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Perphenazine - I've read this drug is contraindicated for people who have experienced subcortical?
Added 16 Feb 2013:
My son is currently on 8 mg morning and 12 mg night of Perphenazine. I have read on a medical site that this drug is contraindicated for anyone who has experienced subcortical brain trauma, which my son has done, at age 10 months. I also understand it is contraindicated for anyone who has glaucoma. While my son does not have glaucoma, his opthamologist is very concerned about his developing glaucoma, and is watching his eye pressure closely. His last readings were 21 in one eye, and 22 in the other. Can this drug damage his eyes and brain? I am very concerned about this. The psychiatrist treating him does not see to know anything about this.
Here is what the FDA says. Perphenazine products are also contraindicated in patients with suspected or established subcortical brain damage, with or without hypothalamic damage, since a hyperthermic reaction with temperatures in excess of 104°F may occur in such patients, sometimes not until 14 to 16 hours after drug administration.
- Perphenazine Information for Consumers
- Perphenazine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Perphenazine (detailed)
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