Fluanxol 1 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Fluanxol Tablet
Fluanxol 1 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.
Fluanxol Tablet side effects
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 rigidity
  • Tremor
How to use Fluanxol 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. Fluanxol 1 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Fluanxol Tablet works
Fluanxol 1 mg Tablet is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.
Fluanxol Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Fluanxol 1 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Fluanxol 1 mg Tablet 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
Fluanxol 1 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Fluanxol 1 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Fluanxol 1 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, there have been reports of some side effects in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Fluanxol 1 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fluanxol 1 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Fluanxol 1 mg Tablet 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 1 mg Tablet 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 1 mg Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Fluanxol 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

Questions Related to Fluanxol

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Is schizophrenia a major disorder. My psychiatrist prescribed me with sizodon 10 and soltus 50
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Schizophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Coping with a mental disorder as serious as schizophrenia can be challenging, both for the person with the condition and for friends and family. Here are some ways to cope: 1. Learn about schizophrenia. Education about the disorder can help motivate the person with the disease to stick to the treatment plan. Education can help friends and family understand the disorder and be more compassionate with the person who has it. 2. Join a support group. Support groups for people with schizophrenia can help them reach out to others facing similar challenges. Support groups may also help family and friends cope. 3. Stay focused on goals. Managing schizophrenia is an ongoing process. Keeping treatment goals in mind can help the person with schizophrenia stay motivated. Help your loved one remember to take responsibility for managing the illness and working toward goals. 4. Ask about social services assistance. These services may be able to assist with affordable counselling services, job placements and other daily activities. 5. Learn relaxation and stress management. The person with schizophrenia and loved ones may benefit from stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga or tai chi. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
Suffering from schizophrenia since last 40yrs controlled on risdone plus and resizing plus alternate daysAnd traizzine s not resizing plus
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Schzophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Regular follow up with psychiatrist is essential for monitoring side effects and response.
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FAQs

Q. What is Fluanxol deconate?
Fluanxol belongs to a class of medication called as typical antipsychotic. It acts by increasing the amounts of chemical (serotonin), in the brain. Fluanxol decanoate is a long-acting preparation of Fluanxol for injection into the muscles, which may be given at a frequency ranging from once in a week to once in 4 weeks
Q. What is Fluanxol used for?
Fluanxol is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychoses which are disorders where individuals are unable to distinguish between what is real and unreal, think clearly, manage emotions, relate to others, and function normally
Q. Why is Fluanxol banned?
Fluanxol in combination with melitracen is banned in india due to safety concern
Q. How does Fluanxol work?
Fluanxol belongs to a class of medication called as typical antipsychotic. It acts by normalizing the levels of certain chemicals in the brain in specific brain pathways that are responsible for causing symptoms of the disease.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Jan 2018.
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