What is fluphenazine decanoate injection used for?

What is fluphenazine decanoate injection used for?

This medication is a long-acting form of fluphenazine that is used to treat certain mental/mood problems (chronic schizophrenia).

How do you administer a fluphenazine injection?

Fluphenazine decanoate is usually administered by deep intramuscular (IM) injection into the gluteal region. Most patients are successfully maintained within the dose range 12.5 mg to 100 mg given at a dose interval of two to five weeks (eMC 2014).

Does prolixin decanoate need to be refrigerated?

Prolixin Dec does not need to be refrigerated or reconstituted. Prolixin Dec is directly drawn up from a 5 ml vial with a 25 mg/ml concentration that can be stored after each use and used until empty.

How do I give IM Modecate?

Initially 0.125ml ie. 12.5mg (0.0625ml ie 6.25mg for patients over 60) by deep intramuscular injection into the gluteal region. The onset of action generally appears between 24 and 72 hours after injection and the effects of the drug on psychotic symptoms become significant within 48 to 96 hours.

Is fluphenazine safe in pregnancy?

Safety of Psychiatric Medications During Pregnancy and Lactation

Drug FDA pregnancy category*
Fluphenazine (Prolixin)‡ C
Haloperidol (Haldol) C
Loxapine (Loxitane) C
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) C

How do you store fluphenazine decanoate injection?

Fluphenazine Decanoate Injection, USP – NDC 42023-129-01: 25 mg/mL in 5 mL multiple dose, flip-top vial individually packaged. Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [see USP Controlled Room …

Can fluphenazine be given intravenously?

Fluphenazine decanoate or enanthate injections are administered via IM or subcutaneous injection only, do not administer intravenously. Fluphenazine depot injections must be drawn up using a dry syringe and needle of at least 21-gauge.

When do you give Modecate injection?

Long-acting, or ‘depot’, injections are used once your symptoms have been eased by taking tablets. The injection slowly releases fluphenazine into your body and is given every 2-5 weeks. The main advantage of a depot injection is that you do not have to remember to take tablets every day.

What is another name for Modecate?

Fluphenazine is a phenothiazine, also called a neuroleptic, used to treat symptoms of a certain type of mental/mood condition (schizophrenia). Fluphenazine is available under the following different brand names: Modecate, Modecate Concentrate, Moditen, Prolixin (discontinued brand), and RhoFluphenazine.

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