Fyzen Tablet


Overview

Uses of Flupenthixol
Flupenthixol is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.
Uses of Melitracen
Melitracen is used in the treatment of depression. It is used in patients intolerant of or unresponsive to alternative treatment options for depression.
Flupenthixol 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
Melitracen side effects
Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Constipation
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
How to use Flupenthixol
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. Fyzen Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How to use Melitracen
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. Fyzen Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Flupenthixol works
Flupenthixol is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.
How Melitracen works
Melitracen increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.
Fyzen Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Fyzen Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Fyzen 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
No information is available on the use of Fyzen Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Fyzen 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 Fyzen Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Fyzen Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fyzen Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

Related to Flupenthixol

  • You have been prescribed Flupenthixol 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 Flupenthixol 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 Flupenthixol without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Related to Melitracen

  • The main dose should be taken at night as this drug may produce drowsiness or sleepiness.
  • It can take 4 to 6 weeks for Melitracen to start working.
  • You should continue the treatment for at least 6 months after you feel better to stop depression from coming back.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Melitracen, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks. You should not discontinue it abruptly.
  • Avoid driving or operating machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Melitracen, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Melitracen is very less.
  • It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.

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FAQs

Related to Flupenthixol
Q. What is Flupenthixol deconate?
Flupenthixol belongs to a class of medication called as typical antipsychotic. It acts by increasing the amounts of chemical (serotonin), in the brain. Flupenthixol decanoate is a long-acting preparation of Flupenthixol 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 Flupenthixol used for?
Flupenthixol 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 Flupenthixol banned?
Flupenthixol in combination with melitracen is banned in india due to safety concern
Q. How does Flupenthixol work?
Flupenthixol 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 6th Sep 2018.
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