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Prolixin

Identifier

019870

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 20

Background

A description of the experience

Fluphenazine, sold under the brand names Prolixin among others, is a antipsychotic medication.  It is used in the treatment of chronic psychoses such as schizophrenia. It is given by mouth, injection into a muscle, or just under the skin. There is a long acting injectable version that may last for up to four weeks

Common side effects include movement problems, sleepiness, and increased weight. Serious side effects may include the potentially permanent movement disorder tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and low white blood cell levels. In older people with psychosis as a result of dementia it may increase the risk of dying. It may also increase prolactin levels which may result in milk production. It is unclear if it is safe for use in pregnancy. Fluphenazine is a typical antipsychotic of the phenothiazine class. Its mechanism of action is not entirely clear [sic]  but believed to be related to its ability as a dopamine antagonist.

On Jan, 26, 2016: 892 people reported to have side effects when taking Prolixin. Among them, 20 people (2.24%) have Hallucination.

Time on Prolixin when people have Hallucination  :

  < 1 month 1 - 6 months 6 - 12 months 1 - 2 years 2 - 5 years 5 - 10 years 10+ years
Hallucination 0.00% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Prolixin  :

  Female Male
Hallucination 38.10% 61.90%

Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Prolixin  :

  0-1 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Hallucination 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 36.84% 31.58% 5.26% 10.53% 15.79%

 

On Jan, 29, 2016: 892 people reported to have side effects when taking Prolixin. Among them, 14 people (1.57%) have Death.

Time on Prolixin when people have Death  :

n/a

Gender of people who have Death when taking Prolixin  :

  Female Male
Death 31.25% 68.75%

Age of people who have Death when taking Prolixin :

  0-1 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Death 7.14% 0.00% 0.00% 21.43% 21.43% 7.14% 21.43% 21.43%

Top conditions involved for these people  :

  1. Bipolar disorder (4 people, 28.57%)
  2. Schizophrenia (1 people, 7.14%)
  3. Psychotic disorder (1 people, 7.14%)

 

On Jan, 12, 2016: 138 people reported to have side effects when taking Prolixin decanoate. Among them, 4 people (2.90%) have Death.

 

 

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