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Flupen M 0.5mg/10mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Flupen M 0.5mg/10mg 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.


Flupen M 0.5mg/10mg 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 Flupen M Tablet

Side effects of Flupen M Tablet

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 Flupen M 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. Flupen M 0.5mg/10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Flupen M Tablet works

Flupen M 0.5mg/10mg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Flupen M 0.5mg/10mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Flupen M 0.5mg/10mg 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Flupen M 0.5mg/10mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Flupen M 0.5mg/10mg 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 Flupen M 0.5mg/10mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Flupen M 0.5mg/10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Flupen M 0.5mg/10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Flupen M 0.5mg/10mg Tablet helps treat anxiety and depression.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Flupen M 0.5mg/10mg 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 Flupen M 0.5mg/10mg Tablet before undergoing any surgical procedure.

Patient Concerns

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M very slim u can help me. M in depression.
Dr. Shamika Desai
Dietician
Hmm Dont be depress. Make sure you manage some Protein rich diet. Have eggs regularly. Include food like Channa/ peanuts + jageery. Have Paneer daily 100-150 gms. Have small and frequent meals. Manage to take Fish oil tablets daily if possible.
I m taking pegabid 150 od ,nexito 10,rivotril0.5 bd,aten d od , I suffer from depression ,panic disorder with agoraphobia, I'm noticing blurring of vision of late . I'm on these meds for nine yrs. What should I do,?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Please see an ophthalmologist for refractory error evaluation and IOP calculation. Rivotril 0.5mg should not be used regularly for so long.
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FAQs

Q. What is Flupen M?

Flupen M 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 Flupen M be stopped when symptoms are relieved?

No, Flupen M 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 Flupen M cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Flupen M 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
  1. ACI Limited. Flupenthixol+Melitracen. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Medindia. Melitracen. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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