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Prolixin Withdrawal

Even though Prolixin is not addicting, the brain may need some time to adjust to Prolixin withdrawal. If you stop it too quickly, you may experience shakiness, vomiting, and digestive problems. In order to reduce the chances of Prolixin withdrawal symptoms, your healthcare provider may decide to wean you off the medication slowly to avoid severe symptoms.

An Introduction to Prolixin Withdrawal

Prolixin® (fluphenazine) is a prescription medication approved to treat psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia. As with most medications for mental illnesses, stopping Prolixin is not recommended without your healthcare provider's approval. Although the drug is not addicting and is not likely to be abused, the brain may need some time to adjust to stopping it.

Symptoms of Prolixin Withdrawal

Symptoms of Prolixin withdrawal can include but are not limited to:
  • Digestive problems, such as diarrhea or abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Shakiness
  • Hallucinations, delusions, or other psychotic symptoms.
These withdrawal symptoms may not improve with time, as they may be symptoms of the underlying disorder the medication is used to treat (such as schizophrenia).

Limiting Prolixin Withdrawal

Your healthcare provider may decide to wean you off Prolixin slowly to avoid severe withdrawal symptoms, although this may not be necessary in all situations. Even if you are switching to another medication, your healthcare provider may still recommend gradually stopping the drug. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider before stopping Prolixin. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you notice any bothersome symptoms after stopping it.
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