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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Fluphenazine?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- A blood disorder
- Brain damage
- Heart problems
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Bipolar disorder
- An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- Difficulty passing urine
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Prolixin and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Prolixin and Breastfeeding)
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Drink alcohol regularly (see Alcohol and Prolixin).
What If I Take an Overdose?People who take too much fluphenazine may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Muscle weakness or rigid muscles
- Shakiness (tremors)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Difficulty breathing
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia).