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Though not a cure for psychotic disorders, fluphenazine (Prolixin®) can help treat the symptoms of schizophrenia and certain other conditions. This prescription medicine is known as a "typical antipsychotic" and is approved for use in adults only. It works by blocking or lessening the effects of dopamine in the brain, which can become elevated in people with delusional disorder, schizophrenia, and other psychotic disorders.
Fluphenazine comes in tablet, liquid, or injectable forms. To help ensure a safe treatment process with fluphenazine, your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history, including any other conditions you may have and if you are taking any other drugs, including vitamins or supplements. This will help him or her decide if this antipsychotic is right for you.
(Click Fluphenazine for more information on this drug, including detailed dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and important safety warnings.)