Prolixin IM

Active Ingredient(s): Fluphenazine
Category: Antipsychotic



Prolixin IM Overview

Fluphenazine, sold under the brand names Prolixin among others, is an antipsychotic medication.[1] It is used in the treatment of chronic psychoses such as schizophrenia,[1][2] and appears to be about equal in effectiveness to low-potency antipsychotics like chlorpromazine.[3] It is given by mouth, injection into a muscle, or just under the skin.[1] There is also a long acting injectable version that may last for ...

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needle size

what size needle would you use? ## Due to the depths of the muscle, the length of the needle will vary, depending on if you are administering it to a child, or an adult man, or woman. Therefore, it can range from 5/8ths of an inch, up to 1 1/2inches. What type has the doctor prescribed?

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im needle size

what size needle would you use to give prolixin inj. IM? ## Hi Tammy, According to the prescribing label for this medication, "Prolixin Decanoate (Fluphenazine Decanoate Injection) may be given intramuscularly or subcutaneously. A dry syringe and needle of at least 21 gauge should be used. Use of a wet needle or syringe may cause the solution to become cloudy." My reference for this information is linked below: NOTE: I would recommend reviewing the entire article in the link if this is your first time using this medication. I hope this info helps!

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Fluphenazine
  • Concentrate: 5mg/ml
  • Elixir: 2.5mg/5ml
  • Injection: 2.5mg/ml, 25mg/ml
  • Solution: 5mg/ml
  • Tablet: 10mg, 1mg, 2.5mg, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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