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Flupenthixol

Information

Uses

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

How it works

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

Common side effects

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

Available Medicine

  • ₹41 to ₹340
    Lundbeck India Pvt Ltd
    5 variant(s)
  • ₹30 to ₹210
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹37 to ₹53
    Obsurge Biotech Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹51
    Tas Med India Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹45 to ₹80
    Kivi Labs Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹44
    Vidakem Lifesciences Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • 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

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

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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.


Content on this page was last updated on 23 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)