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Spenzo 3 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Spenzo 3 Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It may also be used to treat depression and bipolar disorder. It alters the thoughts and elevates the mood, improving the person’s ability to think, feel and behave.

Spenzo 3 Tablet 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 dry mouth, abnormality of voluntary movements, urinary retention, constipation, and muscle rigidity. 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.

Inform your doctor if you experience any abnormal movements, particularly of the face, lips, jaw, and tongue while taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise for regular monitoring of blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Additionally, avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make drowsiness worse. This medicine can also lead to weight gain, eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food, and exercise regularly.

Uses of Spenzo Tablet

Side effects of Spenzo Tablet

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 stiffness
  • Tremor

How to use Spenzo 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. Spenzo 3 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Spenzo Tablet works

Spenzo 3 Tablet is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Spenzo 3 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Spenzo 3 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Spenzo 3 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Spenzo 3 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Spenzo 3 Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, there have been reports of some side effects in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Spenzo 3 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Spenzo 3 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Spenzo 3 Tablet for the treatment of schizophrenia.
  • Take it at bedtime to avoid feeling sleepy during the day.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Spenzo 3 Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make drowsiness worse.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience any abnormal movements, particularly of the face, lips, jaw and tongue, while taking this medicine.
  • It may increase your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
  • Don't stop taking Spenzo 3 Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Spenzo with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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I am suffering from nervousness, anxiety and panic attacks for 2 years. I am taking medicine since 1 year(spenzo 2Mg and serenata 200 Mg . How much time will it take to cure?
Dr. Venkatraju Kalidindi
Psychiatry
Dear 1mg user, try Stress counselling , if you are in Hyderabad visit to clinic or you can try online counselling that really helps you Pay Rs 99 and call me on my phone www.dontfeel.com
How to treat erectile dysfunction with schizophrenia
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
https://www.1mg.com/otc/himalaya-confido-tablet-otc90667One ?one tablet morning & evening after taking food , use at least 1-2 months
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FAQs

Q. What is Spenzo deconate?

Spenzo belongs to a class of medication called as typical antipsychotic. It acts by increasing the amounts of chemical (serotonin), in the brain. Spenzo decanoate is a long-acting preparation of Spenzo 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 Spenzo used for?

Spenzo 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 Spenzo banned?

Spenzo in combination with melitracen is banned in india due to safety concern

Q. How does Spenzo work?

Spenzo 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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References
  1. Stahl SM, editor. Flupenthixol. In: Stahl's Essential Pschopharmacology: Prescriber's Guide. 5th ed. New York, New York: Cambridge University Press; 2014. pp. 253-57.
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