How Should Fluphenazine Be Stored?Fluphenazine should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. The tablets and elixir should be stored in an airtight container.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?If you do not take your fluphenazine as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
- Fluphenazine 1 mg
- Fluphenazine 2.5 mg
- Fluphenazine 5 mg
- Fluphenazine 10 mg.
Generic liquid fluphenazine is available in the following strengths:
- Fluphenazine elixir -- 2.5 mg per 5 mL (2.5 mg per teaspoonful)
- Fluphenazine oral solution concentrate -- 5 mg per mL (25 mg per teaspoonful).
The injectable form is also available in short-acting (fluphenazine hydrochloride) and long-acting (fluphenazine decanoate) varieties.
Alternatives to FluphenazineSeveral alternatives to fluphenazine are available for the treatment of psychotic disorders. In addition to other "typical" antipsychotics, there are newer, "atypical" antipsychotics. Atypical antipsychotic medications for psychotic disorders include:
- Aripiprazole (Abilify®)
- Clozapine (Clozaril®, FazaClo®)
- Olanzapine (Zyprexa®)
- Paliperidone (Invega®)
- Quetiapine (Seroquel®)
- Risperidone (Risperdal®)
- Ziprasidone (Geodon®).
(Click Prolixin Alternatives for more information, including non-medication alternatives to fluphenazine.)