Fluphenazine is a prescription medicine known as a "typical antipsychotic" that has been licensed to treat psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia.
Fluphenazine belongs to a group of medications called typical (or first-generation) antipsychotic medications. In particular, it is part of a group of medications called phenothiazines. It is not entirely known how the medication works. However, it is known to block or lessen the effects of dopamine, a chemical in the brain. Dopamine may be elevated in people with schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders.
However, fluphenazine is not a cure for schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders.
For more details, please talk to the doc/pharmacist, take care, be well & safe!
- Fluphenazine Information for Consumers
- Fluphenazine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fluphenazine (detailed)
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