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Clopixol 10mg

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Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Generic: Zuclopenthixol
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
UNSAFE
Clopixol may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clopixol may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the develop... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clopixol is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
DrivingDriving
UNSAFE
Clopixol may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
KidneyKidney
CAUTION
Clopixol should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Clopixol may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
LiverLiver
CAUTION
Clopixol should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Clopixol may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Clopixol is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia and anxiety disorder. It alters the thoughts and elevates the mood, improvi... View More

Uses of Clopixol

  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety

Side effects of Clopixol

Common
  • Abnormality of voluntary movements
  • Constipation
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremor
  • Urinary retention
  • Weight gain

How to use Clopixol

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Clopixol works

Clopixol is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • Clopixol is administered into the muscle of the buttock or thigh.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Clopixol can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine because it can make drowsiness worse.
  • It may affect how your body regulates your temperature. Avoid situations that can result in your overheating or getting dehydrated.
  • It may increase your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience any swelling, particularly of the face, lips, jaw and tongue and trouble breathing while taking this medicine.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Schizophrenia, Psychoses, Bipolar mania

Administration

May be taken with or without food.

Adult Dose

Oral Psychoses Adult: Initially, 20-30 mg daily in divided doses. Usual maintenance dose: 20-50 mg daily. Up to 150 mg daily for severe or resistant c... View More

Renal Dose

Renal impairment: Dose reduction may be needed.

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity. Comatose states e.g. alcohol, barbiturate and opiate intoxications; porphyria. children.

Mode of Action

Zuclopenthixol has high affinity for D1 and D2 receptors and ?-adrenoreceptors. It also has slight antihistamine properties and blocks serotonergic prop... View More

Precaution

Hepatic and renal impairment, heart disease, recent acute MI, arrhythmias, significant bradycardia (<50 beats/min), severe respiratory disease, epilepsy... View More

Side Effect

Drowsiness, blurred vision, tachycardia, nausea, dizziness, headache, excitement, postural hypotension, hyperprolactinaemia, sexual dysfunction, ECG cha... View More

Interaction

Zuclopenthixol may enhance the sedative effects of alcohol and the effects of barbiturates and other CNS depressants. Zuclopenthixol reduces the antihyp... View More

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More