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Shicalm Plus 5 Mg/2 Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Shine Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Trifluoperazine, Trihexyphenidyl
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Shicalm Plus 5 Mg/2 Mg Tablet is a phenothiazine. It is used for treating all kinds of mental and mood disorders such as schizophrenia and anxiety. It can also reduce aggression and hallucinations.

On using Shicalm Plus 5 Mg/2 Mg Tablet you may experience side effects such as rapid weight gain, trouble with seeing, swallowing and sleeping, drowsiness, dizziness, restlessness, muscle stiffness and tremors. Should your reactions persist or become severe over time contact your health care provider as soon as possible.

Before using this medication notify your doctor if: you are allergic to any ingredient contained within Shicalm Plus 5 Mg/2 Mg Tablet, you have blood/ /heart/ liver/ bone marrow disorders, you are alcoholic or suffer from alcohol withdrawal, you are already taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, you have asthma or lung infection, you have Parkinson/ Alzheimer/ diseases, you have dementia or diabetes, you have a history of cancer or if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding a baby.

The dosage should be prescribed by the doctor based on your medical history and condition. The usual dose prescribed for adults is about 2-5 mg orally twice a day for treating Schizophrenia and 1-2 mg orally twice for treating anxiety.

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 Neurologist before using this medicine.

In addition to its intended effect, Shicalm Plus 5 Mg/2 Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)

Abnormality of voluntary movements


Weight gain



Is It safe with alcohol?

Gencalm 5mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Gencalm 5mg 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?

Do not drive or use machines when you first start to take this medicine until you are certain that you are not getting these side effects

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.
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Shicalm Plus 5 Mg/2 Mg Tablet obstructs within the brain the postsynaptic mesolimbic dopaminergic D1 as well as D2 receptors. It slows down release of hypophyseal and hypothalamic hormones. It depresses reticular activating system.
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