Let your doctor know if you experience allergic reactions to fluphenazine or other phenothiazines. Elderly people who are experiencing dementia or dementia-related psychosis should not take Prolixin as it may increase the risk of mortality during treatment.
If you currently experience or have ever been diagnosed with glaucoma, enlarged prostate, seizures, thyroid issues, kidney disease, breathing issues such as asthma and emphysema, brain damage, brain tumor, adrenal gland tumor, bone marrow suppression, blood cell issues, or liver problems, you should talk to your doctor before you start to take this drug. Let your doctor know if you regularly consume large amounts of alcohol, are exposed to extreme weather conditions, or regularly handle insecticide poisons or similar chemicals.
Prolixin may interact with other medications, including antihistamines, sleep aids, pain relievers, muscle relaxers, thyroid medications, minerals, vitamins, herbal products, and more. Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication if you are already taking other prescription drugs or supplements.
Using this drug over an extended period of time may lead to the development of serious health issues such as tardive dyskinesia, akathisia, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome.