Modecate injections

Posted by karenamara @karenamara, Oct 4 1:05pm

Hello, my partner gets modecate injections once a month for schizophrenia. usually his mother (who is a nurse) injects it to his lower back/buttocks area, but this time he injected it himself to his thigh-muscle (under his moms supervision). can this affect his reaction to the medication?
it's been 2 days since he injected and he seems a bit off, almost as if he's high. he's out of focus and very tired.

@karenamara, according to this article about fluphenazine decanoate (Modecate), dizziness and drowsiness or fatigue can be side effects of the medication.
https://www.medbroadcast.com/drug/getdrug/modecate-concentrate
When experiencing different and concerning side effects, your partner should really contact his doctor as soon as possible to report the side effects and let them know the change in where the medication was administered.
Karen, is he also noticing the side effects? Would he be willing to call his doctor?

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@colleenyoung

@karenamara, according to this article about fluphenazine decanoate (Modecate), dizziness and drowsiness or fatigue can be side effects of the medication.
https://www.medbroadcast.com/drug/getdrug/modecate-concentrate
When experiencing different and concerning side effects, your partner should really contact his doctor as soon as possible to report the side effects and let them know the change in where the medication was administered.
Karen, is he also noticing the side effects? Would he be willing to call his doctor?

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He will definitely see his doctor maybe even tomorrow. i am just curious how the location of the injection can affect the side effects or function of the meds and what could be the reason behind it?

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@karenamara

He will definitely see his doctor maybe even tomorrow. i am just curious how the location of the injection can affect the side effects or function of the meds and what could be the reason behind it?

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@karenamara, I'm not a doctor or a pharmacist. It may not be the location change from buttock to thigh. This medication is given as an intramuscular (into the muscle) injection. Maybe some of the medication didn't go directly into muscle and went into the bloodstream. Good questions to ask his doctor. I'm not qualified to say.

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