Medication using Trifluoperazine and Precautions during the treatment

Trifluoperazine acts by the inhibition of dopamine receptors, postsynaptically. It is basically a derivative of the compound piperazine phenothiazine. Trifluoperazine is mostly used in the therapy of psychotic anxiety, it may be of acute or chronic nature and rarely, in case of non-psychosis. In 1959, Trifluoperazine was introduced in the United States of America and was prescribed as an antipsychotic medication. Though it has been replaced in recent years, due to its extrapyramidal side effects. Trifluoperazine was formerly sold under the brand name Stelazine and available in generic forms of 1 mg, 2 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg tablets. This medication is available in parental formulations and oral solutions. Medication techniques which include Trifluoperazine have a few side effects such as dry mouth, dizziness, tremor, drowsiness, blurred vision, restlessness, weight gain, muscle spasms, and constipation, and headache. Trifluoperazine Hydrochloride is used to treat patients suffering from Schizophrenia.
Information provided to one's doctor before treating with Trifluoperazine
  • If the patient is allergic to Trifluoperazine drugs or to some related preparations, the doctor must know.
  • The patient must inform the doctor about the ill effects which take place due to the application of such medicines like rashes, coughs, shortness of breath, itching and swelling of the face, lips, and many other parts of the body.
  • If the patient feels very sleepy, it must be reported as soon as possible.
  • If the patient is suffering from other health issues like blood or bone marrow problems, liver ill-functioning or low on blood corpuscles count.
  • Consumption of alcohol must be reported in order to avoid the adverse effect of the Trifluoperazine drugs, which may react and may even lead to death.
Precautions which must be taken while treating a patient with Trifluoperazine
  • If the patient was lying down or was resting in a sitting position, they must rise slowly in order to reduce the chance of dizziness or even passing out. The patient should be careful while using a staircase.
  • Consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. The doctor may allow on certain occasions after consultation.
  • Try to drink a lot of water or other fluids to avoid excessive fluid loss, in hot and humid weathers.
  • While the medication is on, avoid driving or other life-risking actions like swimming, surfing, et cetera.
  • Avoid actions which may result in blood loss (by accident). During the medication is under process, the patient tends to bleed excessively.
  • There may be prominent signs of withdrawal if the patient suddenly stops the consumption of Trifluoperazine pills.
  • It is advised to report every lab workers and health care associates that you are under Trifluoperazine medication if the patient goes for different tests.
  • This medication may result in incorrect pregnancy test reports. Do not be worried.
  • If any bad symptoms arise like fever, extreme headache, or increased heartbeat rate, consult your doctor as soon as possible. At times, a deadly health problem may happen known as Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS).
  • If the patient is an aged person (above 65), chances of side effects are much high.
A patient must never share his drugs with anyone else or may apply else's drugs too. In case of overdose, do not sit back idle. Better call the poison control centre or get medicated right away. Most importantly, during this medical procedure, the patient is advised to stay careful to their utmost level. Carelessness may go lethal and result in loss of one's life.

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