Flupenthixol falls under a category of drugs known as thioxanthenes. This medication is used for treating mental disorders such as schizophrenia. It functions by interfering with the nerve pathways in the brain and rectifies the chemical imbalances that are responsible for the signs of schizophrenia.
On using this medication you may experience side effects such as dry mouth, headache, dizziness, vision problems, shakiness, uncontrollable muscle movements, difficulty in sleeping or urinating, breast enlargement, period problems, decreased libidinal drive, constipation, mood disorders and diarrhoea. If the reactions persist or become worse over time contact your health care provider as soon as possible.
Before you start taking this medication you should notify your doctor if are allergic to any ingredient contained within it, you are allergic to any food or medicine or substance, you have breathing/liver/kidney/thyroid/heart problems, you have epilepsy/diabetes/Parkinson’s disease/glaucoma, you are taking any medications, you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are nursing a baby.
The dosage for this medication should be prescribed by the doctor based on your medical history and current condition. The usual starting dose in adults is 1 mg 3 times per day. This may later be increased to 3-6 mg.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.
Is It safe with alcohol?Cilapam fn 0.5mg/10mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Cilapam fn 0.5mg/10mg 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.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Flupenthixol as ingredient
Flupenthixol is an antipsychotic drug that is used as long-acting injection for schizophrenia and also as an antidepressant. It belongs to a class of thioxanthene drug which works by blocking the dopamine D1 and D2 receptors thereby increasing serotonin and noradrenaline.
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