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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 months ago.
Does trilafon cause weight gain?
I'm starting 2mg of it. Will that cause me to gain weight?
Asked by Donette Becke 5 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 5 months ago.
Is Perphenazine/Trilafon available in the United Kingdom?
Asked by Kanesha Ludlam 5 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 5 months ago.
Aphysician ordered 8mg trilafon po bid the available dose is 2mg how many tablets to administer?
Asked by Rutha Deveaux 5 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 5 months ago.
As directed,, pretty simple Answered by Karey Knudsuig 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 months ago.