Fluanxol/Fluanxol Depot

Fluanxol/Fluanxol Depot Overdosage





B L Hua
Full Prescribing Info
Fluanxol: Symptoms: Somnolence, coma, movement disorder, convulsion, shock, hyperthermia/hypothermia.
The highest orally administered single dose in clinical trials was 80 mg, and up to 320 mg/day has been given.
ECG changes, QT prolongation, Torsade de Pointes, cardiac arrest and ventricular arrhythmias have been reported when administered in overdose together with drugs known to affect the heart.
Treatment: Treatment is symptomatic and supportive. Gastric lavage should be carried out as soon as possible after oral ingestion and activated charcoal may be administered. Measures to support the respiratory and cardiovascular systems should be instituted. Epinephrine (adrenaline) should not be used as further lowering of blood pressure may result. Convulsion may be treated with diazepam and extrapyramidal symptoms with biperiden.
Fluanxol Depot: The medicine will be given by the doctor/nurse.
In the unlikely event that the patient receives too much Fluanxol Depot, the patient may experience some symptoms.
Symptoms of overdose may include: Drowsiness; Unconsciousness; Muscle movements or stiffness; Convulsions; Low blood pressure, weak pulse, fast heart rate, pallor, restlessness; High or low body temperature; Changes in heart beat including irregular heart beat or slow heart rate has been seen when Fluanxol Depot has been given in overdose together with medicines known to affect the heart.
Symptomatic and supportive treatment will be initiated by the doctor/nurse.
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