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PROMEXY HF 50 MG/2 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR PROMEXY HF

Chlorpromazine(50mg),Trihexyphenidyl(2mg)

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Promexy hf 50 mg/2 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Promexy hf 50 mg/2 mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR PROMEXY HF

Chlorpromazine(50mg)

Uses

Chlorpromazine is used in the treatment of schizophrenia

How it works

Chlorpromazine works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects the thoughts and moods.

Common side effects

Weight gain, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Sleepiness, Akathisia, Dystonia, Dry mouth, Constipation, Abnormality of voluntary movements, Parkinsonism
Trihexyphenidyl(2mg)

Uses

Trihexyphenidyl is used in parkinson's disease and drug induced abnormal movements.

How it works

Trihexyphenidyl works by decreasing the activity of excess accetycholine in brain. This improves muscle control and reduces stiffness

Common side effects

Dry mouth, Nausea, Vomiting, Constipation, Blurred vision

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Expert advice FOR PROMEXY HF

  • Do not use chlorpromazine in children < 1 year unless the need is lifesaving or in children ≤12 years for the treatment of hiccups.
  • Tell your doctor before taking chlorpromazine if you are suffering from liver or kidney disease, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, reduced activity of thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), heart disease, raised eyeball pressure (glaucoma), diabetes, tendency to form blood clots or a family history of clotting disorder, pheochromocytoma (high blood pressure due to a tumour near the kidney), or enlarged prostate.
  • Inform your doctor if you have known cardiovascular disease or family history of QT prolongation and if you are taking medicines that may prolong the QT interval.
  • Inform your doctor of other medications that you may be taking for psychiatric disorders, lowering of blood pressure, insomnia, fits, Parkinson’s disease, migraine etc.
  • Do not stop taking chlorpromazine or change its dose without consulting your doctor.
  • Monitor blood glucose regularly while on chlorpromazine treatment, if you are a patient with diabetes
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking chlorpromazine as it may cause drowsiness and visual disturbances. 
  • Do not consume this drug if you are allergic to any phenothiazine drug, chlorpromazine or any of its ingredients.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR PROMEXY HF

Chlorpromazine

Q. Is chlorpromazine a benzodiazepine/sleeping tablet?
Chlorpromazine is not a benzodiazepine. It belongs to a class of medicines called phenothiazine antipsychotics. Chlorpromazine should not be used as a sleeping tablet
Q. Is it good for anxiety?
It is used in patients with schizophrenia but it relieves anxiety too at certain levels
Q. Is chlorpromazine a controlled substance/narcotic?
No. Chlorpromazine is not a controlled substance/ narcotic. However, it can be purchased only after producing a doctor's prescription
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Q. Does chlorpromazine cause weight gain/sleepiness/euphoric (high)?
Yes, chlorpromazine may cause weight gain and sleepiness
Q. Is it addictive?
Chlorpromazine does not have high addictive potential and a very little propensity for abuse for euphoria
Q. Does chlorpromazine decrease dopamine?
Chlorpromazine is dopamine receptor blocker so it decreases dopamine levels to calm the patients with schizophrenia
Q. Does chlorpromazine help with opiate withdrawal?
It has been observed that chlorpromazine helps in certain cases of opiate withdrawal. However, it is not widely used for this purpose. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.

Trihexyphenidyl

Q. What is trihexyphenidyl used for?
Trihexyphenidyl is used to in the management of Parkinson's disease as an add-on medicine along with other medicines. It helps by improving muscle control and reducing the stiffness of the muscle so that they can move naturally. Trihexyphenidyl can also be used to treat movement disorders (extreme restlessness, involuntary movements or muscle spasms) which can be caused by certain drugs.
Q. How does trihexyphenidyl work?
Trihexyphenidyl works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger known as acetylcholine on the nerves of the smooth muscles; thereby, reducing the muscle spasm (involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles), tremor (uncontrolled shaking) and excessive salivation associated with Parkinson's disease.
Q. Is trihexyphenidyl a narcotic substance?
No, trihexyphenidyl is not a narcotic substance. Trihexyphenidyl is an antispasmodic(muscle relaxing) medicine and belongs to a group of medicines known as anticholinergics.
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Q. Is trihexyphenidyl addictive?
Trihexyphenidyl may be associated with abuse (due to its hallucinogenic or euphoriant properties, common to all anti-cholinergic drugs) if given in sufficient amounts.
Q. Is trihexyphenidyl a MAO inhibitor?
No, trihexyphenidyl is not a MAO inhibitor. Trihexyphenidyl is an antispasmodic (muscle relaxing) drug and belongs to a group of medicines known as anticholinergics.
Q. Is trihexyphenidyl safe?
Trihexyphenidyl is a safe medicine if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Is trihexyphenidyl a controlled substance?
No, trihexyphenidyl is not classified as a controlled substance. However, the possibility of abuse should be borne in mind due to its stimulant and euphoriant properties.
Q. Is trihexyphenidyl FDA approved?
Trihexyphenidyl is an approved medicine by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Q. Does trihexyphenidyl get you high?
Trihexyphenidyl has been reported to get you a high. Please use this drug only for prescribed duration in doses as recommended by your doctor.
Q. Does trihexyphenidyl cause weight gain?
Trihexyphenidyl has not been seen to cause weight gain. However, weight loss has been reported with trihexyphenidyl in children. Please consult your doctor in case you experience an unexpected change in your weight while you are taking trihexyphenidyl.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)