Trifluoperazine Hydrochloride is an active medication that belongs to a group of drugs known as Phenothiazine antipsychotics. It is dopamine, alpha-adrenergic, and anticholinergic antagonist with antipsychotic, anxiolytic, and antiemetic activities. This active ingredient blocks central dopamine receptors that prevent or mitigates delusions and hallucinations caused by an excess of dopamine; dopamine blockade in the chemoreceptor trigger zone (CTZ) may result in an antiemetic effect. This active factor binds to central adrenergic receptors, which may result in anxiolytic effects. Trifluoperazine also acts as a calmodulin inhibitor, elevating cytosolic calcium.
Class of Drugs – Phenothiazine antipsychotics
Molecular Formula – C21H25ClF3N3S
Molecular Weight – 444 g/mol
Working: This mentioned active medication is a psychiatric drug that belongs to the class of drugs called phenothiazine antipsychotics. Trifluoperazine Hydrochloride helps to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain. It has also been used for the short-term treatment of anxiety.
Uses: Phenothiazine antipsychotic medicine is indicated to treat certain mental/mood disorders like schizophrenia, psychotic disorders. Trifluoperazine Hydrochloride composed medications help to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. This drug reduces aggressive behavior and the desire to hurt yourself/others. It decreases hallucinations. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This antipsychotic medication is used in a popular brand medicine as given below:
- Stelazine: 1 mg
This medication is not approved for use in psychotic conditions related to dementia. It may increase the risk of passing out in aged people with dementia-related conditions.