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Fluanxit Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Fluanxit Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of depression. It works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood. It also works by increasing the level of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating mood.

Fluanxit Tablet can be taken with or without food, preferably at night. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. You should never skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important not to stop taking this medicine suddenly as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include dryness in mouth, blurred vision, increased heart rate, urinary retention, constipation and tremor. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, so it is better to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen the drowsiness. This medicine can lead to weight gain and to prevent it you can exercise regularly, eat a healthy balanced diet and avoid snacking with high-calorie food.

Uses of Fluanxit Tablet

Fluanxit Tablet side effects

Common
  • Constipation
  • Urinary retention
  • Weight gain
  • Sleepiness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Blurred vision
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Tremor
  • Restlessness

How to use Fluanxit 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. Fluanxit Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Fluanxit Tablet works

Fluanxit Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Flupenthixol and Melitracen. Flupenthixol is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood. Melitracen is a tricyclic antidepressant which increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

Fluanxit Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Fluanxit Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fluanxit Tablet 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Fluanxit Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Fluanxit Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Fluanxit Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Fluanxit Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fluanxit Tablet 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

Expert Advice

  • Fluanxit Tablet helps treat anxiety and depression.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Fluanxit Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine because it can make drowsiness worse.
  • It can cause changes in your blood sugar levels. Monitor your blood sugar regularly.
  • Inform your doctor if you have liver disease, thyroid disorder, severe heart disease, or a urinary disorder.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Let your doctor know you are taking Fluanxit Tablet before undergoing any surgical procedure.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. What is Fluanxit?

Fluanxit is a combination of two medicines: Flupenthixol and Melitracen. This medicine is used to treat various forms of mood disorders. It works by balancing the amount of certain natural substances in the brain that are responsible for mood swings.

Q. Can Fluanxit be stopped when symptoms are relieved?

No, Fluanxit should be continued even if the patient feels well. Instead of stopping the dosage yourself, consult your doctor who might gradually decrease the dosage.

Q. Can the Fluanxit cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Fluanxit may make you drowsy or may cause you to suddenly fall asleep during your daily activities. You might not feel drowsy or have any other warning signs before you suddenly fall asleep. Avoid driving a car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medication affects you. If you suddenly fall asleep while you are doing something such as watching television, talking, eating or riding a car, or if you become very drowsy, especially during the daytime, call your doctor.

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References
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  2. Medindia. Melitracen. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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