Partial antagonist-Fluphenazine LA

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Partial antagonist

Aripiprazole
Brexpiprazole
Cariprazine

Fluphenazine
long acting
Type Antipsychotic
Group Phenothiazines
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Medscape Fluphenazine
PubChem 3372
PubMed Fluphenazine
Kompas (Dutch) Fluphenazine
Wikipedia Fluphenazine

Switch medication from Partial antagonist to Fluphenazine_LA.
Partial antagonist is a collection of antipsychotic drugs having similar properties with respect to switching. A switch to member of the 'partial antagonist' group from anotherdrug should be read as partial antagonist-anotherdrug. Similarly, a switch from a member of the 'partial antagonist' group to anotherdrug should be read as anotherdrug-partial antagonist.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop Partial antagonist
  • Week 1-6: Continue drug at usual dose
  • Week 7: Stop drug
Eenrichtingbord.png Start Fluphenazine_LA
  • Day 1: Start depot according general dosing advice (Dotted line in graph)
Infobord.png More information
  • During this switch you could monitor ECG, especially in patients prone to QT-conduction problems.
  • There is a possibility of QT interval prolongation.[1]
  • Alternatively, first switch to oral form and then switch to depot to manage possible (adverse) reactions. With a direct switch to a depot it is advisable to administer a low testdose in order to exclude adverse reactions.
    StopArip7WeeksStartDepot.jpg
Nietinrijdenbord.png — Partial antagonist
Eenrichtingbord.png — Fluphenazine_LA


  1. Stöllberger C, Huber JO, Finsterer J, Antipsychotic drugs and QT prolongation. Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2005 Sep;20(5):243-51.
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