Fluphenazine is a tranquilizer of the phenothiazine type with piperazine side chain. Fluphenazine primarily acts as a neuroleptic drug whose main therapeutic effect is believed to reside in potent dopamine (specially D2 ) receptor antagonism.
Dosage & Administration
Children: Not indicated for the treatment of children.
Elderly: Elderly patients should be started on one tablet twice daily. If one tablet three times a day required subsequently three tablets may be given.
- History of gradual epilepsy or organic brain damage
- Blood dyscrasia
- Severe cardiac insufficiency
- Renal or liver damage
- Patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI)
- Younger children
- Hypersensitivity to any component of the preparation
Pregnancy & Lactation
In severe hypotension, all the standard procedures for the management of circulatory shock should be substituted, e.g. vasoconstrictors and/or intravenous fluids. If vasoconstrictors are required, metaraminol, mephentermine or noradrenaline should be administered but not adrenaline, as this will further lower the blood pressure through interaction with the phenothiazine.