flu·​phen·​azine | \ flü-ˈfe-nə-ˌzēn How to pronounce fluphenazine (audio) \

Definition of fluphenazine

: a tranquilizer C22H26F3N3OS used especially in the form of its hydrochloride

Examples of fluphenazine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First-generation antipsychotics include chlorpromazine, haloperidol, perphenazine, and fluphenazine, the NIMH says. Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Bipolar Disorder Treatments You Should Know About," 30 Nov. 2018 Also last year, Lannett raised the price of fluphenazine, an anti-psychotic drug, to $870 for 100 10-milligram capsules, from $43.50, its price since 2012. Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times, "Defiant, Generic Drug Maker Continues to Raise Prices," 14 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of fluphenazine

1959, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fluphenazine

fluor- + phenazine

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“Fluphenazine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluphenazine. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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flu·​phen·​azine | \ flü-ˈfen-ə-ˌzēn How to pronounce fluphenazine (audio) \

Medical Definition of fluphenazine

: a phenothiazine tranquilizer administered orally especially in the form of its dihydrochloride C22H26F3N3OS·2HCl as an antipsychotic agent (as in the treatment of schizophrenia)

Note: Fluphenazine is marketed under the trademarks Permitil and Prolixin.

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