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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
32 Doctors shared insights

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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What are the medical uses for stelazine (trifluoperazine)?

Trifluoperazine: Trifluoperazine is used to treat psychosis and treament resistant anxiety. ...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? What's 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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What are the medical uses for stelazine (trifluoperazine)?

Trifluoperazine: Trifluoperazine is used to treat psychosis and treament resistant anxiety. ...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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Side effects of being on stelazine?

Side effects of being on stelazine?

Stelazine: Nausea, headaches, tremors, muscle cramps is stiffness, some sedation, appetite changes, blurred vision, dry mouth. ...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? What's 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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What are the side effects of stelazine (trifluoperazine)?

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What are the side effects of stelazine (trifluoperazine)?

Stelazine: Nausea, headaches, tremors, muscle cramps is stiffness, some sedation, appetite changes, blurred vision, dry mouth. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Stelazine overdose?

Stelazine OD: Trifluoperazine /Stelazine dosing depends on what condition it is being used to treat & age of patient. Maximum recommended dose is 40 mg/day. An overdose is accidental or intentional ingestion or application of an excessive dose of a medication. Medications overdoses may be dangerous and may lead to death in some situations. ...Read more

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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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Stelazine / trifluoperazine is for schizophrenia?

Stelazine / trifluoperazine is for schizophrenia?

Yes: Stelazine is a first generation antipsychotic medication. It is effective in controlling the psychosis as seen in schizophrenia. As you indicated, trifluoperazine is the generic name for stelazine. The first generation antipsychotic medications tend to have more side-effects then the second generation antipsychotics. This may especially apply to the side-effect called tardive dyskinesia. ...Read more

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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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A psychiatrist prescribed me stelazine, what is it going to do to me at 4 mg. Everyday?

A psychiatrist prescribed me stelazine, what is it going to do to me at 4 mg. Everyday?

Calm you: Trifluoperazine is an anti-psychotic medication in a group of drugs called phenothiazines (feen-oh-thye-a-zeens). It works by changing the actions of chemicals in your brain.

Stelazine (trifluoperazine) is used to treat anxiety or psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. It clams one down. ...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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What is the treatment for stelazine overdose?

What is the treatment for stelazine overdose?

Stelazine: Muscle relaxants, stomach lavage, and supportive medical treatment in er to stabilize vital signs & cardiac/metabolic functions. ...Read more

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Can stelazine induced hyperprolactinemia be treated by simply stopping use if symptoms are mild? Which symptoms indicate medical treatment?

Can stelazine induced hyperprolactinemia be treated by simply stopping use if symptoms are mild? Which symptoms indicate medical treatment?

Never just stop!: You might be right to want to wean off if not needed - but definitely have a Dr help you do it safely. This is a good chance to work together for your best treatment. It's nice that you feel the symptoms are mild - but do collaborate on your treatment and consider best use of psychotherapy during changes to validate and support you. ...Read more

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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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I've gotten cystic skin eruptions while taking stelazine, I started geodon & they came after 3 days, can it be from prolactin? It's not DRESS

I've gotten cystic skin eruptions while taking stelazine, I started geodon & they came after 3 days, can it be from prolactin? It's not DRESS

Skin eruptions: You must see your Gynecologist as soon as possible!!
Please take all your meds and any issues you want to discuss with your doctor.

Be patient and you will be very pleased. Your family and friends will be surprised but you will be able to get them under control and enjoy life! ...Read more

Dr. Amindra Arora
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Trifluoperazine (Definition)

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