Fluphenazine came into use in 1959.  The injectable form is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines , the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system .  It is available as a generic medication .  In the United States the tablets costs between and USD per day for a typical dose.  The wholesale cost in the developing world of the long acting form is between and USD per injection as of 2014.  It was discontinued in Australia around mid 2017. 
You may be given an injection of zuclopenthixol acetate (Clopixol Acuphase®) for a short time to get your symptoms under control, or you may be prescribed tablets to take. A long-acting, or 'depot', injection may be recommended for you once your symptoms have improved. Zuclopenthixol decanoate is a depot injection which slowly releases zuclopenthixol into your body to prevent your symptoms from coming back. It is given every 1-4 weeks. The main advantage of a depot injection is that you do not have to remember to take tablets every day.
Finally, this book is intended to be genuinely helpful for practitioners of psychopharmacology by providing them with the mixture of facts and opinions selected by the author. Ultimately, prescribing choices are the reader’s responsibility. Every effort has been made in preparing this book to provide accurate and up-to-date information in accord with accepted standards and practice at the time of publication. Nevertheless, the psychopharmacology field is evolving rapidly and the author and publisher make no warranties that the information contained herein is totally free from error, not least because clinical standards are constantly changing through research and regulation. Furthermore, the author and publisher disclaim any responsibility for the continued currency of this information and disclaim all liability for any and all damages, including direct or consequential damages, resulting from the use of information contained in this book. Doctors recommending and patients using these drugs are strongly advised to pay careful attention to, and consult information provided by, the manufacturer.