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General Information on Zuclopenthixol

Generic Name : Zuclopenthixol

Latest prescription information about Zuclopenthixol. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y49.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antipsychotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Zuclopenthixol

India : 

International : 

Cisordinol, Clopixol, Acuphase

Why is Zuclopenthixol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a neuroleptic or antipsychotic compound, prescribed for schizophrenia and other mental health disorders.  It works by correcting the imbalance of chemical substances acting on the nervous system in the brain.

When should Zuclopenthixol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with unconsciousness due to alcohol, barbiturate and opiate consumption, porphyria, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Zuclopenthixol?

The recommended dose range is 50 mg/day to the maximum licensed dose of 600 mg weekly.

How should Zuclopenthixol be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Zuclopenthixol?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver, kidney, heart or lung problems, phaeochromocytoma (a growth on the adrenal glands), Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, or depression, myasthenia gravis, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid abrupt withdrawal.

Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Zuclopenthixol?

   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness, blurred vision, dizziness, headache, excitement, sleeplessness, restlessness, confusion, light-headedness or fainting.
   Gastrointestinal : Dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, constipation and diarrhea.
   Miscellaneous : Fever, low blood pressure, sexual dysfunction, skin rashes, stuffy nose, problem in urinating, weight gain and changes in menstrual cycle.

What are the other precautions for Zuclopenthixol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Zuclopenthixol?

Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.

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osmondo, Norway

is there any experience with cisordinol tablets, can u get tics in your eyes caused of this medicament

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