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Combining alcohol and Trilafon can increase the chance and severity of several side effects of the drug (such as drowsiness and low blood pressure). Therefore, it is generally recommended that you avoid alcohol while taking it. Another reason to avoid combining alcohol and Trilafon is the fact that alcohol can make mental illnesses (such as schizophrenia) worse.
Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking Trilafon?According to the Trilafon® (perphenazine) prescribing information, drinking alcohol while taking the drug is not recommended. Combining alcohol and Trilafon can increase the chance and severity of several Trilafon side effects. In addition, healthcare providers usually recommended that people with a mental illness avoid alcohol.
Alcohol and Trilafon Side EffectsDrinking alcohol may increase your risk of certain side effects of Trilafon, such as drowsiness or low blood pressure (when sitting or standing up). You may also be more sensitive to the effects of alcohol if you are taking Trilafon. You may not be able to safely drink as much alcohol as you are used to drinking in the past.
Trilafon is approved to treat schizophrenia. Generally, it is best for people with mental illnesses to avoid drinking alcohol. Alcohol can make mental illnesses worse and is often a form of "self-medication."