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How Should Prolixin be Stored?

Prolixin should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. The tablets and elixir should be stored in an airtight container.
 
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your Prolixin as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
 

Available Strengths

Generic Prolixin tablets are available in the following strengths:
 
  • Fluphenazine 1 mg
  • Fluphenazine 2.5 mg
  • Fluphenazine 5 mg
  • Fluphenazine 10 mg.
     
Generic liquid Prolixin is available in the following strengths:
 
  • Fluphenazine elixir -- 2.5 mg per 5 mL (2.5 mg per teaspoonful)
  • Fluphenazine oral solution concentrate -- 5 mg per mL (25 mg per teaspoonful).
     
Injectable Prolixin is also available in a short-acting (fluphenazine hydrochloride) and a long-acting (fluphenazine decanoate) form.
 

Alternatives to Prolixin

Several alternatives to Prolixin are available for the treatment of psychotic disorders. In addition to other "typical" antipsychotics, there are newer, "atypical" antipsychotics. Atypical antipsychotic medications for psychotic disorders include:
 
(Click Prolixin Alternatives for more information, including non-medication alternatives.)
 
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