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If you are experiencing bothersome side effects, or if your symptoms are not adequately controlled with Prolixin, alternatives may be considered. These alternatives can include therapy and other medications. Therapy can help people with psychotic disorders deal with problems related to communication, motivation, self-care, and work. Among the drugs that can be used as Prolixin alternatives are other typical antipsychotics and newer, atypical antipsychotics.
An Overview of Prolixin AlternativesProlixin® (fluphenazine) is a prescription medicine known as a "typical antipsychotic" that has been licensed to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia.
- Other medications.
Therapy as a Prolixin AlternativeIt is unlikely that therapy alone can replace the need for medication in people who have psychotic disorders that are severe enough to require Prolixin treatment. However, therapy can be an important component of a well-rounded treatment plan. Numerous studies have found that psychosocial treatments as part of an overall treatment plan can be helpful. This therapy helps patients who are already stabilized on antipsychotic medication deal with certain aspects of psychotic disorders, such as difficulty with:
- Establishing and maintaining relationships with others.