Spenzo 40mg Injection(Depot) 2ml

Psychosis Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

SPENZO 40MG contains Flupenthixol which belongs to a group of medicines known as antipsychotic (neuroleptics) which is used to treat schizophrenia and other related psychoses. It act on nerve pathways in specific areas of the brain and helps to correct certain chemical imbalances that are causing the symptoms of illness. Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. It results in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior that impairs daily functioning, and can be disabling.

Flupenthixol is a thioxanthene derivative with antipsychotic properties. It is an anxiolytic, antidepressive agent and a mood stabilizer. It inhibits the central monoamine receptors, particularly the dopamine D1 and D2 receptors. Its antipsychotic activity is related to blocks postsynaptic dopamine receptors in the CNS. Before receiving this medicine, tell your doctor if you have liver, kidney or heart problems, are pregnant or breastfeeding. This medicine is not recommended for children. The common side effects are dizziness, dry mouth and constipation.

USES OF SPENZO 40MG

  • Treats Schizophrenia and other related psychoses

HOW SPENZO 40MG WORKS

SPENZO 40MG works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood. Dopamine is known as a neurotransmitter, it is involved in transmitting messages between brain cells. It is known to be involved in regulating mood and behaviour.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SPENZO 40MG should only be given by your doctor or a nurse. It will be administered into a muscle (buttock or thigh).

SIDE EFFECTS OF SPENZO 40MG

SERIOUS

  • skin rash, hives, swelling and breathing difficulty
  • fever or soreness of the mouth, gums or throat
  • muscle spasm, stiffness, shaking or uncontrolled body movements (tardive dyskinesia)
  • fever, stiff muscles, confusion, reduced consciousness, irregular heart rate and sweating (neuroleptic malignant syndrome)
  • blood clots in the veins

COMMON

  • racing heart and  sensation of a rapid, forceful, or irregular beating of the heart
  • dry mouth
  • dizziness
  • blurred or altered vision
  • constipation
  • excessive salivation or sweating
  • trouble passing urine
  • decrease in blood pressure
  • weight changes
  • skin rash
  • decrease in sexual interest or function
  • changes in monthly cycle (for women)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Dizziness:

Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.

Constipation:

Add fruits, vegetables whole grains and other high-fiber foods to your normal diet.

Dry mouth:

Chew sugar free candies to stimulate the flow of saliva and limit your caffeine intake. Drink small sips of water regularly.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

SPENZO 40MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

SPENZO 40MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or handle any machines while taking this medicine, since it may cause drowsiness or dizziness or blurred vision.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with SPENZO 40MG since it may cause drowsiness.

KIDNEY

SPENZO 40MG is not recommended in patients with any active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

SPENZO 40MG is not recommended in patients with active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Tell your doctor if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Flupenthixol.

HEART DISEASE

SPENZO 40MG is not recommended in patients with severe heart problems or severe blockage of some arteries, irregular heart rhythms or any other active heart diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Inform your doctor if you have or had,

  • parkinson’s disease
  • seizures
  • dementia
  • glaucoma
  • blood clots
  • high blood pressure
  • hypokalemia or hypomagnesia
  • are more excited or overactive than normal
  • are being treated for cancer
  • respiratory disease

INTERACTIONS

Inform your doctor if you are using or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following,

  • tricyclic antidepressant medicines
  • guanethidine (used to lower the blood pressure)
  • barbiturates
  • levodopa (used to treat parkinson’s disease)
  • metoclopramide (used to treat stomach conditions)
  • thioridazine (used to treat psychotic disorders)
  • quinidine, amiodarone, sotalol, erythromycin, moxifloxacin, lithium (used to change the heartbeat)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Flupenthixol
Pharmacological Category :   Neuroleptic agent
Therapeutic Indication :   Schizophrenia, Depression
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Injection

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT SPENZO 40MG

How effective was this SPENZO 40MG?

It will be administered by a doctor or nurse, and it is effective when administered as infrequently as once every 2-3 weeks.

What are the side effects of SPENZO 40MG?

It may exhibit some side effects such as constipation, drowsiness, vision changes or dry mouth. If any of these effects persist or worsen, consult your doctor.

Is SPENZO 40MG safe?

Yes, it is safe if administered by your doctor. However, tell your doctor if you have any liver, kidney or heart diseases.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi MD. Antipsychotic and anti-manic drugs. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology 7th ed. New Delhi, May 2013. Page – 441.

2. Stahl SM. Flupenthixol. In: Stahl's Essential Pschopharmacology: Prescriber's Guide. 5th ed. New York, New York: Cambridge University Press; 2014. Page: 253-257.

3.  Jataveda Mahapatra, Seema N Quraishi, Anthony David, Stephanie Sampson and Clive E Adams. Flupenthixol decanoate (depot) for schizophrenia or other similar psychotic disorders. June 10, 2014; [Accessed on Jan 25, 2021] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7057031/ 

4. Lundbeck Canada Inc. [Revised on Dec 12, 2017] [Accessed on Jan 25, 2021] https://www.lundbeck.com/upload/ca/en/files/pdf/pm/Fluanxol%20PM%20EN%2012Dec%202017.pdf  

5. Lundbeck (Ireland) Limited. H. Lundbeck A/S. [Revised on Feb, 2019] [Accessed Jan 25, 2021] https://www.hpra.ie/img/uploaded/swedocuments/b76fba9d-3348-48f2-9874-196bb8308379.pdf

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1
    Item Weight
    15
    Ingredient
    FLUPENTHIXOL 40MG
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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Spenzo 40mg Injection(Depot) 2ml

Spenzo 40mg Injection(Depot) 2ml Mkt: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

M.R.P.: Rs.298.00
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