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QUITANX 0.5MG/10MG TABLET

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Composition for QUITANX

Flupenthixol(0.5 mg),Melitracen(10 mg)

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Quitanx 0.5mg/10mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Quitanx 0.5mg/10mg 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
Quitanx 0.5mg/10mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for QUITANX

Flupenthixol(0.5 mg)

Uses

Flupenthixol is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (mental disorder in which patient interpret reality abnormally).

How it works

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

Common side effects

Parkinsonism, Allergic skin rash, Blurred vision, Difficulty in swallowing, Difficulty in urination, Decreased blood pressure, Inability to move eyes, Muscle cramp, Muscle twitching, Skin discolouration, Tardive dyskinesia
Melitracen(10 mg)

Uses

Melitracen is used in the treatment of depression.

How it works

Melitracen works in depression by increasing the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating mood.

Common side effects

Nausea, Anticholinergic effects, Blurred vision, Constipation, Dry mouth, Headache, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Insomnia, Restlessness, Tachycardia, Weight gain

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Expert advice for QUITANX

  • Do not start or continue Flupenthixol and consult your doctor, if you are alergic to it.
  • Do not suddenly withdraw or discontinue therapy.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Flupenthixol can impair mental and physical coordination and, therefore, caution has to be taken before operating an automobile or machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness and coordination.

Frequently asked questions for QUITANX

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 24 March, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)