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Fluzep 5mg/2mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Fluzep 5mg/2mg Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It is a combination medicine which works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger in the brain that affect thoughts and mood. It also helps by improving muscle control and reducing the stiffness of the muscle.

Fluzep 5mg/2mg Tablet should be taken with food. 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. Do not 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, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, urinary retention, constipation and tremor. Initially, this medicine may cause sudden drop in the 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. 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.

Uses of Fluzep Tablet

Fluzep 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 Fluzep 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. Fluzep 5mg/2mg Tablet 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 Fluzep Tablet works

Fluzep 5mg/2mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Trifluoperazine and Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol. Trifluoperazine 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.

Fluzep Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Fluzep 5mg/2mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fluzep 5mg/2mg 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
Fluzep 5mg/2mg Tablet 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
Fluzep 5mg/2mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Fluzep 5mg/2mg Tablet can cause blurring of vision, dizziness, mild nausea, and mental confusion in some cases. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Fluzep 5mg/2mg Tablet 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Fluzep 5mg/2mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Fluzep 5mg/2mg Tablet is a combination medicine that helps treat schizophrenia.
  • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Fluzep 5mg/2mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • 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 Fluzep 5mg/2mg Tablet without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

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FAQs

Q. How long does Fluzep take to work?

Everybody responds to the treatment differently. In general, it can take several weeks to feel the full benefits of Fluzep, although some people may start to feel better sooner. It is important to give this drug the time to work.

Q. Can I stop taking Fluzep if I feel well?

No, you should continue taking Fluzep even if you feel well. If you stop Fluzep suddenly, serious withdrawal problems may occur. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually before asking you to stop Fluzep.

Q. Can the use of Fluzep cause sleepiness?

Yes, Fluzep can make you feel sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities till you know how this medicine affects you.

Q. Can the use of Fluzep cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Fluzep can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy and salty.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Fluzep?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References
  1. Drugs.com. Trifluoperazine. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Trihexyphnidyl. Huddersfield, West Yorkshire: Genus Pharmaceuticals; 2011 [revised 18 Dec. 2018]. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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