Modecate (Fluphenazine Decanoate)
What is Modecate (Fluphenazine Decanoate) used for?
Modecate Injection (Fluphenazine Decanoate) is used to treat schizophrenia and the mental problems associated with this condition. This drug is a type of phenothiazine, which affects the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. It can help to reduce delusions, disturbed behavior, hallucinations and other symptoms caused by schizophrenia.
How should I use Modecate (Fluphenazine Decanoate)?
Modecate Injection (Fluphenazine Decanoate) should be injected into a muscle, by a physician or other health care professional. Patients should not inject it themselves unless a physician has told them to do so, and instructed them on how to properly inject it. This injection is normally administered every 4 to 6 weeks, or as directed by your physician. Patients should note that it can take 1 to 3 days before any effects are noticed.
What are the side effects of Modecate (Fluphenazine Decanoate)?
Modecate Injection (Fluphenazine Decanoate) may cause:
You should immediately consult your physician if you notice any side effects, especially drooling, skin discoloration, increased breast milk production, decreased sexual ability or tremors.
This medication may cause an increased risk of serious side effects such as pneumonia. Older adults are at a greater risk of this occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Modecate Injection (Fluphenazine Decanoate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.