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When treating schizophrenia, trifluoperazine dosing typically starts at 2 mg to 5 mg three times daily. If needed, your healthcare provider may adjust this. The recommended starting dose for anxiety is 1 mg or 2 mg twice daily. In these cases, trifluoperazine dosing guidelines recommend that it not exceed 6 mg per day and it should not be taken for more than 12 weeks.

An Introduction to Trifluoperazine Dosing

The dose of trifluoperazine hydrochloride (Stelazine®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
     
As always, do not adjust your trifluoperazine dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Trifluoperazine Dosing for Schizophrenia

The recommended starting dose of trifluoperazine for schizophrenia is trifluoperazine 2 mg to 5 mg, taken three times daily. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust your trifluoperazine dose, depending on how you react to the medication.
 

Trifluoperazine Dosing for Anxiety

The usual dose of trifluoperazine for anxiety is trifluoperazine 1 mg or 2 mg, taken twice daily. It should not be used at doses higher than 6 mg per day or for longer than 12 weeks when treating this condition.
 

Trifluoperazine Dosing in Children

The recommended dose of trifluoperazine for children ages 6 to 12 with schizophrenia is trifluoperazine 1 mg, taken once or twice a day. The drug should only be used in children who are hospitalized or who are under close medical supervision.
 
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