Spenzo 40 mg Injection


Overview

Uses of Spenzo Injection

Spenzo 40 mg Injection is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

Spenzo Injection 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
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Spenzo Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Spenzo Injection works

Spenzo 40 mg Injection is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Spenzo Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Spenzo 40 mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Spenzo 40 mg Injection 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
CAUTION
Spenzo 40 mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Spenzo 40 mg Injection 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 Spenzo 40 mg Injection 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 40 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Spenzo 40 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Spenzo 40 mg Injection
Fluanxol Depot 40mg Injection
Lundbeck India Pvt Ltd
₹186.8/ml of Injection
49% costlier

Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Spenzo 40 mg Injection for the treatment of schizophrenia.
  • It is administered into the muscle of the buttock or thigh by your doctor or healthcare professional.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Spenzo 40 mg Injection 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 40 mg Injection 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
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Pramipex
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Kopram
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tremash, Tropidol, Dolfi
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Spenzo

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I had vertigo once before 4 years back. I then had bad mood swings of around 10-12 hours a day. I had a feeling i am not there. I always felt i will collapse and will be fainted. Loneliness. I am very sensitive person. Currently I am advised to take spenzo-c3Blbnpvhttps://www.1mg.com/brands/etilaam-ZXRpbGFhbQ==">ETILAAM S5 and SPENZO 0.5 a day. But do I need to take it for whole life or is there any way to overcome this, I have changed my lifestyle, I got married, I started talking to others. Situation is under control. But I still get some time feeling that I am not there. I dont have bad mood swings now.I took every medical reports like MRI,Sonography, Enduography etcbut everything is normalTO divert the mind I recently started going GYM, as I am taking ETILAAM S5 and SPENZO 0.5 from almost 3 years, I have gained 20 kgs weight
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. To take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
Is schizophrenia a major disorder. My psychiatrist prescribed me with sizodon 10 and soltus 50
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Schizophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Coping with a mental disorder as serious as schizophrenia can be challenging, both for the person with the condition and for friends and family. Here are some ways to cope: 1. Learn about schizophrenia. Education about the disorder can help motivate the person with the disease to stick to the treatment plan. Education can help friends and family understand the disorder and be more compassionate with the person who has it. 2. Join a support group. Support groups for people with schizophrenia can help them reach out to others facing similar challenges. Support groups may also help family and friends cope. 3. Stay focused on goals. Managing schizophrenia is an ongoing process. Keeping treatment goals in mind can help the person with schizophrenia stay motivated. Help your loved one remember to take responsibility for managing the illness and working toward goals. 4. Ask about social services assistance. These services may be able to assist with affordable counselling services, job placements and other daily activities. 5. Learn relaxation and stress management. The person with schizophrenia and loved ones may benefit from stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga or tai chi. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
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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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Apr 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.
MRP
250
2 ml in 1 vial
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