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Prolixin Alternatives

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 Alternatives

Prolixin® (fluphenazine) is a prescription medicine known as a "typical antipsychotic" that has been licensed to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia.
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:
  • Therapy
  • 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:
  • Communication
  • Motivation
  • Self-care
  • Work
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with others.
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