Hexidol Forte 10mg/2mg Tablet

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Introduction

Hexidol Forte 10mg/2mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia (a mental disorder in which a person develops unreal thoughts and behavior). It alters the thoughts and elevates the mood, improving the person’s ability to think, feel and behave.

Hexidol Forte 10mg/2mg Tablet also helps by improving muscle control and reducing the stiffness of the muscle. It may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time each day. Take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, constipation, dryness in mouth, sedation, abnormal heart rhythm, urinary retention, blurred vision, and nervousness. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Before taking it, inform your doctor if you are suffering from thyroid or kidney problems, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma, or any heart problems. You should not take this medicine if you are under the influence of alcohol or any sleep-inducing, cough, and/ or allergy medication. This medicine can also lead to weight gain, eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food, and exercise regularly.

Uses of Hexidol Forte Tablet

Benefits of Hexidol Forte Tablet

In Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person’s thinking ability, feelings and behavior become abnormal. Hexidol Forte 10mg/2mg Tablet helps restore the chemical imbalances in the brain that are responsible for such changes. It improves thoughts, behavior and enhances the quality of life.

Side effects of Hexidol Forte Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Hexidol Forte

  • 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 Hexidol Forte 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 Forte 10mg/2mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Hexidol Forte Tablet works

Hexidol Forte 10mg/2mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Haloperidol and Trihexyphenidyl. Haloperidol 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 is added to treat and prevent these side effects.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Hexidol Forte 10mg/2mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Hexidol Forte 10mg/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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Hexidol Forte 10mg/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.
If Hexidol Forte 10mg/2mg Tablet is used, monitor the baby for excessive sleepiness.
Driving
UNSAFE
Hexidol Forte 10mg/2mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Hexidol Forte 10mg/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 Hexidol Forte 10mg/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
CAUTION
Hexidol Forte 10mg/2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Hexidol Forte 10mg/2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Hexidol Forte 10mg/2mg Tablet is a combination medicine that helps treat schizophrenia.
  • Trihexyphenidyl controls drug induced abnormal movements.
  • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Hexidol Forte 10mg/2mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medication as it may lower its efficacy.
  • 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 Hexidol Forte 10mg/2mg Tablet without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
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Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

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References

  1. Haloperidol. Titusville, New Jersey: Janssen Pharmaceuticals; 2005 [revised Jan. 2016]. [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
  3. Haloperidol. County Tipperary, Ireland: Pinewood Healthcare; 2007 [revised 23 Nov. 2017]. [Accessed 25 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Drugs.com. Trihexyphenidyl. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: November, 2021

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