Doctors prescribed him with five different medicines to treat the symptoms but in November one of the drugs, called Stelazine
, was withdrawn because it was no longer available in then UK.
Today, he takes the antianxiety/antipsychotic trifluoperazine hydrochloride (Stelazine
) as needed.
Dumas was prescribed many of the first generation of anti-psychotics: Thorazine, Stelazine
The psychiatrist testified that he had prescribed three medications to Leroy one of which was Stelazine
He received phenobarbital for sleeplessness, penicillin and other antibiotics for his urinary tract infections, and Stelazine
for anxiety (Dallek 2002, 60-61).
Since the 1960s, there have been multiple controlled studies of neuroleptics in children and adolescents with autism, with the majority involving drugs like haloperidol (Haldol) and lesser numbers with thioridazine (Mellaril) and trifluoperizine (Stelazine
She used to write their names -- "Halo" (Haldol), "Stella" (Stelazine
), "Moddie" (Moditen) -- in her journals in the same space where she wrote the names of her progressively diminishing circl e of friends.
Most of the newer atypical anti-psychotics (Risperdal, Zyprexa and Seroquel) are clearly safer and more cost-effective than the older antipsychotics (Mellaril, Thorazine, Stelazine
"But after a month they tried me on stelazine
which had really nasty side effects.
So the standard approach in our clinic is to continue treatment in patients who are dependent on a typical high-potency antipsychotic, such as haloperidol, fluphenazine hydrochloride (Prolixin, Permitil), or trifluoperazine (Stelazine
), or a midpotency antipsychotic.