Fluanxol Depot

Fluanxol Depot

flupentixol

Manufacturer:

Lundbeck

Distributor:

Metro Drug
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Flupentixol decanoate
Indications/Uses
Schizophrenia & allied psychoses especially w/ symptoms eg, hallucinations, paranoid delusions & thought disturbances w/ apathy, energy & w/drawal.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Schizophrenia & allied psychoses 20-40 mg IM inj every 2nd-4th wk.
Contraindications
Extremely excitable & overactive patients. Acute alcohol, barbiturate & opiate poisoning. Patients w/ bone marrow depression & in comatose states, pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Severe hepatic, renal, CV or resp diseases. Phaeochromocytoma & epilepsy. Patients previously treated w/ tranquillizers w/ sedative effect should have the drugs w/drawn gradually. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Long-term therapy.
Adverse Reactions
Restlessness &/or insomnia. Rarely, extrapyramidal symptoms. Sedation & antimuscarinic effects may also occur. In addition, tardive dyskinesias may occur occasionally.
Drug Interactions
May enhance the response to alcohol, barbiturates & other CNS depressants. May block the antihypertensive effects of guanethidine or similar compd. May reduce the effect of levodopa & adrenergic drugs. Increases 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 inj 20 mg/mL
Packing/Price
(amp) 10 × 1's (P4,000/box)
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