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Drug Information

What is Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination used for?

Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination is used for the treatment of mental disorders, such as schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.

Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination work?

In Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination, Trifluoperazine belongs to the class of drugs called as the anti-psychotics. This drug acts by blocking the dopamine receptors in the brain. Thus, it helps in decreasing the abnormal excitement in the brain.

Trihexyphenidyl belongs to the class of drugs called as the anti-cholinergics. This drug acts by partially blocking the cholinergic activities in the central nervous system, which relieves the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

How to take Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination?

Drugs that interact with Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination include the following:

  • Amantadine
  • Bromocriptine
  • Digoxin
  • Haloperidol
  • Levodopa
  • Lithium
  • Meperidine
  • Propranolol
  • Valproic acid

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Muscle weakness
  • Rash
  • Fatigue

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Postural hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Increased prolactin levels
  • Blood dyscrasias
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  • Constipation

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination or similar drugs.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Be cautious while taking Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • Avoid long exposures in the sun while taking Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination.
  • Avoid Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination if you are pregnant as the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid activities that may cause injuries or bleeding.

You are advised not to take Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of depression, glaucoma, heart and liver diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions about Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination

  1. How should Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination be stored?
  2. Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination must be stored at room temperature, away from sunlight.

  3. What are the contraindications of Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination?
  4. Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination is contraindicated in patients with bone marrow depression, liver disease, prolactin dependent tumour and lactation.

  5. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination?
  6. Yes, it is advised to monitor complete blood cell count, eye-sight and intraocular pressure while taking Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination.

  7. Can I exercise while taking Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination?
  8. Yes. However, it is advised to avoid prolonged exposure in the sun while exercising.

  9. Can I use Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination to treat dementia?
  10. No. Although Trifluoperazine + Trihexyphenidyl combination is used to treat mental disorders, it is not advised to treat dementia. please consult your doctor.

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