More Instructions for Trifluoperazine

When and How to Take It

The following are some general considerations for when and how to take trifluoperazine:
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth one to three times a day.
  • You can take the tablets with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Trifluoperazine should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information

The dosage 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 dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Trifluoperazine Dosing for more information.)

Drug Interactions With Trifluoperazine

This product can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Trifluoperazine).

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much trifluoperazine may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Unusual body movements
  • Drowsiness
  • Coma
  • Agitation or restlessness
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Dry mouth
  • Intestinal blockage.
If you happen to overdose on this medication, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Stelazine Overdose for more information.)
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