flu·​phen·​azine flü-ˈfe-nə-ˌzēn How to pronounce fluphenazine (audio)
: a tranquilizer C22H26F3N3OS used especially in the form of its hydrochloride

Examples of fluphenazine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some common first-generation antipsychotics include chlorpromazine, haloperidol, perphenazine, and fluphenazine; second-generation drugs include olanzapine, risperidone, quetiapine, aripiprazole, ziprasidone, lurasidone, cariprazine, and paliperidone. Ashley Abramson, SELF, 11 Feb. 2022 Over several days, a psychiatrist diagnosed him with schizophrenia, inventoried his delusional complaints and started him on fluphenazine, an oral dose to be taken daily, augmented by monthly injections. C.j. Chivers, New York Times, 21 Feb. 2023 First-generation antipsychotics include chlorpromazine, haloperidol, perphenazine, and fluphenazine, the NIMH says. Korin Miller, SELF, 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, 14 Apr. 2017

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Word History


fluor- + phenazine

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fluphenazine was in 1959

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“Fluphenazine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluphenazine. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


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