PERPHENAZINE (Oral) (Tablet)

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My son takes 3 perphenazine tabs. a night can can't urinate.

 My son is having a difficult time breathing and urinating he takes three perphenazines at bedtime.
by Cynthia Robertson in Windsor Locks CT., 06/17/2009

PERPHENAZINE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

PERPHENAZINE (Oral) (Tablet)

PERPHENAZINE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


PERPHENAZINE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

PERPHENAZINE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Perphenazine (per-FEN-a-zeen) Treats the symptoms of certain mental disorders. May also be used to treat nausea and vomiting in adult patients.Belongs to a class of drugs called phenothiazines.

When To Not Use PERPHENAZINE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to perphenazine or related medicines (such as Prolixin®, Stelazine®, or Compazine®). You should not use perphenazine if you have a blood disorder, a bone marrow disorder, or liver damage.

How Should You Use PERPHENAZINE (Oral) (Tablet)

Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often. You should not use more of this medcine than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take your medicine with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • Mix the oral liquid with water, 7-Up®, milk, orange soda pop, or pineapple, apricot, prune, orange, V-8®, tomato, or grapefruit juices. Do not mix with coffee, tea, cola, or apple juice.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take your medicine as soon as you remember that you have missed your dose.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at one time.

Proper PERPHENAZINE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store PERPHENAZINE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep PERPHENAZINE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using PERPHENAZINE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not drink alcohol or take drugs that can make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sleeping pills, sedatives, muscle relaxants, tranquilizers, or narcotic pain killers).

PERPHENAZINE (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Check with your doctor before taking perphenazine if you have heart, liver, or kidney disease, seizures, depression, or glaucoma.
  • This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Try not to spend long periods in direct sunlight and protect your skin from the sun.
  • While taking this medicine, you might become more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. Dress warmly in cold weather and don't stay outside too long. Avoid becoming overheated during hot weather.
  • This medicine may cause drowsiness and blurred vision. Be careful if you are driving or using dangerous machinery.
  • Dizziness from this medicine may be avoided by getting up slowly from a lying or sitting position.
  • There is a risk of side effects that include muscle spasms, twitching in the face and body, and uncontrolled tongue or jaw movement. Talk to your doctor about this risk.
  • If you have taken perphenazine for a long time or in large doses, do not suddenly stop taking it without checking with your doctor. You may need to take smaller and smaller doses before stopping completely.

PERPHENAZINE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Uncontrollable movement of the tongue, cheeks, jaw, or arms
  • Seizures
  • Unexplained fever and sore throat, unusual bruising
  • Severe muscle stiffness
  • Yellow eyes or skin
  • Severe stomach pain or constipation
  • Skin rash, itching, or blistering
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness, dizziness, or tiredness
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Stuffy nose
  • Weight gain
  • Changes in menstrual cycle
  • Loss of interest in sex or loss of ability to have sex
  • Loss of appetite
  • Blurred vision

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