Clopixol 50mg Injection

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Clopixol 50mg Injection is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia and anxiety disorder. It alters the thoughts and elevates the mood, improving the person’s ability to think, feel and behave.

Clopixol 50mg Injection is given as an injection under the supervision of a healthcare professional and should not be self administered. Take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this injection include dry mouth, abnormality of voluntary movements, urinary retention, constipation, and muscle rigidity. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine can lead to weight gain, have a healthy balanced diet and exercise regularly. You may also notice some injection site reactions such as pain, redness or swelling. However, these are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Please consult your doctor in case these do not subside or bother you.

Before taking it, inform your doctor if you are suffering from thyroid or kidney problems, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma, or any heart problems. You should not take this medicine if you are under the influence of alcohol or any sleep-inducing, cough, and/ or allergy medication. This medicine can also lead to weight gain, eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food, and exercise regularly.

Uses of Clopixol Injection

Benefits of Clopixol Injection

In Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person’s thinking ability, feelings and behavior become abnormal. Clopixol 50mg Injection helps restore the chemical imbalances in the brain that are responsible for such changes. It improves thoughts, behavior and enhances the quality of life.

In Anxiety

Clopixol 50mg Injection reduces the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry. It can also reduce feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating and feeling irritable. It will therefore help you go about your daily activities more easily and be more productive.

Side effects of Clopixol Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Clopixol

  • 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 Injection

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

How Clopixol Injection works

Clopixol 50mg Injection is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Clopixol 50mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clopixol 50mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clopixol 50mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Clopixol 50mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Clopixol 50mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Clopixol 50mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Clopixol 50mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Clopixol 50mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Clopixol 50mg Injection is administered into the muscle of the buttock or thigh.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Clopixol 50mg Injection 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Thioxanthene Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Clopixol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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I am a bipolar disorder patient. I am taking torvate chrono 500 mg 2-0-2. Clopixol depot injection 2 nos once in a month. Bexol 2 mg 1-0-0. Palido od 3 mg 0-0-1. I have skipped taking palido od because of uncontrolled urination. Do i need any medication in the place of palido od. Pls let me informed
Dr. Venkatraju Kalidindi
Psychiatry
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My child having JIA, i use Folitrax 50mg injection every week . How to recover
Vipul Aggarwal
Pl consult a rheumatologist for same
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FAQs

Q. What is Clopixol 50mg Injection/ Clopixol 50mg Injection decanoate/ Clopixol 50mg Injection decanoate depot used for?

Clopixol 50mg Injection is used for the initial treatment of short-term psychoses like mania or increased severity of existing psychoses. It is also used to treat schizophrenia (psychiatric disorder with symptoms of emotional instability, detachment from reality, often with delusions and hallucinations, and withdrawal into the self)

Q. How does Clopixol 50mg Injection work?

Clopixol 50mg Injection works by blocking certain chemicals present in the brain and thus helps to reduce psychoses.

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References

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Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: April, 2021

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