Is Stelazine still available?

Stelazine (generic name: trifluoperazine) is an older antipsychotic that has antidepressant properties and can often improve treatment when added to antidepressants at low doses of 1-5 milligrams per day. It can potentially cause restlessness and temporary or permanent involuntary movements. Otherwise, patients say that Stelazine is not sedating and they do not gain weight if they watch their diets. Several depressed patients have told me they find Stelazine more effective than Zyprexa. If you are interested in Stelazine, discuss its risks and benefits thoroughly with your doctor before trying it.