Zuclopenthixol


Generic Medicine Info
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Comatose states e.g. alcohol, barbiturate and opiate intoxications; porphyria. children.
Special Precautions
Hepatic and renal impairment, heart disease, recent acute MI, arrhythmias, significant bradycardia (<50 beats/min), severe respiratory disease, epilepsy (and conditions at risk of epilepsy, e.g. alcohol withdrawal or brain damage), Parkinson's disease, acute angle glaucoma, prostatic hypertrophy, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, myasthenia gravis, phaeochromocytoma. Patients at risk of stroke and QT interval prolongation. Avoid abrupt withdrawal. Ability to drive a car or operate machinery may be impaired.
Adverse Reactions
Drowsiness, blurred vision, tachycardia, nausea, dizziness, headache, excitement, postural hypotension, hyperprolactinaemia, sexual dysfunction, ECG changes (prolongation of QT interval and T wave changes), hyperthermia. Extrapyramidal symptoms may occur, especially during the early phase of treatment; urinary frequency or incontinence; tardive dyskinesia.
Potentially Fatal: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, blood dyscrasias.
Drug Interactions
Zuclopenthixol may enhance the sedative effects of alcohol and the effects of barbiturates and other CNS depressants. Zuclopenthixol reduces the antihypertensive effect of guanethidine. Concomitant use of metoclopramide and piperazine with zuclopenthixol increases the risk of extrapyramidal symptoms. Increased risk of severe neurotoxicity with lithium and sibutramine. Increased anticholinergic side effects with drugs with anticholinergic properties.
CIMS Class
ATC Classification
N05AF05 - zuclopenthixol ; Belongs to the class of thioxanthene derivatives antipsychotics.
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