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User Reviews for Fluphenazine to treat Psychosis

Fluphenazine has an average rating of 6.0 out of 10 from a total of 18 ratings for the treatment of Psychosis. 50% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 39% reported a negative experience.

Fluphenazine Rating Summary

6.0/10 average rating

18 ratings from 18 user reviews.

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Reviews for Fluphenazine

none · Taken for 10 years or more · June 25, 2019

“When thiothixine was discontinued my Doctor prescribed Fluphenazine it is for Psychosis It is working as well as my previous medication. No side effects at all. Both of these medicines have changed my life for the better. Absolutely no side effects and absolutely no symptoms. I have lived a long healthy productive life with the help of these medicines and absolutely no side effects.”

10 / 10
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Day by Day · Taken for 1 to 6 months · May 23, 2017

“My 19 year old son had severe hallucinations, delusions and paranoia. He has tried Trilufon, latuda, haldol, riperidone and nothing worked. His psychiatrist put him on Fluphenazine Decanoate Injection 50 mg and all the above issues have finally gone away. This medication does give him a little more anxiety but as time went by it got better. The day of injection is a little harder but stick with it and give it a chance to work. This medication was the life safer for my son”

9 / 10
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PeacefulJustice · Taken for less than 1 month · April 29, 2017

Prolixin (fluphenazine): “I was given Prolixin one day & a couple of days later I had a very bad grand mal seizure that wouldn't stop and ended up in intensive care. No apologies from anyone just a $35,000 hospital bill. No admission that this pill caused it. Due to all the abnormalities that can show up on an EEG I was diagnosed with epilepsy and brain damage. I've seen a neurologist since then and I have neither. This pill is dangerous.”

1 / 10
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daflea · Taken for 10 years or more · December 20, 2014

Prolixin (fluphenazine): “I've taking Prolixin since the 70's. It has saved my life. I'm scared of the possible side effects, but the trick is for all of the movements episodes I take 2 mg of Artane each time I take the Prolixin it takes all the side effects away. ....try it!”

10 / 10
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fred · September 23, 2019

“I have been using half cc of fluphenazine for years. Ever since 24 years old I am 62 now. For schizophrenia works great. No signs of illness. Just had to change from 4 weeks to 3 weeks dose for irritability works for me.”

8 / 10
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Dan · Taken for 2 to 5 years · February 15, 2021

“I have taken this medication since December of 2016 for schizoaffective Bipolar type. It has helped immensely with psychosis such as hearing voices. I did not get much weight gain with this med compared to other ones such as Risperdal. I mainly get restlessness but its the price I have to pay to remain stable and currently take propranolol for the side effect of restlessness.”

9 / 10
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Robby East · Taken for 1 to 6 months · July 9, 2021

“I was given an injection of fluphenazine in 2020 torwards the end of the year for Schizophrenia. It gave me akathisia. For about 7 months now I have been unable to sit still or stand still for some time and sometimes it makes living life difficult. This has been the greatest suffering I have gone through, a nightmare on earth experience. A condition that does not allow you to rest. I have tried propranolol and it did not work for me. I have also tried artane(trihexyphenidyl) which has helped me to some degree but not 100% cure from the akathisia. However it has been improving over time and I'm hoping it completely goes away some day. I stopped this drug (fluphenazine) and was switched to olanzapine 10mg for Schizophrenia and I'm also taking mirtazapine 30 mg for depression.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years · November 16, 2020

“I have been on generic prolixin for Skitzoaffective for about 3 years and everything went great. I've only put on about 10 pounds within the last three years but have not seemed to lose any weight on this pill. My delusions were fine for those three years up until now my pill has now seemed to now just stopped working my delusions and depression has come back, so it's time to change to a new medication.”

7 / 10
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Sunguppy · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · March 26, 2020

“fluphenazine is an excellent drug, no side effects or negatives to taking it. I take this drug with Latuda and a few other meds, and it helps me with reduction of psychosis, hallucinations, and delusions.”

10 / 10
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Bob · Taken for 1 to 6 months · January 4, 2022

“I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia somewhere in November 2020. The doctor gave me an injection of fluephenazine and told me it would stop the voices i was hearing. Unfortunately this drug was not for me, it gave me akathisia and this lasted for about a year. The whole of 2021 I've had akathisia but I thank God that it is gone and I don't have it in 2022. I thought it would be permanent so I wondered how I would survive, fortunately it does go away and could take that long. I was taking artane to help manage the akathisia. Artane didn't really stop the akathisia but it helped me to endure it and not feel like committing suicide because of it. Right now I'm tapering off the artane until February 2022. I had also tried propranolol but it wasn't helping. Also; after figuring fluephenazine wasn't the right drug for me, the doctor switched it with olanzapine 10mg which is helping. I'm also taking Amitriptyline 50mg for depression, I struggled with that too.”

3 / 10
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Emo Steve · Taken for 1 to 6 months · December 14, 2020

“Prolixin is better than Zyprexa because it supposedly doesn't make you gain weight. My nurse and doctor both said it doesn't make you gain weight, so I started taking 2.5mg of Prolixin after quitting Zyprexa. Zyprexa made me gain 40 pounds! After quitting Prolixin and not taking any meds at all I noticed that I gained a lot of weight, but I don't remember having any problems with weight gain during the 2 months that I was on Prolixin (but then again I was barely eating. I was only taking a few bites per meal). Prolixin might cause weight gain and it might not, but it's better than Zyprexa and it didn't make me drowsy.”

3 / 10
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rman81 · Taken for 1 to 6 months · March 13, 2015

“Works very well side effects are rough. First side effect I had was retention then shaking then I could not sit still but after a little time on medications for side effects the systems got a lot better. Do not like that I have to get it every two weeks but for me it works really good for me.”

8 / 10
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rambo79 · January 22, 2012

Prolixin (fluphenazine): “I needed to get on the lowest dose acceptable because it made me very tired but it controlls the symptoms very well no more paranoia, hallucinations, delusions etc. The best one I've tried so far.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · May 10, 2009

Prolixin (fluphenazine): “Seems to work on quietening the racing thoughts. Just a bit scary to think of the possible side-effect. Still better than the Metabolic Syndrome that is a by product of the newer medicines.”

7 / 10
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Ryan · Taken for 1 to 6 months · July 13, 2021

“This is a good drug I have been a psych patient for 25 years and had a gene site test done and ended up with this medication but at a very small dose. 10 out of 10 for efficacy.”

10 / 10
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Deb · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · August 23, 2019

Prolixin Decanoate (fluphenazine): “Horrible side effect of severe anxiety and involuntary body movements”

1 / 10
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Mike C · Taken for 1 to 6 months · February 9, 2021

“unhelpful, useless medication”

1 / 10
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Tee30 · April 23, 2016

“I feel more agitated I am taking 1 mg of this medication. I stopped taking it this is the second day.”

1 / 10
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