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Spenzo 0.5Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Flupenthixol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: August 31, 2019

The medication falls under a category of drugs known as thioxanthenes. It is used for treating mental disorders such as schizophrenia. The drug functions by interfering with the nerve pathways in the brain.

On using this medication you may experience side effects such as dry mouth, headache, dizziness, vision problems, shakiness, mood disorders and diarrhoea. If the reactions persist or become worse over time contact your health care provider as soon as possible.

This tablet is helpful against the following conditions:

Some of the side effects that may be observed in patients are:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Use of this medicine with alcohol may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine should be avoided by pregnant women unless suggested by the doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Please consult your doctor if you are a breastfeeding mother.
  • 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 a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Spenzo 0.5Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Consult a doctor in case of overdose.

The medicine is an antipsychotic drug that is used 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.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Disease

    Patients suffering from Parkinson's disease should exercise caution.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Medicine

    The medication interacts with levodopa, phenobarbital and metoclopramide.

Ques: What is Spenzo 0 5mg tablet?

Ans: Spenzo 0.5mg is a medication which has Flupenthixol as an active element present in it. This medicine performs its action by antagonizing the activity of dopamine and serotonin in the brain.

Ques: What are the uses of Spenzo 0 5mg tablet?

Ans: Spenzo tablet is a medication used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as schizophrenia and depression with or without anxiety.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Spenzo 0 5mg tablet?

Ans: Extrapyramidal symptoms, Dry mouth, Blurred vision, Constipation, Excessive salivation, Excessive perspiration, Nausea, Difficulty in micturition, Dizziness, Palpitations and fainting are some of the side effects.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Spenzo 0 5mg tablet?

Ans: Keep Spenzo tablet in a cool dry place and in the original pack or container until it is time to take them. Store this medication out of sight and reach of children. Unused medicines should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children and other people cannot consume them.

Ques: How long do I need to use Spenzo 0.5Mg Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: It takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: What are the contraindications to Spenzo 0.5Mg Tablet?

Ans: It should not be used if you have the following conditions such as Patients with dementia, Patients with liver damage, cerebrovascular or renal insufficiency, and severe cardiovascular disorders, Psychoneurotic patients, Severely agitated psychotic patients, etc.

Ques: Is Spenzo 0.5Mg Tablet safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Ques: Will Spenzo 0.5Mg Tablet be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose can lead to increased chances of side effects.
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About Spenzo 0.5Mg Tablet
What are the uses of Spenzo 0.5Mg Tablet
What are the contraindications of Spenzo 0.5Mg Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Spenzo 0.5Mg Tablet ?
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What are the substitutes for Spenzo 0.5Mg Tablet ?
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