Stelazine advertisement, 1965.|
Mental Hospitals, Vol. 16, No. 4.
"They're trying to poison me."
Drug evasion can be a disturbing problem in treating paranoid patients. Their suspicions can lead them to cheek their tablets and dispose of them later.
STELAZINE® (brand of trifluoperazine) CONCENTRATE can easily solve this problem.
By disguising the concentrate in liquids or semisolid foods, you are assured that suspicious patients get the full benefit of the potent antipsychotic effect of 'Stelazine." When you see -- or suspect -- drug evasion in your 'Stelazine' patients, specify the concentrate form.
Contraindicated in comatose states or greatly depressed states due to CNS depressants and in cases of existing blood dyscrasias, bone marrow depression and pre-existing liver damage.
Principal Side Effects, usually dose related, may include mild skin rash, dry mouth, insomnia, fatigue, drowsiness, dizziness and neuromuscular (extrapyramidal) reactions. Muscular weakness, anorexia, rash, lactation and blurred vision may also be observed. Blood dyscrasias and jaundice have been extremely rare. Use with caution in patients with impaired cardiovascular systems.
Before prescribing, see SK&F product Prescribing Information.     SK&F ~ Smith Kline & French Laboratories, Philadelphia