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Combidol 5mg/2mg Kit


Overview

Uses of Combidol Tablet

Combidol 5mg/2mg Kit is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

Combidol Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Sedation
  • Weight gain
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Urinary retention
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Nervousness

How to use Combidol Tablet

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. Combidol 5mg/2mg Kit may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take it with food, if it causes stomach upset.

How Combidol Tablet works

Combidol 5mg/2mg Kit is a combination of two medicines: Haloperidol and Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol. Haloperidol is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger (dopamine) in the brain that affects thoughts and mood. However, it may cause side effects such as involuntary movements (shaking of hands, muscle spasms). Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol is added to treat and prevent these side effects.

Combidol Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Combidol 5mg/2mg Kit. Taking haloperidol together with alcohol may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Combidol 5mg/2mg Kit may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Combidol 5mg/2mg Kit is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
If Combidol 5mg/2mg Kit is used, monitor the baby for excessive sleepiness.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Combidol 5mg/2mg Kit can cause blurring of vision, dizziness, mild nausea, and mental confusion in some cases. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Combidol 5mg/2mg Kit in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Patients with kidney disease should be closely monitored by a doctor while taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Combidol 5mg/2mg Kit should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Combidol 5mg/2mg Kit may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Combidol 5mg/2mg Kit
₹3.08/Tablet
₹4.49/Tablet
46% costlier
₹4.2/Tablet
37% costlier
Talendol Plus Tablet
Talent Healthcare
₹1.76/Tablet
save 43%
₹2.1/Tablet
save 32%
Hexidol Plus 5 mg/2 mg Tablet
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹1.56/Tablet
save 49%

Expert Advice

  • Combidol 5mg/2mg Kit is a combination medicine that helps treat schizophrenia.
  • Trihexyphenidyl controls drug induced abnormal movements.
  • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Combidol 5mg/2mg Kit can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medication as it may lower its efficacy.
  • It can cause dry mouth. Maintain good oral hygiene,drink water, chew sugarless gum, or suck on hard candy for the dry mouth.
  • It can make you more sensitive to changes in temperature. Drink plenty of liquids and dress appropriately.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Inform your doctor if you have glaucoma or trouble passing urine.
  • Do not stop taking Combidol 5mg/2mg Kit without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Patient Concerns

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