Fluanxol/Fluanxol Depot

Fluanxol/Fluanxol Depot Dosage/Direction for Use

flupentixol

Manufacturer:

Lundbeck

Distributor:

B L Hua
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
Fluanxol: Posology: Adults: Schizophrenia and allied psychoses: Dosage should be individually adjusted according to the patient's condition. In general, small doses should be used initially and increased to the optimal effective level as rapidly as possible based on the therapeutic response. The maintenance dose can usually be given as a single morning dose.
Initially 3-15 mg/day divided in two or three daily doses, increased, if necessary, to 40 mg/day.
Maintenance dose usually is 5-20 mg/day.
Older patients: Older patients usually should receive dosages in the lower end of the dosage range.
Reduced renal function: Flupentixol can be given in usual doses to patients with reduced renal function.
Reduced liver function: Careful dosing and, if possible, a serum level determination is advisable.
Children: Flupentixol is not recommended for use in children due to lack of clinical experience.
Method of administration: The tablets are swallowed with water.
Fluanxol Depot: How to use Fluanxol Depot: A small volume of Fluanxol Depot is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into muscle of the buttock.
The doctor will decide on the correct volume of medicine to give, and how often to give it. The medicine is slowly released from the injection that the patient received in the buttock such that a fairly constant amount of medicine gets into the blood during the period in between injections.
The recommended dose is: Adults: Fluanxol Depot 20 mg/ml: Usually it will be 1-2 ml and the interval between injections will usually be 1 to 4 weeks.
If the patient needs more than 2 ml of medicine it will probably be divided between 2 injection sites.
Fluanxol Depot 100 mg/ml: Usually it will be about 1 ml (but may vary between 0.5 ml and 4 ml) and the interval between injections will usually be 1 to 4 weeks.
If the patient needs more than 2 ml of medicine it will probably be divided between 2 injection sites.
If the patient has been treated with Fluanxol tablets and is being transferred to Fluanxol Depot the patient may be asked to continue taking the tablets for several days after the first injection.
The doctor may decide to adjust the amount given, or the interval between injections, from time to time.
Older people (above 65 years): Are usually treated with doses in the lower end of the dosage range.
Patients with special risks: Patients with liver complaints normally receive doses in the lower end of the dosage range.
Use in Children: Fluanxol Depot is not recommended for children.
If the patient has the impression that the effect of Fluanxol Depot is too strong or too weak, the patient should talk to the doctor.
Duration of treatment: It is important that the patient continues to receive medicine at regular intervals even if the patient is feeling completely well, because the underlying illness may persist for a long time. If the patient stops treatment too soon, symptoms may return.
The doctor decides the duration of treatment.
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