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Somafresh Tablet

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Primary uses of Somafresh Tablet

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Somafresh Tablet

Uses of Flupenthixol

Flupenthixol is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

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.

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

How Somafresh Tablet 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.

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.

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

How Somafresh Tablet works

Melitracen increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

In Depth Information on Somafresh Tablet

Expert advice for Flupenthixol

  • 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.

Expert advice for 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.
Somafresh Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Somafresh Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Somafresh Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Somafresh 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 Somafresh Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Somafresh 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 Somafresh Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Somafresh Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Somafresh Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Somafresh Tablet

Frequently asked questions about 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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