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Hexidol 5 Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Hexidol Tablet

Hexidol 5 Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It is also used to treat psychosis, mania, severe behavior problems and Tourette syndrome (chronic multiple motor and vocal problems and involuntary responses) in adults and children.

Hexidol 5 Tablet is taken by mouth with or without food in the morning or about 1 hour before you need to be alert. Take this medicine as advised by doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment and never stop this suddenly without talking to doctor. Before taking this, inform your doctor if you are suffering from any heart, liver, or kidney disease.

Some common side effects of using this medication are anxiety, dryness in mouth, and blurred vision. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you feel better. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking this medicine to avoid diarrhea. It may also cause headaches, take a suitable painkiller and inform your doctor if it does not go away. It is important to inform doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior. Always remember that this medicine is only used when advised as it is not a replacement for a good sleep routine. You should try to get the right amount of sleep every night.

Uses of Hexidol Tablet

Hexidol 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

How to use Hexidol 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. Hexidol 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Hexidol Tablet works

Hexidol 5 Tablet is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Hexidol Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Hexidol 5 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Hexidol 5 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
Hexidol 5 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
If Hexidol 5 Tablet is used, monitor the baby for excessive sleepiness.
Driving
UNSAFE
Hexidol 5 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Hexidol 5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Hexidol 5 Tablet is recommended.
However, patients with severe kidney disease may need to be started at a lower dose as it may cause excessive sleepiness in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Hexidol 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Hexidol 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Hexidol 5 Tablet helps treat schizophrenia.
  • It is less likely to cause weight gain as compared to other similar medicines.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Hexidol 5 Tablet may cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can cause increased dizziness.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience any abnormal movements or have difficulty controlling movements.
  • It may affect how your body regulates your temperature. Avoid getting dehydrated and drink plenty of fluids.
  • Your doctor may check your heart function and level of electrolytes such as sodium and magnesium before you start treatment with this medicine and regularly thereafter.
  • Do not stop taking Hexidol 5 Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Hexidol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Pramipex
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): EF Z, Rocflu, Welcon
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tremash, Tropidol, Dolfi
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Hexidol

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suffering from schizophrenia plz help
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 and taking respiridone . qutipine
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.
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FAQs

Q. Is Hexidol a controlled drug or narcotic or addictive?

No,Hexidol is not a controlled drug, narcotic or addictive

Q. Is Hexidol a benzo or a neuroleptic or MAOI?

No,Hexidol is not a benzo or MAOI or a neuroleptic. It is an antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine receptors in brain, which decreases the excessive dopamine activity in the brain

Q. Is Hexidol used for nausea?

No,Hexidol is not used for nausea

Q. Is haloperidol like alprazolam (Xanax)?

Haloperidol is an antipsychotic, which is used to treat mental illnesses that affect an individuals' thinking, feeling or behaviour. These illnesses include to treat schizophrenia, psychoses, mania, behavioural problems and Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (chronic multiple motor and vocal ticsinvoluntary responses) in adults and children. It is also used for persistent hiccups in adults. Alprazolam (Xanax) belongs to benzodiazepine group of dugs, and is used in the treatment of insomnia and anxiety

Q. Is Hexidol a sedative/ make you sleepy?

Yes,Hexidol can cause sedation

Q. Can you take haloperidol with lorazepam?

Haloperidol interacts with lorazepam to cause increased sedation and impaired attention. Please consult your doctor before taking haloperidol with diazepam

Q. Does Hexidol cause weight gain or does Hexidol cause tardive dyskinesia?

Yes, in some people Hexidol may cause weight gain and tardive dyskinesia

Q. Does Hexidol cause respiratory depression/ hallucination?

Hexidol may cause dyspnea as well as other bahavioral abnormalities in patients. It is not known to cause respiratory depression/ hallucination.

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