FLUANXOL 0.5mg Tablet 10's
What is Flupenthixol used for?
Flupenthixol injection/tablet is used for the treatment of schizophrenia and depression.
Flupenthixol may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does Flupenthixol work?
Flupenthixol belongs to the class of drugs called first generation anti-psychotic drugs. The drug acts by blocking the action of certain receptors in the brain, thereby reducing the psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations, delusions, paranoia and confusion.
How to use Flupenthixol?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use Flupenthixol injection/tablet as prescribed by your doctor.
- Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with food.
- Flupenthixol injection should be administered only under medical supervision.
If you miss a dose of Flupenthixol, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
The overdose symptoms of Flupenthixol combination may include the following:
- Fast heartbeat
- Difficulty in breathing
Please seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the above symptoms.
What are the drugs that interact with Flupenthixol?
Drugs that interact with Flupenthixol include the following:
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of Flupenthixol?
The following are the most common side effects of Flupenthixol:
- Pain at the site of injection
- Dry mouth
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Muscle stiffness
- Increased salivation
- Severe dizziness
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while using Flupenthixol?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Flupenthixol or similar drugs.
- Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Flupenthixol.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Flupenthixol causes dizziness or blurred vision.
- Avoid Flupenthixol during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
- Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
You are advised not to use Flupenthixol if
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
What should you tell your doctor before using Flupenthixol?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of kidney, liver or any other psychiatric disorders.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
Frequently Asked Questions about Flupenthixol
- How should Flupenthixol be stored?
- What are the contraindications of Flupenthixol?
- How much time does Flupenthixol take to show its effect?
- Should I undergo any laboratory tests while using Flupenthixol?
Flupenthixol should be stored at room temperature away from heat, light and moisture.
Flupenthixol is contraindicated in cardiovascular disorders and subcortical brain damage.
Flupenthixol takes about 24 hours to show its action, and it has a long-acting effect. So, it is advised to take Flupenthixol once in every two to three weeks or as prescribed by the doctor.
Yes, it is advised to undergo complete blood picture, liver function test and urine test while using Flupenthixol.
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