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Prolixin Uses

How Prolixin Works

Prolixin can also be used to treat other psychotic disorders, such as delusional disorder or schizoaffective disorder.
Prolixin belongs to a group of medications called typical (or first-generation) antipsychotic medications. In particular, it is part of a group of medications called phenothiazines. It is not entirely known how Prolixin works. However, it is known to block or lessen the effects of dopamine, a chemical in the brain. Dopamine may be elevated in people with schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders.
As mentioned, Prolixin is not a cure for schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders; it only helps to control symptoms (see Symptoms of Schizophrenia).

Prolixin Uses in Children

Prolixin is not approved to treat schizophrenia or any other condition in children. Be sure to discuss the benefits and risks of using the drug in children with your healthcare provider.

Off-Label Prolixin Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Prolixin for something other than the conditions discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. Examples of off-label Prolixin uses include the treatment of the following conditions:
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