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Stelazine Overdose In Children
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
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 ...Read more
Can stelazine and seroquel (quetiapine) cause developmental delays in children who's mothers took the meds during pregnancy?
During pregnancy: These meds should be used only when clearly needed. Babies born to mothers who used them during last 3 months of pregnancy may infrequently develop symptoms including muscle stiffness/shakiness, drowsiness, feeding/breathing difficulties, or constant crying. If so, see doctor. No known causation noted for developmental delays. Developmental assessment and remediation is important. Best regards. ...Read more
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
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
Stelazine: Nausea, headaches, tremors, muscle cramps is stiffness, some sedation, appetite changes, blurred vision, dry mouth. ...Read more
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
Stelazine: Yes, though your primary care doctor or psychiatrist may be the best type of physician to order this medication, if appropriate. ...Read more
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
Stelazine: Beneficial and possible side effects, both men & women, over time and dependent on dose & tolerance. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
I abruptly discontinued stelazine 1.5 mg (typical antipsychotic) w/Dr permission, can that contribute to developing a thyroid storm shortly after?
That said, if you are worried, a visit to a Psychologist would be very helpful for you.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
Dr wants me off stelazine as it makes me feel depressed. Wants to put me on Depakote but I'm not bipolar. I'm BPD & psychosis. Is she right to do this?
It is a: Good mood stabilizer used for a lot if conditions and probably will work. She knows you and your history and reactions to meds. You should trust her. ...Read more
Can you take trifluoperazine and Valium together? Or at least 2 days apart from each other? Thanks
Yes, but: It may not be necessary. Trifluoperazine is considered a major tranquilizer or antipsychotic medication and Valium is a minor tranquilizer. The Trifluoperazine is used when your anxiety reach unrealistic or psychotic proportions. If you are on the right dose of Trifluoperazine, it may not be necessary to take Valium, unless the latter is used for other reasons like as a muscle relaxant. ...Read more
Psychosis: Trifluoperazine (stelazine), a conventional antipsychotic used for psychosis (paranoia, grandiosity) which may accompany a manic or depressive episode. For maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder a mood stabilizer such as lithium, depakote, lamictal, or oxcarbazapine or a newer antipsychotic (abilify, latuda, (lurasidone) etc) are used to avoid long term use of a conventional antipsychotic due to side effect. ...Read more