Trilafon, also known as perphenazine, is an antipsychotic indicated for the treatment of mental and emotional disorders such as schizophrenia as well as for the control of severe nausea and vomiting in adults. Trilafon controls symptoms of psychotic disorder, including hallucinations
, delusions and hostility
. The medication comes as a tablet and liquid concentrate to take by mouth. It usually is taken three times a day. Made by Schering-Plough, Trilafon was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1957.
Potential side effects of Trilafon use include, but may not be limited to, drowsiness, dizziness
, vision problems
, digestive disorders
, dry mouth and weight gain.
Antipsychotic drugs such as Trilafon have been linked to two serious complications known as Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) and Tardive Dyskinesia. NMS is a potentially fatal syndrome involving muscle rigidity, an altered mental status and symptoms of cardiac instability (irregular blood pressure, tachycardia, irregular pulse). Tardive Dyskinesia is a central nervous system disorder characterized by involuntary movements of the limbs as well as twitching of the face and tongue.
The safety of Trilafon use during pregnancy has not been established.
See your doctor if you have experienced serious health problems after taking Trilafon. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
- Antidepressants & Other Psychiatric Drugs
- Balance Problems: Overview
- Digestive Disorders: Overview
- Eye Disorders
- Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
- Tardive Dyskinesia