Who should not take PERPHENAZINE?
The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:
- breast cancer
- a high prolactin level
- decreased blood platelets
- low levels of white blood cells
- low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
- a type of movement disorder called parkinsonism
- tardive dyskinesia, a disorder characterized by involuntary movements of the face, mouth and tongue
- extrapyramidal disease, a type of movement disorder
- neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a reaction characterized by fever, muscle rigidity and confusion
- glaucoma, an increased pressure in the eye
- a heart attack
- angina, a type of chest pain
- a low supply of oxygen rich blood to the heart
- torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
- slow heartbeat
- prolonged QT interval on EKG
- abnormal heart rhythm
- chronic heart failure
- abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
- orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
- chronic lung or breathing passage problem
- liver problems
- enlarged prostate with urination problem
- weight gain
- an inability to completely empty the bladder
- high blood sugar
- susceptible to breathing fluid into lungs
- metabolic syndrome x
- dementia in an elderly person
- insecticide poisoning due to organophosphate ingredient
- CYP2D6 poor metabolizer
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