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Fluanxol1.0mg

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Generic: Flupenthixol (flupentixol)
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Fluanxol.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fluanxol may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developin... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fluanxol 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
Fluanxol may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
KidneyKidney
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There is limited information available on the use of Fluanxol in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor. However, there have been repo... View More
LiverLiver
CAUTION
Fluanxol should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fluanxol may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Fluanxol is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It may also be used to treat depression and bipolar disorder. It alters the ... View More

Uses of Fluanxol

  • Schizophrenia

Side effects of Fluanxol

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

How to use Fluanxol

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Fluanxol may be taken with... View More

How Fluanxol works

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

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  • You have been prescribed Fluanxol for the treatment of schizophrenia.
  • Take it at bedtime to avoid feeling sleepy during the day.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Fluanxol can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make drowsiness worse.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience any abnormal movements, particularly of the face, lips, jaw and tongue, while taking this medicine.
  • It may increase your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
  • Don't stop taking Fluanxol without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Depression, Schizophrenia, Psychoses

Administration

May be taken with or without food.

Adult Dose

Oral Psychoses Adult: Initially, 3-9 mg bid, adjusted according to response. Max: 18 mg daily. Elderly: Initial dose: ¼ or ½ of the usual initial do... View More

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity. Extremely excitable and overactive patients; mania; porphyria; coma; preexisting CNS depression; bone-marrow supression; phaeochromocy... View More

Mode of Action

Flupentixol is a thioxanthene antipsychotic that inhibits dopamine-mediated effects by blocking postsynaptic dopamine receptors in the CNS.

Precaution

Patients with convulsive disorders; advanced hepatic, renal, CV or resp disease; tasks requiring mental alertness; elderly (especially with dementia), a... View More

Side Effect

Rigidity, tremors, restlessness, tardive dyskinesia, insomnia, dryness of mouth, wt gain, sexual dysfunction, galactorrhoea and menstrual disturbances. ... View More

Pregnancy Category Note

Pregnancy category: C Lactation: Drug enters breast milk; not recommended

Interaction

May potentiate the adverse effects of drugs with antimuscarinic effects e.g. TCAs. Reduced efficacy of levodopa. Increases adverse extrapyramidal sympto... View More

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