Flupentixol


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult: PO Psychoses Initial: 3-9 mg twice daily. Max: 18 mg/day. Depression Initial: 1 mg/day, increase to 2 mg/day after 1 wk, then to 3 mg/day. Max: 3 mg/day. IM Psychoses As decanoate: Initial: 20 mg as a test dose. After at least 7 days and depending on response: Subsequent doses of 20-40 mg may be given 2-4 wkly. Usual maintenance: 50 mg 4 wkly to 300 mg 2 wkly, up to 400 mg/wk in severe cases.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Extremely excitable and overactive patients; mania; porphyria; coma; preexisting CNS depression; bone-marrow supression; phaeochromocytoma. Lactation.
Special Precautions
Patients with convulsive disorders; advanced hepatic, renal, CV or resp disease; tasks requiring mental alertness; elderly (especially with dementia), and debilitated patients; neuroleptics with sedative effect must be withdrawn gradually; history of angle-closure glaucoma; urinary retention; prostatic hyperplasia; breast cancer, prolactin dependent tumours; parkinsonism; myasthenia gravis; pregnancy; Avoid direct sunlight.
Adverse Reactions
Rigidity, tremors, restlessness, tardive dyskinesia, insomnia, dryness of mouth, wt gain, sexual dysfunction, galactorrhoea and menstrual disturbances.
Potentially Fatal: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (hyperthermia, hypertonicity of skeletal muscles, unconsciousness and autonomic nervous system instability).
Drug Interactions
May potentiate the adverse effects of drugs with antimuscarinic effects e.g. TCAs. Reduced efficacy of levodopa. Increases adverse extrapyramidal symptoms with dopamine antagonists (metoclopramide and prochlorperazine).
CIMS Class
ATC Classification
N05AF01 - flupentixol ; Belongs to the class of thioxanthene derivatives antipsychotics.
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