Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 010775/001.

Names and composition

"TRILAFON" is the commercial name of a drug composed of PERPHENAZINE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
010775/001 TRILAFON PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 2MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
010775/002 TRILAFON PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 4MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
010775/003 TRILAFON PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 8MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
010775/004 TRILAFON PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 16MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
011213/002 TRILAFON PERPHENAZINE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 5MG per ML
011294/002 TRILAFON PERPHENAZINE SYRUP/ORAL 2MG per 5ML
011361/002 TRILAFON PERPHENAZINE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 8MG
011557/001 TRILAFON PERPHENAZINE CONCENTRATE/ORAL 16MG per 5ML

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
010775/001 TRILAFON PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 2MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
010775/002 TRILAFON PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 4MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
010775/003 TRILAFON PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 8MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
010775/004 TRILAFON PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 16MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
011213/002 TRILAFON PERPHENAZINE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 5MG per ML
011294/002 TRILAFON PERPHENAZINE SYRUP/ORAL 2MG per 5ML
011361/002 TRILAFON PERPHENAZINE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 8MG
011557/001 TRILAFON PERPHENAZINE CONCENTRATE/ORAL 16MG per 5ML
040226/001 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 2MG
040226/002 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 4MG
040226/003 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 8MG
040226/004 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 16MG
040360/001 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE CONCENTRATE/ORAL 16MG per 5ML
089456/001 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 8MG
089457/001 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 16MG
089683/001 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 2MG
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089685/001 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 8MG
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089685/004 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 16MG
089686/001 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 16MG
089707/001 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 2MG
089708/001 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 4MG
205973/001 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 2MG
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206691/001 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 2MG
206691/002 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 4MG
206691/003 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 8MG
206691/004 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 16MG
207582/001 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 2MG
207582/002 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 4MG
207582/003 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 8MG
207582/004 PERPHENAZINE PERPHENAZINE TABLET/ORAL 16MG

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Anyone know about or have experience with Perphenazine (Trilafon) ?
Does anyone know anything about this medication and if you do can you tell me what you think about it? did it help with anxiety, did you gain weight on it?I just went off paxil cold turkey, and now im scared my anxiety is going to come back like it used to be, I reall hope this new drug helps with it. What do... Asked by Fumiko Struebing 11 months ago.

Does anyone know anything about this medication and if you do can you tell me what you think about it? did it help with anxiety, did you gain weight on it? I just went off paxil cold turkey, and now im scared my anxiety is going to come back like it used to be, I reall hope this new drug helps with it. What do you thiink? Answered by Michell Tuggie 11 months ago.

I took Trilafon from 1978 to about 1981, stopped for a while, had difficulties, and then got back on it from 1983 to 1999. At that point my psychiatrist retired, and on the basis of two appointments, a new psychiatrist informed me that he didn't think I needed psychiatric care anymore. Perphenazine, aka Trilafon (brand name) is a strong anti-psychotic. This means the doses are usually pretty low - mine was 2 milligrams 3 times a day. Eventually, in the early 90s, I tapered down to 2 milligrams twice a day. The effect it had on me was to allow me to relax and get a good night's sleep. This in turn allowed me to get a job and function normally. I personally did not experience any side effects at all. The only time its effects were even noticeable was when I took one and went to bed, I would notice about 15 minutes after taking it, it would "kick in" - I'd feel a wave of relaxation and relief. So, for me, perphenazine was very helpful for a long time with no downside. Answered by Anamaria Lafavor 11 months ago.


Zyprexa, Trileptal, Trilafon?
My fiancee is bi polar and just had his meds changed b/c the other ones were just making him sleep all the time. Does anyone know about these meds? I'm not sure if the spelling is right on them. I just need to know if anyone is on a combo of these or if a loved one is. I'm 1 week off from delivering our... Asked by Steven Lynah 11 months ago.

My fiancee is bi polar and just had his meds changed b/c the other ones were just making him sleep all the time. Does anyone know about these meds? I'm not sure if the spelling is right on them. I just need to know if anyone is on a combo of these or if a loved one is. I'm 1 week off from delivering our first baby and he was just finally diagnosed with being bi polar 4 weeks ago. This is all very hard and strange to me..but of course I just want us to be a family and for him to get the help he needs! Answered by Sharri Disarufino 11 months ago.

Ive been on Zyprexa myself. I agree with the other answerer, it does cause weight gain. And it does make you very sleepy , but it is a very effective drug. I finally weened off of it after my depression ended and i felt like being medless, but sometimes i would get psychotic at night and id take one and it would all go away and id fall right asleep with no problems. It is also a VERY expensive drug. The prescription label said it costed $500 for 30 pills. Trileptal is supposed to be like Tegretol with fewer side effects. Zyprexa in combination with an mood stabilizer will probably cause more weight gain. Trilafon ive never heard of and it scares me because of this on the wikipedia article: It has a high incidence of early and late extrapyramidal side-effects (tardive dyskinesia). Tardive dyskinesia is a serious neurological disorder caused by the long-term and/or high-dose use of dopamine antagonists, usually antipsychotics and among them especially the typical antipsychotics. These neuroleptic drugs are generally prescribed for serious psychiatric disorders. My mother has been seriously mentally ill for many years and has taken pretty much every drug known to man, but never a combination of two antipsychotics. It seems like overkill. Tardive Dyskinesia is almost always non-reversable. I wonder if he has been prescribed cogentin? It can help with the side effects with drugs like this. It helps with the erratic twitches and stuff caused by antipsychotics. Good luck, i know that its a hard thing to deal with but the best thing to do is become as educated as you can and never tell him it is his fault, because its not. Check out books on bipolar disorder, they can be very informative. Answered by Michel Venkus 11 months ago.

the only one i know is zyprexa which also has a side effect of sleepiness and weight gain. some people function quite well on it. but it is hard to know whether it will be better than what he is on since i dont know the first one. it will take a while for hime to notice the difference. it is used for other things besides bipolar so sometimes can be too impactful. that is an awful lot of med change at once if they changed all 3. and an awful lot of stress for you with new baby and a husband with a new diagnosis. however, knowing the diagnosis should make things easier. people with bipolar disorder can really have normal lives once the right meds are found. Answered by Rosann Springle 11 months ago.


Can I take an aspirin for headaches if I take daily perphenazine (Trilafon) antiphycotic medicine?
Trilafon is to treat schizophrenia symptoms. It is a typical anti-phycotic medicine. Sometimes I get major headches as a side effect from the medicine. So is it ok? Asked by China Choudhury 11 months ago.

Call RiteAid, Walgreens or CVS and connect to the pharmacy (I do this all the time). Ask to speak with a pharmacists and explain your thoughts. Its what theyre there for and what theyre trained in, its theur job. Also, I used to take antipsychotics, be careful with what you mix with them. I was taking Geodon which is also an antipsychotic and I had to be rushed to ER after taking another medication. I got a something called "Tardive Dystonia" (google it) its when the nerves in your body do something to where its extremely difficult to control them. My neck locked up, my tongue curled and It was hard to speak because my tongue was in the way. It was completely stiff like an ice cold banana. They gave me something in a syringe or IV (dont remember) but it relaxed my muscles and I was normal again. It wasny fun at all. Its not deadly but it hurts your body. Ive taken 5 different antipsychotics and they all had side effects (couldve been just my experience) but theyre pretty sensitive medications , I would say.... But call and ask to be completely sure.... Answered by Annabelle Schmelzer 11 months ago.

Other salicylates were used, but were fairly toxic and produced nasty side effects. In fact, the development of aspirin (methylsalicylic acid) was basically a search for a minimally toxic salicylate. People also used cold compresses, various narcotics, alcohol, and all sorts of quack cures. Answered by Penni Bigger 11 months ago.


Can I take an aspirin for headaches if I take daily perphenazine (Trilafon) antiphycotic medicine?
Trilafon is to treat schizophrenia symptoms. It is a typical anti-phycotic medicine. Sometimes I get major headches as a side effect from the medicine. So is it ok? Asked by Cathie Swensson 11 months ago.

Probably, but you should always ask your doctor about drug interactions to be safe. It's your body, treat it with care and it will treat you well in return. Answered by Kourtney Sommer 11 months ago.


Does trilafon cause weight gain?
I'm starting 2mg of it. Will that cause me to gain weight? Asked by Donette Becke 11 months ago.

I asked my shrink and he said that no that is not a common side effect. However with any drug that makes you feel better emotionally we sometimes tend to over eat. So if you watch your diet it shouldn't be a problem. Good luck Answered by Jayne Delafontaine 11 months ago.


Is Perphenazine/Trilafon available in the United Kingdom?
Asked by Kanesha Ludlam 11 months ago.

It is, as a prescribed drug, not over the counter. It's probably not used as much here in England and if you were here for a length of time I think you might be advised to take different medication. Answered by Elissa Reidhaar 11 months ago.


Aphysician ordered 8mg trilafon po bid the available dose is 2mg how many tablets to administer?
Asked by Rutha Deveaux 11 months ago.

Seriously? 8 mg / 2 mg = 4 pills. You really should be doing your own homework, though... if your teacher does a search online and finds that you've asked your homework questions online, they may give you an automatically failing grade. Besides, all the questions you've asked are basic math questions and you can get a tutor to help you learn how to do the problems (which you'll need to know if you are going into medicine) instead of just getting the answers. Good luck and I hope I helped! Answered by Donald Infante 11 months ago.

As directed,, pretty simple Answered by Karey Knudsuig 11 months ago.


I've been taking Trilafon and Artane for about 12 years and they want to put me on an atypical type drug.?
I'm leery of new meds because I tried many before I found something that worked and I could handle. They say the new ones have no side effects(I've heard that one before). I know what I'm on now is less expensive than the newer ones. Are the doctors cozying up to another drug company? Should I find... Asked by Wallace Bandarra 11 months ago.

I'm leery of new meds because I tried many before I found something that worked and I could handle. They say the new ones have no side effects(I've heard that one before). I know what I'm on now is less expensive than the newer ones. Are the doctors cozying up to another drug company? Should I find another doctor? Please advise! Answered by Karyl Heitbrink 11 months ago.

did you know that if the doctor agree's to give a certain pharmacutical companies medicine out, they get a big fat check for each person they get on those meds? Its true! they tried me on the new ones. Invega- said to have no side effects, but i Gained weight, Irritability, nauseated, light headed, burned very easily, dehydrated, and more. I would stick to your current medication. the new ones cost A LOT more, and have just as many side effects. Answered by Raul Torbit 11 months ago.


I've been taking Trilafon and Artane for 12 years and recently they want to put me on an atypical type drug.?
I'm worried about anything new giving me bad side effects(they say the new ones don't have any,but I've heard that one before). I'm doing fine on what I'm taking now, and they're much less expensive. I tried a lot of meds before finding something I could handle and something that worked... Asked by Akilah Zupp 11 months ago.

I'm worried about anything new giving me bad side effects(they say the new ones don't have any,but I've heard that one before). I'm doing fine on what I'm taking now, and they're much less expensive. I tried a lot of meds before finding something I could handle and something that worked good. Should I find another doctor or what? Maybe they're cozying up to another drug company. Please advise! Answered by Maxima Kohen 11 months ago.

Why do they want you to change? If you're doing well on the old meds and your blood work looks good, then why try to "fix" something that isn't broken. Sit down with your doctor and ask him/her why the change. Answered by Deborah Quarnstrom 11 months ago.


Is 50 mg of clozaril really strong?
is clozaril a strong drug? will being on trilafon make it stronger?? Asked by Ezekiel Ramsahai 11 months ago.

Clozaril is an extremely potent atypical antipsychotic agent, hands down substantially more effective than any other medication for currently in use. It does however have substantial risks that require regular blood tests for the first year of use. That said, it is the go-to medication when all other atypical and typical antipsychotic agents have failed. 50mg is not a high dose at all, it's a moderate starting dosage. Actual therapeutic dosages start in the 300-900mg range. Trilafon is a typical antipsychotic agent. It does not directly affect Clozaril, but it essentially does the same thing with less potency and effect. In general, you shouldn't be on both unless you're switching from one, to another. Answered by Oretha Kraling 11 months ago.


Anyone know about or have experience with Perphenazine (Trilafon) ?
Does anyone know anything about this medication and if you do can you tell me what you think about it? did it help with anxiety, did you gain weight on it?I just went off paxil cold turkey, and now im scared my anxiety is going to come back like it used to be, I reall hope this new drug helps with it. What do... Asked by Nora Worchester 11 months ago.

Does anyone know anything about this medication and if you do can you tell me what you think about it? did it help with anxiety, did you gain weight on it? I just went off paxil cold turkey, and now im scared my anxiety is going to come back like it used to be, I reall hope this new drug helps with it. What do you thiink? Answered by Zandra Prigmore 11 months ago.

I took Trilafon from 1978 to about 1981, stopped for a while, had difficulties, and then got back on it from 1983 to 1999. At that point my psychiatrist retired, and on the basis of two appointments, a new psychiatrist informed me that he didn't think I needed psychiatric care anymore. Perphenazine, aka Trilafon (brand name) is a strong anti-psychotic. This means the doses are usually pretty low - mine was 2 milligrams 3 times a day. Eventually, in the early 90s, I tapered down to 2 milligrams twice a day. The effect it had on me was to allow me to relax and get a good night's sleep. This in turn allowed me to get a job and function normally. I personally did not experience any side effects at all. The only time its effects were even noticeable was when I took one and went to bed, I would notice about 15 minutes after taking it, it would "kick in" - I'd feel a wave of relaxation and relief. So, for me, perphenazine was very helpful for a long time with no downside. Answered by Analisa Toce 11 months ago.


Zyprexa, Trileptal, Trilafon?
My fiancee is bi polar and just had his meds changed b/c the other ones were just making him sleep all the time. Does anyone know about these meds? I'm not sure if the spelling is right on them. I just need to know if anyone is on a combo of these or if a loved one is. I'm 1 week off from delivering our... Asked by Truman Kwong 11 months ago.

My fiancee is bi polar and just had his meds changed b/c the other ones were just making him sleep all the time. Does anyone know about these meds? I'm not sure if the spelling is right on them. I just need to know if anyone is on a combo of these or if a loved one is. I'm 1 week off from delivering our first baby and he was just finally diagnosed with being bi polar 4 weeks ago. This is all very hard and strange to me..but of course I just want us to be a family and for him to get the help he needs! Answered by Shin Filler 11 months ago.

Ive been on Zyprexa myself. I agree with the other answerer, it does cause weight gain. And it does make you very sleepy , but it is a very effective drug. I finally weened off of it after my depression ended and i felt like being medless, but sometimes i would get psychotic at night and id take one and it would all go away and id fall right asleep with no problems. It is also a VERY expensive drug. The prescription label said it costed $500 for 30 pills. Trileptal is supposed to be like Tegretol with fewer side effects. Zyprexa in combination with an mood stabilizer will probably cause more weight gain. Trilafon ive never heard of and it scares me because of this on the wikipedia article: It has a high incidence of early and late extrapyramidal side-effects (tardive dyskinesia). Tardive dyskinesia is a serious neurological disorder caused by the long-term and/or high-dose use of dopamine antagonists, usually antipsychotics and among them especially the typical antipsychotics. These neuroleptic drugs are generally prescribed for serious psychiatric disorders. My mother has been seriously mentally ill for many years and has taken pretty much every drug known to man, but never a combination of two antipsychotics. It seems like overkill. Tardive Dyskinesia is almost always non-reversable. I wonder if he has been prescribed cogentin? It can help with the side effects with drugs like this. It helps with the erratic twitches and stuff caused by antipsychotics. Good luck, i know that its a hard thing to deal with but the best thing to do is become as educated as you can and never tell him it is his fault, because its not. Check out books on bipolar disorder, they can be very informative. Answered by Patrick Meade 11 months ago.

the only one i know is zyprexa which also has a side effect of sleepiness and weight gain. some people function quite well on it. but it is hard to know whether it will be better than what he is on since i dont know the first one. it will take a while for hime to notice the difference. it is used for other things besides bipolar so sometimes can be too impactful. that is an awful lot of med change at once if they changed all 3. and an awful lot of stress for you with new baby and a husband with a new diagnosis. however, knowing the diagnosis should make things easier. people with bipolar disorder can really have normal lives once the right meds are found. Answered by Tyesha Diluzio 11 months ago.


Can I take an aspirin for headaches if I take daily perphenazine (Trilafon) antiphycotic medicine?
Trilafon is to treat schizophrenia symptoms. It is a typical anti-phycotic medicine. Sometimes I get major headches as a side effect from the medicine. So is it ok? Asked by Everette Daire 11 months ago.

Call RiteAid, Walgreens or CVS and connect to the pharmacy (I do this all the time). Ask to speak with a pharmacists and explain your thoughts. Its what theyre there for and what theyre trained in, its theur job. Also, I used to take antipsychotics, be careful with what you mix with them. I was taking Geodon which is also an antipsychotic and I had to be rushed to ER after taking another medication. I got a something called "Tardive Dystonia" (google it) its when the nerves in your body do something to where its extremely difficult to control them. My neck locked up, my tongue curled and It was hard to speak because my tongue was in the way. It was completely stiff like an ice cold banana. They gave me something in a syringe or IV (dont remember) but it relaxed my muscles and I was normal again. It wasny fun at all. Its not deadly but it hurts your body. Ive taken 5 different antipsychotics and they all had side effects (couldve been just my experience) but theyre pretty sensitive medications , I would say.... But call and ask to be completely sure.... Answered by Cruz Tagaban 11 months ago.

Other salicylates were used, but were fairly toxic and produced nasty side effects. In fact, the development of aspirin (methylsalicylic acid) was basically a search for a minimally toxic salicylate. People also used cold compresses, various narcotics, alcohol, and all sorts of quack cures. Answered by Toby Azzaro 11 months ago.


Can I take an aspirin for headaches if I take daily perphenazine (Trilafon) antiphycotic medicine?
Trilafon is to treat schizophrenia symptoms. It is a typical anti-phycotic medicine. Sometimes I get major headches as a side effect from the medicine. So is it ok? Asked by Yun Dirksen 11 months ago.

Probably, but you should always ask your doctor about drug interactions to be safe. It's your body, treat it with care and it will treat you well in return. Answered by Marquitta Curbelo 11 months ago.


Does trilafon cause weight gain?
I'm starting 2mg of it. Will that cause me to gain weight? Asked by Flo Shoobridge 11 months ago.

I asked my shrink and he said that no that is not a common side effect. However with any drug that makes you feel better emotionally we sometimes tend to over eat. So if you watch your diet it shouldn't be a problem. Good luck Answered by Tobi Wegleitner 11 months ago.


Is Perphenazine/Trilafon available in the United Kingdom?
Asked by Shaunda Lean 11 months ago.

It is, as a prescribed drug, not over the counter. It's probably not used as much here in England and if you were here for a length of time I think you might be advised to take different medication. Answered by Ardith Marts 11 months ago.


Aphysician ordered 8mg trilafon po bid the available dose is 2mg how many tablets to administer?
Asked by Earline Matyas 11 months ago.

Seriously? 8 mg / 2 mg = 4 pills. You really should be doing your own homework, though... if your teacher does a search online and finds that you've asked your homework questions online, they may give you an automatically failing grade. Besides, all the questions you've asked are basic math questions and you can get a tutor to help you learn how to do the problems (which you'll need to know if you are going into medicine) instead of just getting the answers. Good luck and I hope I helped! Answered by Adaline Kedra 11 months ago.

As directed,, pretty simple Answered by Sharda Nolasco 11 months ago.


I've been taking Trilafon and Artane for about 12 years and they want to put me on an atypical type drug.?
I'm leery of new meds because I tried many before I found something that worked and I could handle. They say the new ones have no side effects(I've heard that one before). I know what I'm on now is less expensive than the newer ones. Are the doctors cozying up to another drug company? Should I find... Asked by Venessa Liggin 11 months ago.

I'm leery of new meds because I tried many before I found something that worked and I could handle. They say the new ones have no side effects(I've heard that one before). I know what I'm on now is less expensive than the newer ones. Are the doctors cozying up to another drug company? Should I find another doctor? Please advise! Answered by Kelsi Tallon 11 months ago.

did you know that if the doctor agree's to give a certain pharmacutical companies medicine out, they get a big fat check for each person they get on those meds? Its true! they tried me on the new ones. Invega- said to have no side effects, but i Gained weight, Irritability, nauseated, light headed, burned very easily, dehydrated, and more. I would stick to your current medication. the new ones cost A LOT more, and have just as many side effects. Answered by Sol Locklin 11 months ago.


I've been taking Trilafon and Artane for 12 years and recently they want to put me on an atypical type drug.?
I'm worried about anything new giving me bad side effects(they say the new ones don't have any,but I've heard that one before). I'm doing fine on what I'm taking now, and they're much less expensive. I tried a lot of meds before finding something I could handle and something that worked... Asked by Chantay Siok 11 months ago.

I'm worried about anything new giving me bad side effects(they say the new ones don't have any,but I've heard that one before). I'm doing fine on what I'm taking now, and they're much less expensive. I tried a lot of meds before finding something I could handle and something that worked good. Should I find another doctor or what? Maybe they're cozying up to another drug company. Please advise! Answered by Trent Katzmann 11 months ago.

Why do they want you to change? If you're doing well on the old meds and your blood work looks good, then why try to "fix" something that isn't broken. Sit down with your doctor and ask him/her why the change. Answered by Tamra Saager 11 months ago.


Is 50 mg of clozaril really strong?
is clozaril a strong drug? will being on trilafon make it stronger?? Asked by Arleen Patout 11 months ago.

Clozaril is an extremely potent atypical antipsychotic agent, hands down substantially more effective than any other medication for currently in use. It does however have substantial risks that require regular blood tests for the first year of use. That said, it is the go-to medication when all other atypical and typical antipsychotic agents have failed. 50mg is not a high dose at all, it's a moderate starting dosage. Actual therapeutic dosages start in the 300-900mg range. Trilafon is a typical antipsychotic agent. It does not directly affect Clozaril, but it essentially does the same thing with less potency and effect. In general, you shouldn't be on both unless you're switching from one, to another. Answered by Yon Parrigan 11 months ago.


Anyone know about or have experience with Perphenazine (Trilafon) ?
Does anyone know anything about this medication and if you do can you tell me what you think about it? did it help with anxiety, did you gain weight on it?I just went off paxil cold turkey, and now im scared my anxiety is going to come back like it used to be, I reall hope this new drug helps with it. What do... Asked by Laticia Fileds 11 months ago.

Does anyone know anything about this medication and if you do can you tell me what you think about it? did it help with anxiety, did you gain weight on it? I just went off paxil cold turkey, and now im scared my anxiety is going to come back like it used to be, I reall hope this new drug helps with it. What do you thiink? Answered by Mallie Liebelt 11 months ago.

I took Trilafon from 1978 to about 1981, stopped for a while, had difficulties, and then got back on it from 1983 to 1999. At that point my psychiatrist retired, and on the basis of two appointments, a new psychiatrist informed me that he didn't think I needed psychiatric care anymore. Perphenazine, aka Trilafon (brand name) is a strong anti-psychotic. This means the doses are usually pretty low - mine was 2 milligrams 3 times a day. Eventually, in the early 90s, I tapered down to 2 milligrams twice a day. The effect it had on me was to allow me to relax and get a good night's sleep. This in turn allowed me to get a job and function normally. I personally did not experience any side effects at all. The only time its effects were even noticeable was when I took one and went to bed, I would notice about 15 minutes after taking it, it would "kick in" - I'd feel a wave of relaxation and relief. So, for me, perphenazine was very helpful for a long time with no downside. Answered by Armando Sawransky 11 months ago.


Zyprexa, Trileptal, Trilafon?
My fiancee is bi polar and just had his meds changed b/c the other ones were just making him sleep all the time. Does anyone know about these meds? I'm not sure if the spelling is right on them. I just need to know if anyone is on a combo of these or if a loved one is. I'm 1 week off from delivering our... Asked by Dora Waguespack 11 months ago.

My fiancee is bi polar and just had his meds changed b/c the other ones were just making him sleep all the time. Does anyone know about these meds? I'm not sure if the spelling is right on them. I just need to know if anyone is on a combo of these or if a loved one is. I'm 1 week off from delivering our first baby and he was just finally diagnosed with being bi polar 4 weeks ago. This is all very hard and strange to me..but of course I just want us to be a family and for him to get the help he needs! Answered by Deangelo Chisam 11 months ago.

Ive been on Zyprexa myself. I agree with the other answerer, it does cause weight gain. And it does make you very sleepy , but it is a very effective drug. I finally weened off of it after my depression ended and i felt like being medless, but sometimes i would get psychotic at night and id take one and it would all go away and id fall right asleep with no problems. It is also a VERY expensive drug. The prescription label said it costed $500 for 30 pills. Trileptal is supposed to be like Tegretol with fewer side effects. Zyprexa in combination with an mood stabilizer will probably cause more weight gain. Trilafon ive never heard of and it scares me because of this on the wikipedia article: It has a high incidence of early and late extrapyramidal side-effects (tardive dyskinesia). Tardive dyskinesia is a serious neurological disorder caused by the long-term and/or high-dose use of dopamine antagonists, usually antipsychotics and among them especially the typical antipsychotics. These neuroleptic drugs are generally prescribed for serious psychiatric disorders. My mother has been seriously mentally ill for many years and has taken pretty much every drug known to man, but never a combination of two antipsychotics. It seems like overkill. Tardive Dyskinesia is almost always non-reversable. I wonder if he has been prescribed cogentin? It can help with the side effects with drugs like this. It helps with the erratic twitches and stuff caused by antipsychotics. Good luck, i know that its a hard thing to deal with but the best thing to do is become as educated as you can and never tell him it is his fault, because its not. Check out books on bipolar disorder, they can be very informative. Answered by Bertram Brommer 11 months ago.

the only one i know is zyprexa which also has a side effect of sleepiness and weight gain. some people function quite well on it. but it is hard to know whether it will be better than what he is on since i dont know the first one. it will take a while for hime to notice the difference. it is used for other things besides bipolar so sometimes can be too impactful. that is an awful lot of med change at once if they changed all 3. and an awful lot of stress for you with new baby and a husband with a new diagnosis. however, knowing the diagnosis should make things easier. people with bipolar disorder can really have normal lives once the right meds are found. Answered by Cory Baroldy 11 months ago.


Can I take an aspirin for headaches if I take daily perphenazine (Trilafon) antiphycotic medicine?
Trilafon is to treat schizophrenia symptoms. It is a typical anti-phycotic medicine. Sometimes I get major headches as a side effect from the medicine. So is it ok? Asked by Lael Cather 11 months ago.

Call RiteAid, Walgreens or CVS and connect to the pharmacy (I do this all the time). Ask to speak with a pharmacists and explain your thoughts. Its what theyre there for and what theyre trained in, its theur job. Also, I used to take antipsychotics, be careful with what you mix with them. I was taking Geodon which is also an antipsychotic and I had to be rushed to ER after taking another medication. I got a something called "Tardive Dystonia" (google it) its when the nerves in your body do something to where its extremely difficult to control them. My neck locked up, my tongue curled and It was hard to speak because my tongue was in the way. It was completely stiff like an ice cold banana. They gave me something in a syringe or IV (dont remember) but it relaxed my muscles and I was normal again. It wasny fun at all. Its not deadly but it hurts your body. Ive taken 5 different antipsychotics and they all had side effects (couldve been just my experience) but theyre pretty sensitive medications , I would say.... But call and ask to be completely sure.... Answered by Carman Botto 11 months ago.

Other salicylates were used, but were fairly toxic and produced nasty side effects. In fact, the development of aspirin (methylsalicylic acid) was basically a search for a minimally toxic salicylate. People also used cold compresses, various narcotics, alcohol, and all sorts of quack cures. Answered by Liliana Boehlke 11 months ago.


Can I take an aspirin for headaches if I take daily perphenazine (Trilafon) antiphycotic medicine?
Trilafon is to treat schizophrenia symptoms. It is a typical anti-phycotic medicine. Sometimes I get major headches as a side effect from the medicine. So is it ok? Asked by Yadira Skeem 11 months ago.

Probably, but you should always ask your doctor about drug interactions to be safe. It's your body, treat it with care and it will treat you well in return. Answered by Toya Ruscitti 11 months ago.


Does trilafon cause weight gain?
I'm starting 2mg of it. Will that cause me to gain weight? Asked by Buddy Mctigue 11 months ago.

I asked my shrink and he said that no that is not a common side effect. However with any drug that makes you feel better emotionally we sometimes tend to over eat. So if you watch your diet it shouldn't be a problem. Good luck Answered by Lynne Haran 11 months ago.


Is Perphenazine/Trilafon available in the United Kingdom?
Asked by Neil Sukovaty 11 months ago.

It is, as a prescribed drug, not over the counter. It's probably not used as much here in England and if you were here for a length of time I think you might be advised to take different medication. Answered by Charleen Pauza 11 months ago.


Aphysician ordered 8mg trilafon po bid the available dose is 2mg how many tablets to administer?
Asked by Brenton Sill 11 months ago.

Seriously? 8 mg / 2 mg = 4 pills. You really should be doing your own homework, though... if your teacher does a search online and finds that you've asked your homework questions online, they may give you an automatically failing grade. Besides, all the questions you've asked are basic math questions and you can get a tutor to help you learn how to do the problems (which you'll need to know if you are going into medicine) instead of just getting the answers. Good luck and I hope I helped! Answered by Nida Burak 11 months ago.

As directed,, pretty simple Answered by Keenan Dweck 11 months ago.


I've been taking Trilafon and Artane for about 12 years and they want to put me on an atypical type drug.?
I'm leery of new meds because I tried many before I found something that worked and I could handle. They say the new ones have no side effects(I've heard that one before). I know what I'm on now is less expensive than the newer ones. Are the doctors cozying up to another drug company? Should I find... Asked by Serafina Eyer 11 months ago.

I'm leery of new meds because I tried many before I found something that worked and I could handle. They say the new ones have no side effects(I've heard that one before). I know what I'm on now is less expensive than the newer ones. Are the doctors cozying up to another drug company? Should I find another doctor? Please advise! Answered by Humberto Grosbier 11 months ago.

did you know that if the doctor agree's to give a certain pharmacutical companies medicine out, they get a big fat check for each person they get on those meds? Its true! they tried me on the new ones. Invega- said to have no side effects, but i Gained weight, Irritability, nauseated, light headed, burned very easily, dehydrated, and more. I would stick to your current medication. the new ones cost A LOT more, and have just as many side effects. Answered by Gertrud Figueras 11 months ago.


I've been taking Trilafon and Artane for 12 years and recently they want to put me on an atypical type drug.?
I'm worried about anything new giving me bad side effects(they say the new ones don't have any,but I've heard that one before). I'm doing fine on what I'm taking now, and they're much less expensive. I tried a lot of meds before finding something I could handle and something that worked... Asked by Hayley Caudel 11 months ago.

I'm worried about anything new giving me bad side effects(they say the new ones don't have any,but I've heard that one before). I'm doing fine on what I'm taking now, and they're much less expensive. I tried a lot of meds before finding something I could handle and something that worked good. Should I find another doctor or what? Maybe they're cozying up to another drug company. Please advise! Answered by Brande Taibl 11 months ago.

Why do they want you to change? If you're doing well on the old meds and your blood work looks good, then why try to "fix" something that isn't broken. Sit down with your doctor and ask him/her why the change. Answered by Mattie Ziler 11 months ago.


Is 50 mg of clozaril really strong?
is clozaril a strong drug? will being on trilafon make it stronger?? Asked by Azzie Mccool 11 months ago.

Clozaril is an extremely potent atypical antipsychotic agent, hands down substantially more effective than any other medication for currently in use. It does however have substantial risks that require regular blood tests for the first year of use. That said, it is the go-to medication when all other atypical and typical antipsychotic agents have failed. 50mg is not a high dose at all, it's a moderate starting dosage. Actual therapeutic dosages start in the 300-900mg range. Trilafon is a typical antipsychotic agent. It does not directly affect Clozaril, but it essentially does the same thing with less potency and effect. In general, you shouldn't be on both unless you're switching from one, to another. Answered by Dakota Sticher 11 months ago.


Anyone know about or have experience with Perphenazine (Trilafon) ?
Does anyone know anything about this medication and if you do can you tell me what you think about it? did it help with anxiety, did you gain weight on it?I just went off paxil cold turkey, and now im scared my anxiety is going to come back like it used to be, I reall hope this new drug helps with it. What do... Asked by Scarlett Maun 11 months ago.

Does anyone know anything about this medication and if you do can you tell me what you think about it? did it help with anxiety, did you gain weight on it? I just went off paxil cold turkey, and now im scared my anxiety is going to come back like it used to be, I reall hope this new drug helps with it. What do you thiink? Answered by Tania Birdow 11 months ago.

I took Trilafon from 1978 to about 1981, stopped for a while, had difficulties, and then got back on it from 1983 to 1999. At that point my psychiatrist retired, and on the basis of two appointments, a new psychiatrist informed me that he didn't think I needed psychiatric care anymore. Perphenazine, aka Trilafon (brand name) is a strong anti-psychotic. This means the doses are usually pretty low - mine was 2 milligrams 3 times a day. Eventually, in the early 90s, I tapered down to 2 milligrams twice a day. The effect it had on me was to allow me to relax and get a good night's sleep. This in turn allowed me to get a job and function normally. I personally did not experience any side effects at all. The only time its effects were even noticeable was when I took one and went to bed, I would notice about 15 minutes after taking it, it would "kick in" - I'd feel a wave of relaxation and relief. So, for me, perphenazine was very helpful for a long time with no downside. Answered by Samatha Couvertier 11 months ago.


Zyprexa, Trileptal, Trilafon?
My fiancee is bi polar and just had his meds changed b/c the other ones were just making him sleep all the time. Does anyone know about these meds? I'm not sure if the spelling is right on them. I just need to know if anyone is on a combo of these or if a loved one is. I'm 1 week off from delivering our... Asked by Ricki Lennard 11 months ago.

My fiancee is bi polar and just had his meds changed b/c the other ones were just making him sleep all the time. Does anyone know about these meds? I'm not sure if the spelling is right on them. I just need to know if anyone is on a combo of these or if a loved one is. I'm 1 week off from delivering our first baby and he was just finally diagnosed with being bi polar 4 weeks ago. This is all very hard and strange to me..but of course I just want us to be a family and for him to get the help he needs! Answered by Yadira Urquiza 11 months ago.

Ive been on Zyprexa myself. I agree with the other answerer, it does cause weight gain. And it does make you very sleepy , but it is a very effective drug. I finally weened off of it after my depression ended and i felt like being medless, but sometimes i would get psychotic at night and id take one and it would all go away and id fall right asleep with no problems. It is also a VERY expensive drug. The prescription label said it costed $500 for 30 pills. Trileptal is supposed to be like Tegretol with fewer side effects. Zyprexa in combination with an mood stabilizer will probably cause more weight gain. Trilafon ive never heard of and it scares me because of this on the wikipedia article: It has a high incidence of early and late extrapyramidal side-effects (tardive dyskinesia). Tardive dyskinesia is a serious neurological disorder caused by the long-term and/or high-dose use of dopamine antagonists, usually antipsychotics and among them especially the typical antipsychotics. These neuroleptic drugs are generally prescribed for serious psychiatric disorders. My mother has been seriously mentally ill for many years and has taken pretty much every drug known to man, but never a combination of two antipsychotics. It seems like overkill. Tardive Dyskinesia is almost always non-reversable. I wonder if he has been prescribed cogentin? It can help with the side effects with drugs like this. It helps with the erratic twitches and stuff caused by antipsychotics. Good luck, i know that its a hard thing to deal with but the best thing to do is become as educated as you can and never tell him it is his fault, because its not. Check out books on bipolar disorder, they can be very informative. Answered by Teodoro Rokos 11 months ago.

the only one i know is zyprexa which also has a side effect of sleepiness and weight gain. some people function quite well on it. but it is hard to know whether it will be better than what he is on since i dont know the first one. it will take a while for hime to notice the difference. it is used for other things besides bipolar so sometimes can be too impactful. that is an awful lot of med change at once if they changed all 3. and an awful lot of stress for you with new baby and a husband with a new diagnosis. however, knowing the diagnosis should make things easier. people with bipolar disorder can really have normal lives once the right meds are found. Answered by Maybell Sterr 11 months ago.


Can I take an aspirin for headaches if I take daily perphenazine (Trilafon) antiphycotic medicine?
Trilafon is to treat schizophrenia symptoms. It is a typical anti-phycotic medicine. Sometimes I get major headches as a side effect from the medicine. So is it ok? Asked by Christel Clavin 11 months ago.

Call RiteAid, Walgreens or CVS and connect to the pharmacy (I do this all the time). Ask to speak with a pharmacists and explain your thoughts. Its what theyre there for and what theyre trained in, its theur job. Also, I used to take antipsychotics, be careful with what you mix with them. I was taking Geodon which is also an antipsychotic and I had to be rushed to ER after taking another medication. I got a something called "Tardive Dystonia" (google it) its when the nerves in your body do something to where its extremely difficult to control them. My neck locked up, my tongue curled and It was hard to speak because my tongue was in the way. It was completely stiff like an ice cold banana. They gave me something in a syringe or IV (dont remember) but it relaxed my muscles and I was normal again. It wasny fun at all. Its not deadly but it hurts your body. Ive taken 5 different antipsychotics and they all had side effects (couldve been just my experience) but theyre pretty sensitive medications , I would say.... But call and ask to be completely sure.... Answered by Kelsi Tenorio 11 months ago.

Other salicylates were used, but were fairly toxic and produced nasty side effects. In fact, the development of aspirin (methylsalicylic acid) was basically a search for a minimally toxic salicylate. People also used cold compresses, various narcotics, alcohol, and all sorts of quack cures. Answered by Tamiko Bois 11 months ago.


Can I take an aspirin for headaches if I take daily perphenazine (Trilafon) antiphycotic medicine?
Trilafon is to treat schizophrenia symptoms. It is a typical anti-phycotic medicine. Sometimes I get major headches as a side effect from the medicine. So is it ok? Asked by Courtney Techau 11 months ago.

Probably, but you should always ask your doctor about drug interactions to be safe. It's your body, treat it with care and it will treat you well in return. Answered by Lazaro Benns 11 months ago.


Does trilafon cause weight gain?
I'm starting 2mg of it. Will that cause me to gain weight? Asked by Julissa Plock 11 months ago.

I asked my shrink and he said that no that is not a common side effect. However with any drug that makes you feel better emotionally we sometimes tend to over eat. So if you watch your diet it shouldn't be a problem. Good luck Answered by Matha Puccinelli 11 months ago.


Is Perphenazine/Trilafon available in the United Kingdom?
Asked by Vergie Faden 11 months ago.

It is, as a prescribed drug, not over the counter. It's probably not used as much here in England and if you were here for a length of time I think you might be advised to take different medication. Answered by Linwood Moake 11 months ago.


Aphysician ordered 8mg trilafon po bid the available dose is 2mg how many tablets to administer?
Asked by Sol Kindlimann 11 months ago.

Seriously? 8 mg / 2 mg = 4 pills. You really should be doing your own homework, though... if your teacher does a search online and finds that you've asked your homework questions online, they may give you an automatically failing grade. Besides, all the questions you've asked are basic math questions and you can get a tutor to help you learn how to do the problems (which you'll need to know if you are going into medicine) instead of just getting the answers. Good luck and I hope I helped! Answered by Daryl Beilke 11 months ago.

As directed,, pretty simple Answered by Judi Markell 11 months ago.


I've been taking Trilafon and Artane for about 12 years and they want to put me on an atypical type drug.?
I'm leery of new meds because I tried many before I found something that worked and I could handle. They say the new ones have no side effects(I've heard that one before). I know what I'm on now is less expensive than the newer ones. Are the doctors cozying up to another drug company? Should I find... Asked by Sylvie Haning 11 months ago.

I'm leery of new meds because I tried many before I found something that worked and I could handle. They say the new ones have no side effects(I've heard that one before). I know what I'm on now is less expensive than the newer ones. Are the doctors cozying up to another drug company? Should I find another doctor? Please advise! Answered by Caroline Muhtaseb 11 months ago.

did you know that if the doctor agree's to give a certain pharmacutical companies medicine out, they get a big fat check for each person they get on those meds? Its true! they tried me on the new ones. Invega- said to have no side effects, but i Gained weight, Irritability, nauseated, light headed, burned very easily, dehydrated, and more. I would stick to your current medication. the new ones cost A LOT more, and have just as many side effects. Answered by Wendie Coppersmith 11 months ago.


I've been taking Trilafon and Artane for 12 years and recently they want to put me on an atypical type drug.?
I'm worried about anything new giving me bad side effects(they say the new ones don't have any,but I've heard that one before). I'm doing fine on what I'm taking now, and they're much less expensive. I tried a lot of meds before finding something I could handle and something that worked... Asked by Edelmira Bitting 11 months ago.

I'm worried about anything new giving me bad side effects(they say the new ones don't have any,but I've heard that one before). I'm doing fine on what I'm taking now, and they're much less expensive. I tried a lot of meds before finding something I could handle and something that worked good. Should I find another doctor or what? Maybe they're cozying up to another drug company. Please advise! Answered by Yuriko Arguelles 11 months ago.

Why do they want you to change? If you're doing well on the old meds and your blood work looks good, then why try to "fix" something that isn't broken. Sit down with your doctor and ask him/her why the change. Answered by Melinda Lanning 11 months ago.


Is 50 mg of clozaril really strong?
is clozaril a strong drug? will being on trilafon make it stronger?? Asked by Saundra Durupan 11 months ago.

Clozaril is an extremely potent atypical antipsychotic agent, hands down substantially more effective than any other medication for currently in use. It does however have substantial risks that require regular blood tests for the first year of use. That said, it is the go-to medication when all other atypical and typical antipsychotic agents have failed. 50mg is not a high dose at all, it's a moderate starting dosage. Actual therapeutic dosages start in the 300-900mg range. Trilafon is a typical antipsychotic agent. It does not directly affect Clozaril, but it essentially does the same thing with less potency and effect. In general, you shouldn't be on both unless you're switching from one, to another. Answered by Maisha Averitte 11 months ago.


Anyone know about or have experience with Perphenazine (Trilafon) ?
Does anyone know anything about this medication and if you do can you tell me what you think about it? did it help with anxiety, did you gain weight on it?I just went off paxil cold turkey, and now im scared my anxiety is going to come back like it used to be, I reall hope this new drug helps with it. What do... Asked by Linnie Hoberg 11 months ago.

Does anyone know anything about this medication and if you do can you tell me what you think about it? did it help with anxiety, did you gain weight on it? I just went off paxil cold turkey, and now im scared my anxiety is going to come back like it used to be, I reall hope this new drug helps with it. What do you thiink? Answered by Lorrine Hasenauer 11 months ago.

I took Trilafon from 1978 to about 1981, stopped for a while, had difficulties, and then got back on it from 1983 to 1999. At that point my psychiatrist retired, and on the basis of two appointments, a new psychiatrist informed me that he didn't think I needed psychiatric care anymore. Perphenazine, aka Trilafon (brand name) is a strong anti-psychotic. This means the doses are usually pretty low - mine was 2 milligrams 3 times a day. Eventually, in the early 90s, I tapered down to 2 milligrams twice a day. The effect it had on me was to allow me to relax and get a good night's sleep. This in turn allowed me to get a job and function normally. I personally did not experience any side effects at all. The only time its effects were even noticeable was when I took one and went to bed, I would notice about 15 minutes after taking it, it would "kick in" - I'd feel a wave of relaxation and relief. So, for me, perphenazine was very helpful for a long time with no downside. Answered by Vernon Ripper 11 months ago.


Zyprexa, Trileptal, Trilafon?
My fiancee is bi polar and just had his meds changed b/c the other ones were just making him sleep all the time. Does anyone know about these meds? I'm not sure if the spelling is right on them. I just need to know if anyone is on a combo of these or if a loved one is. I'm 1 week off from delivering our... Asked by Fernanda Karjala 11 months ago.

My fiancee is bi polar and just had his meds changed b/c the other ones were just making him sleep all the time. Does anyone know about these meds? I'm not sure if the spelling is right on them. I just need to know if anyone is on a combo of these or if a loved one is. I'm 1 week off from delivering our first baby and he was just finally diagnosed with being bi polar 4 weeks ago. This is all very hard and strange to me..but of course I just want us to be a family and for him to get the help he needs! Answered by Leonor Sulieman 11 months ago.

Ive been on Zyprexa myself. I agree with the other answerer, it does cause weight gain. And it does make you very sleepy , but it is a very effective drug. I finally weened off of it after my depression ended and i felt like being medless, but sometimes i would get psychotic at night and id take one and it would all go away and id fall right asleep with no problems. It is also a VERY expensive drug. The prescription label said it costed $500 for 30 pills. Trileptal is supposed to be like Tegretol with fewer side effects. Zyprexa in combination with an mood stabilizer will probably cause more weight gain. Trilafon ive never heard of and it scares me because of this on the wikipedia article: It has a high incidence of early and late extrapyramidal side-effects (tardive dyskinesia). Tardive dyskinesia is a serious neurological disorder caused by the long-term and/or high-dose use of dopamine antagonists, usually antipsychotics and among them especially the typical antipsychotics. These neuroleptic drugs are generally prescribed for serious psychiatric disorders. My mother has been seriously mentally ill for many years and has taken pretty much every drug known to man, but never a combination of two antipsychotics. It seems like overkill. Tardive Dyskinesia is almost always non-reversable. I wonder if he has been prescribed cogentin? It can help with the side effects with drugs like this. It helps with the erratic twitches and stuff caused by antipsychotics. Good luck, i know that its a hard thing to deal with but the best thing to do is become as educated as you can and never tell him it is his fault, because its not. Check out books on bipolar disorder, they can be very informative. Answered by Carolann Mischke 11 months ago.

the only one i know is zyprexa which also has a side effect of sleepiness and weight gain. some people function quite well on it. but it is hard to know whether it will be better than what he is on since i dont know the first one. it will take a while for hime to notice the difference. it is used for other things besides bipolar so sometimes can be too impactful. that is an awful lot of med change at once if they changed all 3. and an awful lot of stress for you with new baby and a husband with a new diagnosis. however, knowing the diagnosis should make things easier. people with bipolar disorder can really have normal lives once the right meds are found. Answered by Tia Arrant 11 months ago.


Can I take an aspirin for headaches if I take daily perphenazine (Trilafon) antiphycotic medicine?
Trilafon is to treat schizophrenia symptoms. It is a typical anti-phycotic medicine. Sometimes I get major headches as a side effect from the medicine. So is it ok? Asked by Junie Eyre 11 months ago.

Call RiteAid, Walgreens or CVS and connect to the pharmacy (I do this all the time). Ask to speak with a pharmacists and explain your thoughts. Its what theyre there for and what theyre trained in, its theur job. Also, I used to take antipsychotics, be careful with what you mix with them. I was taking Geodon which is also an antipsychotic and I had to be rushed to ER after taking another medication. I got a something called "Tardive Dystonia" (google it) its when the nerves in your body do something to where its extremely difficult to control them. My neck locked up, my tongue curled and It was hard to speak because my tongue was in the way. It was completely stiff like an ice cold banana. They gave me something in a syringe or IV (dont remember) but it relaxed my muscles and I was normal again. It wasny fun at all. Its not deadly but it hurts your body. Ive taken 5 different antipsychotics and they all had side effects (couldve been just my experience) but theyre pretty sensitive medications , I would say.... But call and ask to be completely sure.... Answered by Bernadette Perreault 11 months ago.

Other salicylates were used, but were fairly toxic and produced nasty side effects. In fact, the development of aspirin (methylsalicylic acid) was basically a search for a minimally toxic salicylate. People also used cold compresses, various narcotics, alcohol, and all sorts of quack cures. Answered by Jadwiga Kapp 11 months ago.


Can I take an aspirin for headaches if I take daily perphenazine (Trilafon) antiphycotic medicine?
Trilafon is to treat schizophrenia symptoms. It is a typical anti-phycotic medicine. Sometimes I get major headches as a side effect from the medicine. So is it ok? Asked by Mariella Siegler 11 months ago.

Probably, but you should always ask your doctor about drug interactions to be safe. It's your body, treat it with care and it will treat you well in return. Answered by Elsa Stramiello 11 months ago.


Does trilafon cause weight gain?
I'm starting 2mg of it. Will that cause me to gain weight? Asked by Shanelle Whitwell 11 months ago.

I asked my shrink and he said that no that is not a common side effect. However with any drug that makes you feel better emotionally we sometimes tend to over eat. So if you watch your diet it shouldn't be a problem. Good luck Answered by Elisha Hoek 11 months ago.


Is Perphenazine/Trilafon available in the United Kingdom?
Asked by Gertude Amodei 11 months ago.

It is, as a prescribed drug, not over the counter. It's probably not used as much here in England and if you were here for a length of time I think you might be advised to take different medication. Answered by Lu Bouleris 11 months ago.


Aphysician ordered 8mg trilafon po bid the available dose is 2mg how many tablets to administer?
Asked by Fredia Smolder 11 months ago.

Seriously? 8 mg / 2 mg = 4 pills. You really should be doing your own homework, though... if your teacher does a search online and finds that you've asked your homework questions online, they may give you an automatically failing grade. Besides, all the questions you've asked are basic math questions and you can get a tutor to help you learn how to do the problems (which you'll need to know if you are going into medicine) instead of just getting the answers. Good luck and I hope I helped! Answered by Dale Goergen 11 months ago.

As directed,, pretty simple Answered by Pedro Induddi 11 months ago.


I've been taking Trilafon and Artane for about 12 years and they want to put me on an atypical type drug.?
I'm leery of new meds because I tried many before I found something that worked and I could handle. They say the new ones have no side effects(I've heard that one before). I know what I'm on now is less expensive than the newer ones. Are the doctors cozying up to another drug company? Should I find... Asked by Jannet Dodoo 11 months ago.

I'm leery of new meds because I tried many before I found something that worked and I could handle. They say the new ones have no side effects(I've heard that one before). I know what I'm on now is less expensive than the newer ones. Are the doctors cozying up to another drug company? Should I find another doctor? Please advise! Answered by Nila Gaer 11 months ago.

did you know that if the doctor agree's to give a certain pharmacutical companies medicine out, they get a big fat check for each person they get on those meds? Its true! they tried me on the new ones. Invega- said to have no side effects, but i Gained weight, Irritability, nauseated, light headed, burned very easily, dehydrated, and more. I would stick to your current medication. the new ones cost A LOT more, and have just as many side effects. Answered by Hollis Melstrom 11 months ago.


I've been taking Trilafon and Artane for 12 years and recently they want to put me on an atypical type drug.?
I'm worried about anything new giving me bad side effects(they say the new ones don't have any,but I've heard that one before). I'm doing fine on what I'm taking now, and they're much less expensive. I tried a lot of meds before finding something I could handle and something that worked... Asked by Jon Walbrecht 11 months ago.

I'm worried about anything new giving me bad side effects(they say the new ones don't have any,but I've heard that one before). I'm doing fine on what I'm taking now, and they're much less expensive. I tried a lot of meds before finding something I could handle and something that worked good. Should I find another doctor or what? Maybe they're cozying up to another drug company. Please advise! Answered by Dario Lefebure 11 months ago.

Why do they want you to change? If you're doing well on the old meds and your blood work looks good, then why try to "fix" something that isn't broken. Sit down with your doctor and ask him/her why the change. Answered by Irving Gripper 11 months ago.


Is 50 mg of clozaril really strong?
is clozaril a strong drug? will being on trilafon make it stronger?? Asked by Sara Langbein 11 months ago.

Clozaril is an extremely potent atypical antipsychotic agent, hands down substantially more effective than any other medication for currently in use. It does however have substantial risks that require regular blood tests for the first year of use. That said, it is the go-to medication when all other atypical and typical antipsychotic agents have failed. 50mg is not a high dose at all, it's a moderate starting dosage. Actual therapeutic dosages start in the 300-900mg range. Trilafon is a typical antipsychotic agent. It does not directly affect Clozaril, but it essentially does the same thing with less potency and effect. In general, you shouldn't be on both unless you're switching from one, to another. Answered by Carmel Fragnoli 11 months ago.


Anyone know about or have experience with Perphenazine (Trilafon) ?
Does anyone know anything about this medication and if you do can you tell me what you think about it? did it help with anxiety, did you gain weight on it?I just went off paxil cold turkey, and now im scared my anxiety is going to come back like it used to be, I reall hope this new drug helps with it. What do... Asked by Shalonda Paskel 11 months ago.

Does anyone know anything about this medication and if you do can you tell me what you think about it? did it help with anxiety, did you gain weight on it? I just went off paxil cold turkey, and now im scared my anxiety is going to come back like it used to be, I reall hope this new drug helps with it. What do you thiink? Answered by Edwin Delafontaine 11 months ago.

I took Trilafon from 1978 to about 1981, stopped for a while, had difficulties, and then got back on it from 1983 to 1999. At that point my psychiatrist retired, and on the basis of two appointments, a new psychiatrist informed me that he didn't think I needed psychiatric care anymore. Perphenazine, aka Trilafon (brand name) is a strong anti-psychotic. This means the doses are usually pretty low - mine was 2 milligrams 3 times a day. Eventually, in the early 90s, I tapered down to 2 milligrams twice a day. The effect it had on me was to allow me to relax and get a good night's sleep. This in turn allowed me to get a job and function normally. I personally did not experience any side effects at all. The only time its effects were even noticeable was when I took one and went to bed, I would notice about 15 minutes after taking it, it would "kick in" - I'd feel a wave of relaxation and relief. So, for me, perphenazine was very helpful for a long time with no downside. Answered by Candance Bairo 11 months ago.


Zyprexa, Trileptal, Trilafon?
My fiancee is bi polar and just had his meds changed b/c the other ones were just making him sleep all the time. Does anyone know about these meds? I'm not sure if the spelling is right on them. I just need to know if anyone is on a combo of these or if a loved one is. I'm 1 week off from delivering our... Asked by Louis Borelli 11 months ago.

My fiancee is bi polar and just had his meds changed b/c the other ones were just making him sleep all the time. Does anyone know about these meds? I'm not sure if the spelling is right on them. I just need to know if anyone is on a combo of these or if a loved one is. I'm 1 week off from delivering our first baby and he was just finally diagnosed with being bi polar 4 weeks ago. This is all very hard and strange to me..but of course I just want us to be a family and for him to get the help he needs! Answered by Phil Rathman 11 months ago.

Ive been on Zyprexa myself. I agree with the other answerer, it does cause weight gain. And it does make you very sleepy , but it is a very effective drug. I finally weened off of it after my depression ended and i felt like being medless, but sometimes i would get psychotic at night and id take one and it would all go away and id fall right asleep with no problems. It is also a VERY expensive drug. The prescription label said it costed $500 for 30 pills. Trileptal is supposed to be like Tegretol with fewer side effects. Zyprexa in combination with an mood stabilizer will probably cause more weight gain. Trilafon ive never heard of and it scares me because of this on the wikipedia article: It has a high incidence of early and late extrapyramidal side-effects (tardive dyskinesia). Tardive dyskinesia is a serious neurological disorder caused by the long-term and/or high-dose use of dopamine antagonists, usually antipsychotics and among them especially the typical antipsychotics. These neuroleptic drugs are generally prescribed for serious psychiatric disorders. My mother has been seriously mentally ill for many years and has taken pretty much every drug known to man, but never a combination of two antipsychotics. It seems like overkill. Tardive Dyskinesia is almost always non-reversable. I wonder if he has been prescribed cogentin? It can help with the side effects with drugs like this. It helps with the erratic twitches and stuff caused by antipsychotics. Good luck, i know that its a hard thing to deal with but the best thing to do is become as educated as you can and never tell him it is his fault, because its not. Check out books on bipolar disorder, they can be very informative. Answered by Anastasia Cosgriff 11 months ago.

the only one i know is zyprexa which also has a side effect of sleepiness and weight gain. some people function quite well on it. but it is hard to know whether it will be better than what he is on since i dont know the first one. it will take a while for hime to notice the difference. it is used for other things besides bipolar so sometimes can be too impactful. that is an awful lot of med change at once if they changed all 3. and an awful lot of stress for you with new baby and a husband with a new diagnosis. however, knowing the diagnosis should make things easier. people with bipolar disorder can really have normal lives once the right meds are found. Answered by Jess Wands 11 months ago.


Can I take an aspirin for headaches if I take daily perphenazine (Trilafon) antiphycotic medicine?
Trilafon is to treat schizophrenia symptoms. It is a typical anti-phycotic medicine. Sometimes I get major headches as a side effect from the medicine. So is it ok? Asked by Esteban Baugh 11 months ago.

Call RiteAid, Walgreens or CVS and connect to the pharmacy (I do this all the time). Ask to speak with a pharmacists and explain your thoughts. Its what theyre there for and what theyre trained in, its theur job. Also, I used to take antipsychotics, be careful with what you mix with them. I was taking Geodon which is also an antipsychotic and I had to be rushed to ER after taking another medication. I got a something called "Tardive Dystonia" (google it) its when the nerves in your body do something to where its extremely difficult to control them. My neck locked up, my tongue curled and It was hard to speak because my tongue was in the way. It was completely stiff like an ice cold banana. They gave me something in a syringe or IV (dont remember) but it relaxed my muscles and I was normal again. It wasny fun at all. Its not deadly but it hurts your body. Ive taken 5 different antipsychotics and they all had side effects (couldve been just my experience) but theyre pretty sensitive medications , I would say.... But call and ask to be completely sure.... Answered by Corrina Bauernfeind 11 months ago.

Other salicylates were used, but were fairly toxic and produced nasty side effects. In fact, the development of aspirin (methylsalicylic acid) was basically a search for a minimally toxic salicylate. People also used cold compresses, various narcotics, alcohol, and all sorts of quack cures. Answered by Fatima Benoist 11 months ago.


Can I take an aspirin for headaches if I take daily perphenazine (Trilafon) antiphycotic medicine?
Trilafon is to treat schizophrenia symptoms. It is a typical anti-phycotic medicine. Sometimes I get major headches as a side effect from the medicine. So is it ok? Asked by Dortha Kallio 11 months ago.

Probably, but you should always ask your doctor about drug interactions to be safe. It's your body, treat it with care and it will treat you well in return. Answered by Joe Geisinsky 11 months ago.


Does trilafon cause weight gain?
I'm starting 2mg of it. Will that cause me to gain weight? Asked by Steven Aveado 11 months ago.

I asked my shrink and he said that no that is not a common side effect. However with any drug that makes you feel better emotionally we sometimes tend to over eat. So if you watch your diet it shouldn't be a problem. Good luck Answered by Maritza Febre 11 months ago.


Is Perphenazine/Trilafon available in the United Kingdom?
Asked by Francisco Lempe 11 months ago.

It is, as a prescribed drug, not over the counter. It's probably not used as much here in England and if you were here for a length of time I think you might be advised to take different medication. Answered by Velma Bewley 11 months ago.


Aphysician ordered 8mg trilafon po bid the available dose is 2mg how many tablets to administer?
Asked by Carolina Moneymaker 11 months ago.

Seriously? 8 mg / 2 mg = 4 pills. You really should be doing your own homework, though... if your teacher does a search online and finds that you've asked your homework questions online, they may give you an automatically failing grade. Besides, all the questions you've asked are basic math questions and you can get a tutor to help you learn how to do the problems (which you'll need to know if you are going into medicine) instead of just getting the answers. Good luck and I hope I helped! Answered by Tawny Brinlee 11 months ago.

As directed,, pretty simple Answered by Gail Frasch 11 months ago.


I've been taking Trilafon and Artane for about 12 years and they want to put me on an atypical type drug.?
I'm leery of new meds because I tried many before I found something that worked and I could handle. They say the new ones have no side effects(I've heard that one before). I know what I'm on now is less expensive than the newer ones. Are the doctors cozying up to another drug company? Should I find... Asked by Angella Mowles 11 months ago.

I'm leery of new meds because I tried many before I found something that worked and I could handle. They say the new ones have no side effects(I've heard that one before). I know what I'm on now is less expensive than the newer ones. Are the doctors cozying up to another drug company? Should I find another doctor? Please advise! Answered by Lilla Turli 11 months ago.

did you know that if the doctor agree's to give a certain pharmacutical companies medicine out, they get a big fat check for each person they get on those meds? Its true! they tried me on the new ones. Invega- said to have no side effects, but i Gained weight, Irritability, nauseated, light headed, burned very easily, dehydrated, and more. I would stick to your current medication. the new ones cost A LOT more, and have just as many side effects. Answered by Nada Hammond 11 months ago.


I've been taking Trilafon and Artane for 12 years and recently they want to put me on an atypical type drug.?
I'm worried about anything new giving me bad side effects(they say the new ones don't have any,but I've heard that one before). I'm doing fine on what I'm taking now, and they're much less expensive. I tried a lot of meds before finding something I could handle and something that worked... Asked by Elane Bramson 11 months ago.

I'm worried about anything new giving me bad side effects(they say the new ones don't have any,but I've heard that one before). I'm doing fine on what I'm taking now, and they're much less expensive. I tried a lot of meds before finding something I could handle and something that worked good. Should I find another doctor or what? Maybe they're cozying up to another drug company. Please advise! Answered by Janyce Erding 11 months ago.

Why do they want you to change? If you're doing well on the old meds and your blood work looks good, then why try to "fix" something that isn't broken. Sit down with your doctor and ask him/her why the change. Answered by Kareem Cedars 11 months ago.


Is 50 mg of clozaril really strong?
is clozaril a strong drug? will being on trilafon make it stronger?? Asked by Chiquita Godar 11 months ago.

Clozaril is an extremely potent atypical antipsychotic agent, hands down substantially more effective than any other medication for currently in use. It does however have substantial risks that require regular blood tests for the first year of use. That said, it is the go-to medication when all other atypical and typical antipsychotic agents have failed. 50mg is not a high dose at all, it's a moderate starting dosage. Actual therapeutic dosages start in the 300-900mg range. Trilafon is a typical antipsychotic agent. It does not directly affect Clozaril, but it essentially does the same thing with less potency and effect. In general, you shouldn't be on both unless you're switching from one, to another. Answered by Diego Jass 11 months ago.


Anyone know about or have experience with Perphenazine (Trilafon) ?
Does anyone know anything about this medication and if you do can you tell me what you think about it? did it help with anxiety, did you gain weight on it?I just went off paxil cold turkey, and now im scared my anxiety is going to come back like it used to be, I reall hope this new drug helps with it. What do... Asked by Chung Mcgraw 11 months ago.

Does anyone know anything about this medication and if you do can you tell me what you think about it? did it help with anxiety, did you gain weight on it? I just went off paxil cold turkey, and now im scared my anxiety is going to come back like it used to be, I reall hope this new drug helps with it. What do you thiink? Answered by Brain Oines 11 months ago.

I took Trilafon from 1978 to about 1981, stopped for a while, had difficulties, and then got back on it from 1983 to 1999. At that point my psychiatrist retired, and on the basis of two appointments, a new psychiatrist informed me that he didn't think I needed psychiatric care anymore. Perphenazine, aka Trilafon (brand name) is a strong anti-psychotic. This means the doses are usually pretty low - mine was 2 milligrams 3 times a day. Eventually, in the early 90s, I tapered down to 2 milligrams twice a day. The effect it had on me was to allow me to relax and get a good night's sleep. This in turn allowed me to get a job and function normally. I personally did not experience any side effects at all. The only time its effects were even noticeable was when I took one and went to bed, I would notice about 15 minutes after taking it, it would "kick in" - I'd feel a wave of relaxation and relief. So, for me, perphenazine was very helpful for a long time with no downside. Answered by Domonique Dohman 11 months ago.


Zyprexa, Trileptal, Trilafon?
My fiancee is bi polar and just had his meds changed b/c the other ones were just making him sleep all the time. Does anyone know about these meds? I'm not sure if the spelling is right on them. I just need to know if anyone is on a combo of these or if a loved one is. I'm 1 week off from delivering our... Asked by Hazel Ruisi 11 months ago.

My fiancee is bi polar and just had his meds changed b/c the other ones were just making him sleep all the time. Does anyone know about these meds? I'm not sure if the spelling is right on them. I just need to know if anyone is on a combo of these or if a loved one is. I'm 1 week off from delivering our first baby and he was just finally diagnosed with being bi polar 4 weeks ago. This is all very hard and strange to me..but of course I just want us to be a family and for him to get the help he needs! Answered by Angeline Hurlburt 11 months ago.

Ive been on Zyprexa myself. I agree with the other answerer, it does cause weight gain. And it does make you very sleepy , but it is a very effective drug. I finally weened off of it after my depression ended and i felt like being medless, but sometimes i would get psychotic at night and id take one and it would all go away and id fall right asleep with no problems. It is also a VERY expensive drug. The prescription label said it costed $500 for 30 pills. Trileptal is supposed to be like Tegretol with fewer side effects. Zyprexa in combination with an mood stabilizer will probably cause more weight gain. Trilafon ive never heard of and it scares me because of this on the wikipedia article: It has a high incidence of early and late extrapyramidal side-effects (tardive dyskinesia). Tardive dyskinesia is a serious neurological disorder caused by the long-term and/or high-dose use of dopamine antagonists, usually antipsychotics and among them especially the typical antipsychotics. These neuroleptic drugs are generally prescribed for serious psychiatric disorders. My mother has been seriously mentally ill for many years and has taken pretty much every drug known to man, but never a combination of two antipsychotics. It seems like overkill. Tardive Dyskinesia is almost always non-reversable. I wonder if he has been prescribed cogentin? It can help with the side effects with drugs like this. It helps with the erratic twitches and stuff caused by antipsychotics. Good luck, i know that its a hard thing to deal with but the best thing to do is become as educated as you can and never tell him it is his fault, because its not. Check out books on bipolar disorder, they can be very informative. Answered by Ebony Gordillo 11 months ago.

the only one i know is zyprexa which also has a side effect of sleepiness and weight gain. some people function quite well on it. but it is hard to know whether it will be better than what he is on since i dont know the first one. it will take a while for hime to notice the difference. it is used for other things besides bipolar so sometimes can be too impactful. that is an awful lot of med change at once if they changed all 3. and an awful lot of stress for you with new baby and a husband with a new diagnosis. however, knowing the diagnosis should make things easier. people with bipolar disorder can really have normal lives once the right meds are found. Answered by Valentin Dingivan 11 months ago.


Can I take an aspirin for headaches if I take daily perphenazine (Trilafon) antiphycotic medicine?
Trilafon is to treat schizophrenia symptoms. It is a typical anti-phycotic medicine. Sometimes I get major headches as a side effect from the medicine. So is it ok? Asked by Tora Didion 11 months ago.

Call RiteAid, Walgreens or CVS and connect to the pharmacy (I do this all the time). Ask to speak with a pharmacists and explain your thoughts. Its what theyre there for and what theyre trained in, its theur job. Also, I used to take antipsychotics, be careful with what you mix with them. I was taking Geodon which is also an antipsychotic and I had to be rushed to ER after taking another medication. I got a something called "Tardive Dystonia" (google it) its when the nerves in your body do something to where its extremely difficult to control them. My neck locked up, my tongue curled and It was hard to speak because my tongue was in the way. It was completely stiff like an ice cold banana. They gave me something in a syringe or IV (dont remember) but it relaxed my muscles and I was normal again. It wasny fun at all. Its not deadly but it hurts your body. Ive taken 5 different antipsychotics and they all had side effects (couldve been just my experience) but theyre pretty sensitive medications , I would say.... But call and ask to be completely sure.... Answered by Elanor Prottsman 11 months ago.

Other salicylates were used, but were fairly toxic and produced nasty side effects. In fact, the development of aspirin (methylsalicylic acid) was basically a search for a minimally toxic salicylate. People also used cold compresses, various narcotics, alcohol, and all sorts of quack cures. Answered by Thao Rathbun 11 months ago.


Can I take an aspirin for headaches if I take daily perphenazine (Trilafon) antiphycotic medicine?
Trilafon is to treat schizophrenia symptoms. It is a typical anti-phycotic medicine. Sometimes I get major headches as a side effect from the medicine. So is it ok? Asked by Jamika Mcafee 11 months ago.

Probably, but you should always ask your doctor about drug interactions to be safe. It's your body, treat it with care and it will treat you well in return. Answered by Deetta Gibbings 11 months ago.


Does trilafon cause weight gain?
I'm starting 2mg of it. Will that cause me to gain weight? Asked by Karin Scannell 11 months ago.

I asked my shrink and he said that no that is not a common side effect. However with any drug that makes you feel better emotionally we sometimes tend to over eat. So if you watch your diet it shouldn't be a problem. Good luck Answered by Lang Rhoades 11 months ago.


Is Perphenazine/Trilafon available in the United Kingdom?
Asked by Guy Zipfel 11 months ago.

It is, as a prescribed drug, not over the counter. It's probably not used as much here in England and if you were here for a length of time I think you might be advised to take different medication. Answered by Laurine Barre 11 months ago.


Aphysician ordered 8mg trilafon po bid the available dose is 2mg how many tablets to administer?
Asked by Eufemia Mamo 11 months ago.

Seriously? 8 mg / 2 mg = 4 pills. You really should be doing your own homework, though... if your teacher does a search online and finds that you've asked your homework questions online, they may give you an automatically failing grade. Besides, all the questions you've asked are basic math questions and you can get a tutor to help you learn how to do the problems (which you'll need to know if you are going into medicine) instead of just getting the answers. Good luck and I hope I helped! Answered by Scarlett Hanks 11 months ago.

As directed,, pretty simple Answered by Catherine Neymeyer 11 months ago.


I've been taking Trilafon and Artane for about 12 years and they want to put me on an atypical type drug.?
I'm leery of new meds because I tried many before I found something that worked and I could handle. They say the new ones have no side effects(I've heard that one before). I know what I'm on now is less expensive than the newer ones. Are the doctors cozying up to another drug company? Should I find... Asked by Maile Buttimer 11 months ago.

I'm leery of new meds because I tried many before I found something that worked and I could handle. They say the new ones have no side effects(I've heard that one before). I know what I'm on now is less expensive than the newer ones. Are the doctors cozying up to another drug company? Should I find another doctor? Please advise! Answered by Mallie Kukowski 11 months ago.

did you know that if the doctor agree's to give a certain pharmacutical companies medicine out, they get a big fat check for each person they get on those meds? Its true! they tried me on the new ones. Invega- said to have no side effects, but i Gained weight, Irritability, nauseated, light headed, burned very easily, dehydrated, and more. I would stick to your current medication. the new ones cost A LOT more, and have just as many side effects. Answered by Emilee Poyneer 11 months ago.


I've been taking Trilafon and Artane for 12 years and recently they want to put me on an atypical type drug.?
I'm worried about anything new giving me bad side effects(they say the new ones don't have any,but I've heard that one before). I'm doing fine on what I'm taking now, and they're much less expensive. I tried a lot of meds before finding something I could handle and something that worked... Asked by Suanne Pew 11 months ago.

I'm worried about anything new giving me bad side effects(they say the new ones don't have any,but I've heard that one before). I'm doing fine on what I'm taking now, and they're much less expensive. I tried a lot of meds before finding something I could handle and something that worked good. Should I find another doctor or what? Maybe they're cozying up to another drug company. Please advise! Answered by Cleotilde Ordiway 11 months ago.

Why do they want you to change? If you're doing well on the old meds and your blood work looks good, then why try to "fix" something that isn't broken. Sit down with your doctor and ask him/her why the change. Answered by Florance Casillas 11 months ago.


Is 50 mg of clozaril really strong?
is clozaril a strong drug? will being on trilafon make it stronger?? Asked by Tijuana Tawney 11 months ago.

Clozaril is an extremely potent atypical antipsychotic agent, hands down substantially more effective than any other medication for currently in use. It does however have substantial risks that require regular blood tests for the first year of use. That said, it is the go-to medication when all other atypical and typical antipsychotic agents have failed. 50mg is not a high dose at all, it's a moderate starting dosage. Actual therapeutic dosages start in the 300-900mg range. Trilafon is a typical antipsychotic agent. It does not directly affect Clozaril, but it essentially does the same thing with less potency and effect. In general, you shouldn't be on both unless you're switching from one, to another. Answered by Rikki Beams 11 months ago.


Anyone know about or have experience with Perphenazine (Trilafon) ?
Does anyone know anything about this medication and if you do can you tell me what you think about it? did it help with anxiety, did you gain weight on it?I just went off paxil cold turkey, and now im scared my anxiety is going to come back like it used to be, I reall hope this new drug helps with it. What do... Asked by Walton Gulan 11 months ago.

Does anyone know anything about this medication and if you do can you tell me what you think about it? did it help with anxiety, did you gain weight on it? I just went off paxil cold turkey, and now im scared my anxiety is going to come back like it used to be, I reall hope this new drug helps with it. What do you thiink? Answered by Latashia Eberts 11 months ago.

I took Trilafon from 1978 to about 1981, stopped for a while, had difficulties, and then got back on it from 1983 to 1999. At that point my psychiatrist retired, and on the basis of two appointments, a new psychiatrist informed me that he didn't think I needed psychiatric care anymore. Perphenazine, aka Trilafon (brand name) is a strong anti-psychotic. This means the doses are usually pretty low - mine was 2 milligrams 3 times a day. Eventually, in the early 90s, I tapered down to 2 milligrams twice a day. The effect it had on me was to allow me to relax and get a good night's sleep. This in turn allowed me to get a job and function normally. I personally did not experience any side effects at all. The only time its effects were even noticeable was when I took one and went to bed, I would notice about 15 minutes after taking it, it would "kick in" - I'd feel a wave of relaxation and relief. So, for me, perphenazine was very helpful for a long time with no downside. Answered by Cassi Guillet 11 months ago.


Zyprexa, Trileptal, Trilafon?
My fiancee is bi polar and just had his meds changed b/c the other ones were just making him sleep all the time. Does anyone know about these meds? I'm not sure if the spelling is right on them. I just need to know if anyone is on a combo of these or if a loved one is. I'm 1 week off from delivering our... Asked by Muriel Boevers 11 months ago.

My fiancee is bi polar and just had his meds changed b/c the other ones were just making him sleep all the time. Does anyone know about these meds? I'm not sure if the spelling is right on them. I just need to know if anyone is on a combo of these or if a loved one is. I'm 1 week off from delivering our first baby and he was just finally diagnosed with being bi polar 4 weeks ago. This is all very hard and strange to me..but of course I just want us to be a family and for him to get the help he needs! Answered by Randell Kneisley 11 months ago.

Ive been on Zyprexa myself. I agree with the other answerer, it does cause weight gain. And it does make you very sleepy , but it is a very effective drug. I finally weened off of it after my depression ended and i felt like being medless, but sometimes i would get psychotic at night and id take one and it would all go away and id fall right asleep with no problems. It is also a VERY expensive drug. The prescription label said it costed $500 for 30 pills. Trileptal is supposed to be like Tegretol with fewer side effects. Zyprexa in combination with an mood stabilizer will probably cause more weight gain. Trilafon ive never heard of and it scares me because of this on the wikipedia article: It has a high incidence of early and late extrapyramidal side-effects (tardive dyskinesia). Tardive dyskinesia is a serious neurological disorder caused by the long-term and/or high-dose use of dopamine antagonists, usually antipsychotics and among them especially the typical antipsychotics. These neuroleptic drugs are generally prescribed for serious psychiatric disorders. My mother has been seriously mentally ill for many years and has taken pretty much every drug known to man, but never a combination of two antipsychotics. It seems like overkill. Tardive Dyskinesia is almost always non-reversable. I wonder if he has been prescribed cogentin? It can help with the side effects with drugs like this. It helps with the erratic twitches and stuff caused by antipsychotics. Good luck, i know that its a hard thing to deal with but the best thing to do is become as educated as you can and never tell him it is his fault, because its not. Check out books on bipolar disorder, they can be very informative. Answered by Verna Storozuk 11 months ago.

the only one i know is zyprexa which also has a side effect of sleepiness and weight gain. some people function quite well on it. but it is hard to know whether it will be better than what he is on since i dont know the first one. it will take a while for hime to notice the difference. it is used for other things besides bipolar so sometimes can be too impactful. that is an awful lot of med change at once if they changed all 3. and an awful lot of stress for you with new baby and a husband with a new diagnosis. however, knowing the diagnosis should make things easier. people with bipolar disorder can really have normal lives once the right meds are found. Answered by Alba Malcomson 11 months ago.


Can I take an aspirin for headaches if I take daily perphenazine (Trilafon) antiphycotic medicine?
Trilafon is to treat schizophrenia symptoms. It is a typical anti-phycotic medicine. Sometimes I get major headches as a side effect from the medicine. So is it ok? Asked by Julieann Hayhoe 11 months ago.

Call RiteAid, Walgreens or CVS and connect to the pharmacy (I do this all the time). Ask to speak with a pharmacists and explain your thoughts. Its what theyre there for and what theyre trained in, its theur job. Also, I used to take antipsychotics, be careful with what you mix with them. I was taking Geodon which is also an antipsychotic and I had to be rushed to ER after taking another medication. I got a something called "Tardive Dystonia" (google it) its when the nerves in your body do something to where its extremely difficult to control them. My neck locked up, my tongue curled and It was hard to speak because my tongue was in the way. It was completely stiff like an ice cold banana. They gave me something in a syringe or IV (dont remember) but it relaxed my muscles and I was normal again. It wasny fun at all. Its not deadly but it hurts your body. Ive taken 5 different antipsychotics and they all had side effects (couldve been just my experience) but theyre pretty sensitive medications , I would say.... But call and ask to be completely sure.... Answered by Kandice Garrido 11 months ago.

Other salicylates were used, but were fairly toxic and produced nasty side effects. In fact, the development of aspirin (methylsalicylic acid) was basically a search for a minimally toxic salicylate. People also used cold compresses, various narcotics, alcohol, and all sorts of quack cures. Answered by Mel Ryken 11 months ago.


Can I take an aspirin for headaches if I take daily perphenazine (Trilafon) antiphycotic medicine?
Trilafon is to treat schizophrenia symptoms. It is a typical anti-phycotic medicine. Sometimes I get major headches as a side effect from the medicine. So is it ok? Asked by Danille Beder 11 months ago.

Probably, but you should always ask your doctor about drug interactions to be safe. It's your body, treat it with care and it will treat you well in return. Answered by Epifania Underland 11 months ago.


Does trilafon cause weight gain?
I'm starting 2mg of it. Will that cause me to gain weight? Asked by Donna Schumachor 11 months ago.

I asked my shrink and he said that no that is not a common side effect. However with any drug that makes you feel better emotionally we sometimes tend to over eat. So if you watch your diet it shouldn't be a problem. Good luck Answered by Sherrill Arocho 11 months ago.


Is Perphenazine/Trilafon available in the United Kingdom?
Asked by Myra Rushmore 11 months ago.

It is, as a prescribed drug, not over the counter. It's probably not used as much here in England and if you were here for a length of time I think you might be advised to take different medication. Answered by Beula Roese 11 months ago.


Aphysician ordered 8mg trilafon po bid the available dose is 2mg how many tablets to administer?
Asked by Louisa Momsen 11 months ago.

Seriously? 8 mg / 2 mg = 4 pills. You really should be doing your own homework, though... if your teacher does a search online and finds that you've asked your homework questions online, they may give you an automatically failing grade. Besides, all the questions you've asked are basic math questions and you can get a tutor to help you learn how to do the problems (which you'll need to know if you are going into medicine) instead of just getting the answers. Good luck and I hope I helped! Answered by Tinisha Kloer 11 months ago.

As directed,, pretty simple Answered by Felice Wainkrantz 11 months ago.


I've been taking Trilafon and Artane for about 12 years and they want to put me on an atypical type drug.?
I'm leery of new meds because I tried many before I found something that worked and I could handle. They say the new ones have no side effects(I've heard that one before). I know what I'm on now is less expensive than the newer ones. Are the doctors cozying up to another drug company? Should I find... Asked by Galina Mcnamee 11 months ago.

I'm leery of new meds because I tried many before I found something that worked and I could handle. They say the new ones have no side effects(I've heard that one before). I know what I'm on now is less expensive than the newer ones. Are the doctors cozying up to another drug company? Should I find another doctor? Please advise! Answered by Danny Body 11 months ago.

did you know that if the doctor agree's to give a certain pharmacutical companies medicine out, they get a big fat check for each person they get on those meds? Its true! they tried me on the new ones. Invega- said to have no side effects, but i Gained weight, Irritability, nauseated, light headed, burned very easily, dehydrated, and more. I would stick to your current medication. the new ones cost A LOT more, and have just as many side effects. Answered by Celia Heckendorf 11 months ago.


I've been taking Trilafon and Artane for 12 years and recently they want to put me on an atypical type drug.?
I'm worried about anything new giving me bad side effects(they say the new ones don't have any,but I've heard that one before). I'm doing fine on what I'm taking now, and they're much less expensive. I tried a lot of meds before finding something I could handle and something that worked... Asked by Cindie Schieber 11 months ago.

I'm worried about anything new giving me bad side effects(they say the new ones don't have any,but I've heard that one before). I'm doing fine on what I'm taking now, and they're much less expensive. I tried a lot of meds before finding something I could handle and something that worked good. Should I find another doctor or what? Maybe they're cozying up to another drug company. Please advise! Answered by Sumiko Katzman 11 months ago.

Why do they want you to change? If you're doing well on the old meds and your blood work looks good, then why try to "fix" something that isn't broken. Sit down with your doctor and ask him/her why the change. Answered by Rochel Pim 11 months ago.


Is 50 mg of clozaril really strong?
is clozaril a strong drug? will being on trilafon make it stronger?? Asked by Danial Huff 11 months ago.

Clozaril is an extremely potent atypical antipsychotic agent, hands down substantially more effective than any other medication for currently in use. It does however have substantial risks that require regular blood tests for the first year of use. That said, it is the go-to medication when all other atypical and typical antipsychotic agents have failed. 50mg is not a high dose at all, it's a moderate starting dosage. Actual therapeutic dosages start in the 300-900mg range. Trilafon is a typical antipsychotic agent. It does not directly affect Clozaril, but it essentially does the same thing with less potency and effect. In general, you shouldn't be on both unless you're switching from one, to another. Answered by Jacquelyne Kwasny 11 months ago.


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