Fluphenazine Decanoate Injectable Solution 25 mg/mL
Always inspect the medicine before using.
The liquid should be clear or light yellow.
Do not use the medicine if it contains any particles or if it has changed color.
Check the medicine before each use. If the liquid medicine has any particles in it, appears discolored, or if the vial appears damaged, do not use it.
Store this medicine at room temperature - below 77 degrees F (25 degrees C).
Protect medicine from light.
Speak with your nurse or pharmacist about how long the medicine can be stored safely at room temperature or in the refrigerator before it needs to be discarded.
Never use any medicine that has expired.
Please ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist how to discard unused medicines safely.
Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.
Change the location of the injection each time. Choose a location at least 1 inch from the last injection.
To relieve dry mouth while taking this medicine, try chewing gum or sucking on hard candy or ice chips. Drink extra water or use a saliva substitute.
This medicine may cause you to become more sensitive to the sun. Use sunscreen or wear protective clothing when you are exposed to the sun.
It may take several weeks for this medicine to fully work.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.
Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. Check with your doctor before stopping.
It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.
This medicine may interfere with some lab test results. Be sure to tell all your healthcare providers that you are taking this medicine.
It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
This medicine is associated with a rare, but serious problem of the liver. Speak to your doctor about the early signs of liver problems and the benefits and risks of using this medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
This medicine may cause dizziness or fainting, especially after exercising or in hot weather. Be very careful when standing or sitting up quickly.
Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Do not drink beverages with alcohol while on this medicine.
Watch for excessive bruising or bleeding. Contact your doctor if you notice any.
If possible, avoid using with marijuana or other medicines that can cause dizziness or drowsiness. These include allergy/cold products, muscle relaxers, sleep aids, and pain relievers.
Avoid becoming overheated during exercise or other activities. Try to stay cool in hot weather.
Call the doctor if there are any signs of confusion or unusual changes in behavior.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with breathing difficulties.
If you have painful erection or an erection for more than 4 hours, seek medical care right away.
This medicine is associated with increased risk of death in certain patients. Please speak with your doctor about the benefits and risks of using this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- decreased appetite
- blurry vision
- drowsiness or sedation
- dry mouth
- lack of energy and tiredness
- reaction at the area of the injection (pain, redness, swelling)
- increased risk of sunburn
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- decreased awareness or responsiveness
- bleeding that is severe or takes longer to stop
- breast milk
- breast pain or swelling
- unusual bruising or discoloration on skin
- chest pain
- bad dreams
- swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
- face appearing mask-like
- high fever
- flu-like symptoms
- fast or irregular heart beats
- pain in the joints
- symptoms of liver damage (such as yellowing of skin or eyes, dark urine, unusual tiredness or weakness; severe stomach or back pain)
- menstruation changes (missed or fewer periods)
- mood changes
- uncontrollable movement of face, tongue, arms or legs
- muscle cramps
- muscle pain
- tight or rigid muscles
- muscle weakness
- butterfly-shaped rash on nose and cheeks
- problems with sexual functions or desire
- sore throat
- difficulty swallowing
- unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
- increased urinary frequency
- difficulty or discomfort urinating
- sudden or unexplained weight gain
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
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