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Stelazine / trifluoperazine is for schizophrenia?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Stelazine
Used initially for schizophrenia, psychoses, and agitation, due to its Dopamine lowering effect as well as some sedation.

In brief: Stelazine
Used initially for schizophrenia, psychoses, and agitation, due to its Dopamine lowering effect as well as some sedation.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
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.

In brief: Yes
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.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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