Perphenazine Tablets

Perphenazine (perphenazine)
Tablets, USP

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Perphenazine (perphenazine) (4-[3-(2-chlorophenothiazin-10-yl)propyl]-1-piperazineethanol), a piperazinyl phenothiazine, having the chemical formula, C21H26CIN3OS. It is available as oral tablets containing 2 mg, 4 mg, 8 mg, and 16 mg of perphenazine (perphenazine) .

Inactive ingredients: lactose (monohydrate), hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, starch (corn), titanium dioxide, and polysorbate 80. Its structural formula is:

Perphenazine Structural Formula Illustration

Actions

Perphenazine (perphenazine) has actions at all levels of the central nervous system, particularly the hypothalamus. However, the site and mechanism of action of therapeutic effect are not known.

What are the possible side effects of perphenazine (Trilafon)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using perphenazine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • twitching or uncontrollable movements of your eyes, lips, tongue, face, arms, or legs;
  • tremor (uncontrolled shaking), drooling, trouble swallowing, problems with balance or walking;
  • feeling restless, jittery, or agitated;
  • confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior;
  • feeling like you...

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What are the precautions when taking perphenazine (Perphenazine Tablets)?

Before taking perphenazine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it, or to other phenothiazines (e.g., chlorpromazine, fluphenazine), or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: decreased bone marrow function, serious head injury, severe liver problems, severe nervous system problem (e.g., coma, drug/alcohol overdose, shock), Parkinson's disease.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: history of alcohol/substance...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 10/21/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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