Information about Zuclopenthixol

Zuclopenthixol Uses

Zuclopenthixol is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and Anxiety.

How Zuclopenthixol works

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

Common side effects of Zuclopenthixol

Abnormality of voluntary movements, Constipation, Dryness in mouth, Increased prolactin level in blood, Muscle stiffness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Sleepiness, Tremors, Urinary retention, Weight gain
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Available Medicine for Zuclopenthixol

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Expert advice for Zuclopenthixol

  • Zuclopenthixol is administered into the muscle of the buttock or thigh.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Zuclopenthixol can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine because it can make drowsiness worse.
  • It may affect how your body regulates your temperature. Avoid situations that can result in your overheating or getting dehydrated.
  • It may increase your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience any swelling, particularly of the face, lips, jaw and tongue and trouble breathing while taking this medicine.

Frequently asked questions for Zuclopenthixol


Q. What is Zuclopenthixol/ Zuclopenthixol decanoate/ Zuclopenthixol decanoate depot used for?

Zuclopenthixol is used for the initial treatment of short-term psychoses like mania or increased severity of existing psychoses. It is also used to treat schizophrenia (psychiatric disorder with symptoms of emotional instability, detachment from reality, often with delusions and hallucinations, and withdrawal into the self)

Q. How does Zuclopenthixol work?

Zuclopenthixol works by blocking certain chemicals present in the brain and thus helps to reduce psychoses.


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