Schizophrenia is a mental illness that impairs a person's capacity for clear thinking, feeling, and behavior. Trilafon may be prescribed to treat this condition. By lowering delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized thinking, this medication can be beneficial.
Serious nausea and vomiting can also occasionally be treated with trilafon. Dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that contributes to these symptoms, can be blocked by this medication, which alleviates the symptoms.
Trilafon's most typical side effects include:
If these side effects are minor, they might disappear in a couple of days or weeks. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if they are more severe or persistent.
Immediately contact your doctor if you experience any severe side effects. If your symptoms seem life-threatening or you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911.
These are some examples of serious side effects and their signs:
extreme drowsiness that prevents you from being active or waking up
muscle twitching or spasms that are uncontrollable
reduced blood pressure
A state of agitation or unease
Jaundice (a skin or eye yellowing)
The dangerous condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) can be brought on by certain medications and Trilafon interaction. If you also take medication for depression, Parkinson's disease, migraines, severe infections, or to prevent nausea and vomiting, let your doctor know. Inform your doctor of all additional medications you take.
If you are allergic to perphenazine or any other phenothiazines, you shouldn't take Trilafon.
Tell your doctor about any of the following to ensure that this medication is safe for you:
a blood condition or low levels of white blood cells
slow heartbeats or heart disease
a previous history of seizures
Whether this medication will harm an unborn child is unknown. If you are, let your doctor know.
Mechanism of Action
Trilafon's precise mode of action is not known. It is believed to function by obstructing the brain's dopamine receptors. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that functions as a chemical messenger and may contribute to some schizophrenia symptoms.
Trilafon has a rapid onset of action and is well absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. In 2-4 hours, the effect reaches its peak. Trilafon crosses the blood-brain barrier and is widely distributed throughout the body. The liver breaks down trilafon, which is then eliminated through the urine. Trilafon's half-life is 12 hours.
Pregnancy and Lactation
Only when the potential benefit outweighs the potential harm to the fetus should trilafon be used during pregnancy. Unknown are Trilafon's effects on labor and delivery. Human milk contains trace amounts of trilafon. Trilafon may cause serious adverse reactions in nursing infants; therefore, a choice should be made regarding whether to stop nursing or to stop taking the medication, taking into account the significance of the medication to the mother.
Alternatives to Trilafon
Other antipsychotics, like these, are some alternatives to trilafon.
Haloperidol, or Haldol
The fluphenazine prolixin
Thioridazine, or Mellaril
Thiothixene, or Navane
Mesoridazine, or Serentil
With your doctor, go over any worries or queries you may have regarding these complementary medicines.