Fluanxol Depot

Fluanxol Depot

flupentixol

Manufacturer:

Lundbeck

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Cis(Z)-flupenthixol decanoate
Indications/Uses
Schizophrenia & allied psychoses, especially w/ symptoms eg, hallucinations, paranoid delusions & thought disturbances along w/ apathy, anergy & w/drawal.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Maintenance treatment: 20-40 mg IM at 2-4 wk intervals.
Contraindications
Extremely excitable & overactive patients. Acute alcohol, barbiturate & opiate poisoning; w/ bone marrow depression & in comatose states.
Special Precautions
Convulsive disorders or CV disease. W/draw gradually if patient was previously treated w/ neuroleptics w/ sedative effect. Patients on high doses & long-term therapy should be monitored carefully. Severe hepatic impairment. Not to be given during pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Restlessness, insomnia, drowsiness. Rarely extrapyramidal symptoms, if recommended dose is exceeded. Occasionally tardive dyskinesia in long-term therapy.
Drug Interactions
Enhanced response to alcohol, barbiturates & other CNS depressants. Blocked antihypertensive effects of guanethidine or similar compd. Reduced effect of levodopa & adrenergic drugs. Increased risk of extrapyramidal symptoms w/ metoclopramide & piperazine.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
N05AF01 - flupentixol ; Belongs to the class of thioxanthene derivatives antipsychotics.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Fluanxol Depot depot inj 20 mg/mL
Packing/Price
1 mL x 10 × 1's;2 mL x 10 × 1's
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