpsychotic which was indicated for hallucinations and delusions. However, it is a good, inexpensive alternative to second generation meds used for bipolar and severe depression. Agitation and sleep problems usually improve in days. Hallucinations and delusions can take weeks. Dosages often need adjustment. Tell your prescriber of lack of progress/ side effect. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to lower stelazine dose?

Not directly: But symptoms that stelazine is treating may come back. Unless you are being directed to reduce dose by your doctor, this is a bad idea. Recurrence of psychotic or mood symptoms may not be easily noticed by you or your family until they become severe. That can be dangerous! antipsychotics such as stelazine should be dose adjusted only in collaboration with your psychiatrist. Let him/her help you. ...Read more

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Side effects of stelazine? Whats it used for now?

Many: I like stelazine as it is inexpensive and does many of the same things new meds costing hundreds more- its indicated for psychosis but helps, agitation, anger, irritability, paranoia, mind racing, irrational and disorganized thinking all which may be present in depression and bipolar disorders and borderline personality as well as its original indication of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Is there any interaction between trifluoperazine (stelazine) and salbutamol and clenil modulite?

ANY interaction: When phrases like "any" are used with drug combinations, the answer is yes. I presume you have asthma and a psych diagnosis. If the inhalers are used 3 times or less per day there is little cause for concern. The salbutamol will slightly counteract the sedation of the stelazine. Sal... can be a problem with patients who have frequent seizures. Clenil in excess can increase psych symptoms. ...Read more

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Did many women experience effects of trifluoperazine/stelazine?

Did many women experience effects of trifluoperazine/stelazine?

Stelazine: Beneficial and possible side effects, both men & women, over time and dependent on dose & tolerance. ...Read more

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Stelazine still used?

Yes: It is an older medication and has some possible unpleasant side effects. Some newer medications are less likely to have these side effects. ...Read more

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I stelazine still used?

Less Often: This is an older medication that is almost always used for schizophrenia. It has also been used at times for aggression and anxiety, since it tends to provide a calming affect. Stelazine is used less often these days since the newer medicines tend to be tolerated better. ...Read more

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Can you fatally overdose on stelazine?

I've not heard of it: It is difficult to kill yourself with most of the newer antidepressants or antipsychic meds. If you or someone is considering overdosing, please seek help. Suicidal gestures or intentions are not the answer. They are many resources, call local help lines or 911. ...Read more

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How long does it take for stelazine to work well?

Depends: Stelazine is a first generation anitpsychotic which was indicated for hallucinations and delusions. However, it is a good, inexpensive alternative to second generation meds used for bipolar and severe depression. Agitation and sleep problems usually improve in days. Hallucinations and delusions can take weeks. Dosages often need adjustment. Tell your prescriber of lack of progress/ side effect. ...Read more

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Did many women experience effects of trifluoperazine/stelazine?

Stelazine: Beneficial and possible side effects, both men & women, over time and dependent on dose & tolerance. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to lower stelazine dose?

Not directly: But symptoms that stelazine is treating may come back. Unless you are being directed to reduce dose by your doctor, this is a bad idea. Recurrence of psychotic or mood symptoms may not be easily noticed by you or your family until they become severe. That can be dangerous! antipsychotics such as stelazine should be dose adjusted only in collaboration with your psychiatrist. Let him/her help you. ...Read more

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Side effects of stelazine? Whats it used for now?

Many: I like stelazine as it is inexpensive and does many of the same things new meds costing hundreds more- its indicated for psychosis but helps, agitation, anger, irritability, paranoia, mind racing, irrational and disorganized thinking all which may be present in depression and bipolar disorders and borderline personality as well as its original indication of schizophrenia. ...Read more

Dr. Amindra Arora
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Trifluoperazine (Definition)

Trifluoperazine hydrochloride is a high strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug ...Read more