Prolixin is part of a group of typical antipsychotics, or first-generation antipsychotics. The drug is generally quite effective at treating symptoms of these conditions. Most people also tolerate it quite well. However, as with all medicines, it is possible for side effects to occur during treatment. Also, in some situations, the medicine may not adequately control a person's symptoms. Fortunately, several alternatives to Prolixin are available, including:
- Other medications.
Therapy as a Prolixin Alternative
It 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.