Perphenazine

Perphenazine

 

General English name: Perphenazine

Brand: Trilafon

Application: Schizophrenia and other psychological problems

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of perphenazine

Perphenazine Drug Information

Dosage and method of taking Perphenazine

Contraindications to the use of the drug Perphenazine

Perphenazine use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of perphenazine on driving and working with machines

Special warnings and precautions while taking perphenazine

Side effects of Perphenazine

Excessive use of perphenazine (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of Perphenazine

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of perphenazine

Tablets, ampoules

 

Perphenazine Drug Information

Perphenazine is an antipsychotic prescribed to relieve the symptoms of schizophrenia and other mental disorders. Mental disorders such as schizophrenia disrupt ideas and beliefs and some aggressive behaviors that these patients' aggressive behaviors may cause harm to themselves or others; Drugs such as perphenazine help treat some aggressive behaviors (suicide) and hallucinations in patients by balancing brain chemicals (dopamine).

 

Dosage and method of taking Perphenazine

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of perphenazine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. Usually the doctor prescribes 3-4 tablets a day for the patient, however, treatment is started with a lower dose of this drug and the amount of the drug gradually increases.

Try to take your doses at the same time each day and at the regular hour.

If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget, take the medicine; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to the use of the drug Perphenazine

Pay attention to the expiration date of the drug Perphenazine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give perphenazine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with perphenazine, and if you are using a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Perphenazine use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself. This medicine should be used during pregnancy if necessary and with a doctor's prescription.

 

The effect of perphenazine on driving and working with machines

Perphenazine causes dizziness, blurred vision and drowsiness in you and affects your ability to drive. When using this medicine, it is better to make sure you are conscious before driving and working with machines.

 Drug Interactions Perphenazine

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications may interact with perphenazine, including Parkinson's (such as bromocriptine, levodopa, pergolide), guanethidine, and liver enzymes that remove perphenazine from your body. Such as amiodarone, duloxetine, fluoxetine and paroxetine).

Many drugs in addition to perphenazine may affect heart rhythm (prolongation of QT time), including: amiodarone, dofetilide, pimozide, procainamide, quinidine , Sotalol, macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin).

The specific medications listed below can increase the risk of side effects from perphenazine (such as slow breathing, severe drowsiness, and dizziness) if you take medications such as alcohol, marijuana, sleeping pills, or anti-anxiety medications (such as diazepam). Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking diazepam, zolpidem, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine, muscle relaxants, and painkillers (such as codeine). Give.

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.

 

 Special warnings and precautions while taking perphenazine

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking this medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If you have cardiovascular disease or low blood pressure.
  • If you have respiratory problems such as asthma or emphysema.
  • If you have pheochromocytoma (adrenal tumor).
  • If you have bone marrow disorders.
  • If you have breast cancer.
  • If you have an irregular heartbeat.
  • If you have ever been addicted to drugs or alcohol.
  • If you have a neurological problem such as depression.
  • If you have any of the following problems: epilepsy, dementia, Parkinson's disease or myasthenia gravis (a condition that causes muscle weakness).
  • If you have difficulty urinating or prostate.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of Perphenazine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Feeling dizzy, drowsy, or blurred vision: Avoid driving and working with tools in these situations.

Abnormal weight gain

Fatigue

Dry mouth

Muscle stiffness and spasm, chills and abnormal shaking of arms and legs: These symptoms are rare, but tell your doctor if any of these are bothersome.

Important Note: If you experience symptoms such as muscle stiffness, high fever, dizziness, rapid heartbeat and sweating, you should contact your doctor. These symptoms can be a sign of a rare condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of perphenazine.

 

Excessive use of perphenazine (drug poisoning)

Do not take perphenazine more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as slow breathing, coma, seizures, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions of Perphenazine

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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