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A few common side effects of Trilafon include drowsiness, a loss of appetite, and blurred vision. While side effects of this medication are usually minor, certain side effects are more serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away. Some of these more serious Trilafon side effects include unusual body movements, an irregular heart rhythm, and psychotic symptoms that are becoming worse.
An Introduction to Trilafon Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with Trilafon® (perphenazine). However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Trilafon. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Trilafon side effects with you.)
Common Trilafon Side EffectsTrilafon has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to the side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, some common Trilafon side effects included:
- Dry mouth (see Trilafon and Dry Mouth)
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty passing urine
- Nasal congestion
- Blurred vision
- Changes in sex drive
- Ejaculation problems
- Sensitivity to the sun.
There have been reports that Trilafon may cause false-positive pregnancy tests (a positive pregnancy test in an individual who is not pregnant).