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Is Pacitane a Schizophrenia medication? How long can it be used?

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Can Pacitane be given in Schizophrenia and for how long?
Posted Sun, 6 May 2012 in Schizophrenia
Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 1 hour later

Thanks for the query.

Pacitane contains a drug called trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride.
It is not used in the treatment for schizophrenia. It is used to treat the psychotic symptoms present in Parkinson's disease.
Schizophrenia is most commonly treated using drugs like
1. Risperidone
2. Clozapine
3. Quietapine
4. Perphenazine

I would like to add here that schizophrenia is treated not just by mere tablets; the person has to undergo lifestyle changes, counseling and support from peers and relatives.

I hope I have answered your query, please accept my answer if you have no further queries.

I wish you good health.

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