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What is fluphenazine used for? The medication is used to treat psychotic disorders in adults (such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and schizoaffective disorder). Fluphenazine is used for off-label reasons as well, such as treating dementia and agitation. The antipsychotic medication works by blocking or lessening the effects of dopamine in the brain, which may become elevated in people with psychotic disorders.
What Is Fluphenazine Used For? -- An OverviewFluphenazine (Prolixin®) is a prescription medicine known as a "typical antipsychotic" that has been licensed to treat psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia.
- Thought disorders
- Disorders of movement
- Flat affect (immobile facial expression, monotonous voice)
- Lack of pleasure in everyday life
- A diminished ability to initiate and sustain planned activity
- Speaking infrequently, even when forced to interact
- Poor executive functioning (the ability to absorb and interpret information and make decisions based on that information)
- An inability to stay focused
- Problems with working memory (the ability to keep recently learned information in mind and use it right away).