Prolixin Side Effects
Drowsiness, bizarre dreams, and nausea are some of the most common Prolixin side effects. These side effects are typically minor and either don't require treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. However, some side effects of Prolixin may need medical attention. Notify your healthcare provider right away if you notice signs of an allergic reaction, seizures, or worsening of your psychotic disorder.
An Introduction to Prolixin Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with Prolixin® (fluphenazine). However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Prolixin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Prolixin side effects with you.)
Common Prolixin Side EffectsProlixin has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and then compared to the side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, some common Prolixin side effects included:
- Bizarre dreams
- Nausea and loss of appetite
- Increased salivation or sweating
- Dry mouth (see Prolixin and Dry Mouth)
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty passing urine
- Impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction or ED (see Prolixin Sexual Side Effects)
- An increased sex drive.