How It Works:
Trifluoperazine belongs to a category of drugs called as phenothiazine tranquilizers. It works by decreasing the activity of neurotransmitter dopamine that causes excitation of brain cells and helps in reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression and schizophrenia.
restlessness, blurred vision, muscle weakness and faintness on standing up., drowsiness, insomnia, Dry mouth, loss of appetite, water retention causing swelling or confusion, eye problems, dizziness, weight gain, weakness
Trifluoperazine is used for the short-term treatment of anxiety or depression and also for the treatment of nausea and vomiting. Trifluoperazine may also be used to prevent relapse of schizophrenia (psychiatric disorder with symptoms of emotional instability, detachment from reality, often with delusions and hallucinations, and withdrawal into the self).
- Inform your doctor before taking trifluoperazine if you or anyone from your family is suffering from any heart/blood-vessel disease or have a history of problems with blood clotting, or if you suffer from Parkinson’s disease (nervous system disorder characterized by tremors, rigidity and difficulty in movements), epilepsy (fits), glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye), Myasthenia gravis (abnormal weakness of muscles), loss of cognitive or memory function or changes in body temperature.
- Take precautions while using trifluoperazine if you are at risk for getting a stroke (paralysis) because of heart disease, diabetes, high blood cholesterol.
- Do not drive vehicle or operate heavy machinery while taking this drug as it may make you feel dizzy.
- Do not consume alcohol while taking trifluoperazine as it may worsen the side effects.
- Consult your doctor before taking trifluoperazine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is trifluoperazine safe during pregnancy?
Trifluoperazine should only be used if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the baby. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is trifluoperazine safe during breastfeeding?
Trifluoperazine may pass into the breast milk and harm the nursing baby. It should only be used if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the baby. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.