User Reviews for Trifluoperazine to treat Schizophrenia
Trifluoperazine has an average rating of 8.2 out of 10 from a total of 12 ratings for the treatment of Schizophrenia. 83% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 8% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Trifluoperazine
Stelazine (trifluoperazine) "Out of all the medications my son uses, this is very helpful. To my surprise this medication is discontinued in the USA and overseas. This is a very old medication and works wonderful to help my son carry out a normal life for himself. Please let us all vote and have this medication back in the pharmacy. Thank you. "
"I have been taking trifluoperazine for two and a half to 3 years or longer. I have tried many antipsychotics that I could not tolerate or side effects that were not bearable. Very sensitive to meds. It has been great for the schizophrenia and psychosis. Best med I have taken especially for that feeling of losing touch with reality. Some side effects are some restlessness that began after taking it for after a year or so. Some tiredness here and there but manageable and some weight gain. I drink coffee to help with tiredness. It is a medication that allows me to relax. I take 2mg twice a day. I will begin taking lamictal to help the mood issues I have ups and downs, mood swings from happy to depressed and my mood just not always the best. So trifluoperazine has helped greatly for schizophrenia but not the absolute best for mood disorder I my experience. Adding lamictal to add to my regimen. Wanted to make a review because its an older medication and just trying to help people out."
"Surprisingly, an old typical antipsychotic trifluoperazine works well for my negative symptoms of schizophrenia, like avolition and anhedonia, also depression. I couldn't find any info about its effect on negative symptoms. Looks like many drugs are understudied and can have effects not listed by manufacturers. Trifluoperazine is really a hidden gem for me. My doctor warned me about possible serious side-effects, but at a low dose I seem okay. There were other antipsychotics that helped me with negative symptoms, but trifluoperazine is the cheapest in my country and it does not cause noticeable side-effects."
Stelazine (trifluoperazine) "My wife used this, initially higher dose and then 1 mg for life, works wonderful till she stop using it and she relapsed. Now she is on another medication, very popular but not for everyone. Will ask Dr. to consider putting her back to stelazine. Yes I do not know why stelazine is not popular now, with a low dose the side effect is almost negligible and the person can resume almost normal life as compared to the side effect of the newer and popular drug."
"I have been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and at first was given haldol. Haldol stopped the hallucinations but also made me gain weight. About 5lbs a month. I switched to Stelazine, called Trifluoperazine in its generic form, and everything has been good. I take 2mg daily and 1mg cogentin to counteract side effects. I also take 50mg Seroquel for sleep. Now different medicines may work different for different people. But I had to share my experience and I hope this information can help you."
"I am on trifluoperazine on and off for about 7 yrs . It does have a positive effect but side effects are making me miserable. I can't functioning properly.I got movement disorders , restless legs from this. I've been through this chemical torture for about 7 yrs. I also tried olanazapine , all typicals ,benzos and beta blockers .It is very strong drug and impossible to come off from this but I made it and my new psychiatrist prescribed me amisulpride . That's was life changing and amisulpride completely cured me now I am drug free. Thanks "
"I got put on Stelazine when 25 years old ( now 52 years old) for schizophrenia. It was 8mg p/d. I was very restless and couldn’t stop pacing about but it did something magic as I got my first ever girl friend within a couple of weeks. I think it’s good for Anhedonia. I think they had me on an unnecessary high dose. It’s wasn’t very pleasant. I was later after 6month put onto olanzapine. I’m now back in it on a low dose 1mg- 2mg p/d (with clozapine). It has stopped me biting my nail that’s been a life long thing since childhood. I do feel a bit over stimulated since starting it. But it has no negative sexual side affects-at this dose and does add extra antipsychotic effect so the clozapine can be lowered slightly meaning less tiredness."
Stelazine (trifluoperazine) "This medication saved my life. I had allergic reactions to some medications and was afraid that I would never find something to help me."
"Works great and better than the new antipsychotics. Helps my anxiety a lot. Very strong medicine. Only thing I hate about it is when I went back on it I gained 15 pounds in a week. :*("
"Akastasia at a higher dosage."
"Once you get to trifluoperazine 10mg, you begin to experience inner restlessness. My legs are restless. My muscles in my back and neck feel rigid and stiff and so far cogentin isn't helping @ 2mg."
"I take 10mg a day with no side effects. It keeps my mood stable for the most part but I have had some mania bleed through. On it because it is weight neutral."
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