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Trifluoperazine - can it be for anxiety or just schizophrenia?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Can Help Anxiety
This medicine can help symptoms of anxiety.
However, there are other medications that are helpful for anxiety which have much less long-term risk.

In brief: Can Help Anxiety
This medicine can help symptoms of anxiety.
However, there are other medications that are helpful for anxiety which have much less long-term risk.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Mainly Schizophrenia
The common, trade name of that medication is stelazine.
It is a very old medication. It is really not good to take unless a person has some form of psychosis, especially long term. That is because it can cause a problem called tardive dyskinesia, which is a movement disorder that may not go away, even after a person discontinues this particular medication. I would be very careful.

In brief: Mainly Schizophrenia
The common, trade name of that medication is stelazine.
It is a very old medication. It is really not good to take unless a person has some form of psychosis, especially long term. That is because it can cause a problem called tardive dyskinesia, which is a movement disorder that may not go away, even after a person discontinues this particular medication. I would be very careful.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Great for anxiety
Several drugs in the same class have been studied in anxiety disorders and work nicely.
Here is one study using trifluoperazine: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/3514583.

In brief: Great for anxiety
Several drugs in the same class have been studied in anxiety disorders and work nicely.
Here is one study using trifluoperazine: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/3514583.
Dr. Andrew Ho
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