Prolixin

PROLIXIN
(fluphenazine hydrochloride) Tablet, Film Coated

PROLIXIN
(fluphenazine hydrochloride) Elixir

DRUG DESCRIPTION

PROLIXIN (fluphenazine) is a trifluoromethyl phenothiazine derivative intended for the management of schizophrenia. Fluphenazine hydrochloride is described chemically as 4-[3-[2-(Trifluoromethyl)phenothiazin-10-yl] propyl]-1-piperazineethanol dihydrochloride and its molecular formula is C22H28F3N3OS2HCl. The molecular structure is shown below:

PROLIXIN (fluphenazine hydrochloride)  structural formula illustration

PROLIXIN Tablets (Fluphenazine Hydrochloride Tablets) contain 5 and 10 mg fluphenazine hydrochloride per tablet. Inactive ingredients: Aluminum Lakes of the following colorants: [D&C Red No. 27 and D&C Red No. 30 for 10 mg only; FD&C Blue No. 1 for 5 mg only; FD&C Blue No.2 for 10 mg only; FD&C Yellow No. 5 (tartrazine) for 5 mg only; FD&C Yellow No. 6 for 10 mg only], croscarmellose sodium; hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose monohydrate; polyethylene glycol; polysorbate 80, povidone, stearic acid, and titanium dioxide.

PROLIXIN Elixir (Fluphenazine Hydrochloride Elixir) contains 0.5 mg fluphenazine hydrochloride per mL. Inactive ingredients: alcohol [14% v/v], colorant (FD&C Yellow No. 6), flavors, glycerin, polysorbate 40, purified water, sodium benzoate, and sucrose.

What are the precautions when taking fluphenazine (Prolixin)?

Before taking fluphenazine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other phenothiazines (such as chlorpromazine, perphenazine); 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.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: brain damage, nervous system problems (such as CNS depression, cerebrovascular insufficiency, brain tumors, encephalitis, encephalopathy), blood problems (such as leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis), liver problems, breast cancer, eye problems (such as glaucoma), heart problems (such as very high or very low blood pressure, mitral valve...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 4/22/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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