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Flupenthixol is a typical antipsychotic medication used in the treatment of the bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia. It acts by blocking dopamine, which is a chemical messenger that alters mood and thoughts. Drowsiness, orthostatic hypotension, dry mouth, involuntary movements, urinary retention, constipation, tremor, stiffness of muscles, etc., are the side effects of using this drug.

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Please suggest the best alternative for Deanxit to control anxiety attacks.

Query: Hello doctor, More than 20 years ago, I suffered from anxiety derived from the use of drugs and my family situation, from which I recovered with Deanxit and psychoanalytic therapy. Of course, I quitted cocaine forever. I was in therapy for seven years. At the end I recovered completely, having a f...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have actually got everything right with what you think you are experiencing. It is dysthymia. Basically the neurotransmitter deficiency, be it for whatever reason is the cause. In males, it usually appears between 30 to 40s. Also, it is not necessary to have irr...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from schizoaffective disorder. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder a few years back. I have been on injections of Flupentixol. However, I experienced side effects of this drug long-term in my body, and my mouth would open up and twitch uncontrollably when I talk or when I am stationary. I was often unaware un...  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and have been taking Flupentixol injections for the past 10 years. You are currently on a biweekly dose of 0.25 ml but are experiencing side effects of involuntary mouth movements, potenti...  Read Full »

Can I take Vortioxetine instead of Flupentixol for anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from anxiety and currently taking Escitalopram 15 mg with Flupentixol 5 mg for a long time. Flupenthixol interferes with my sleep. Does augmentation with Vortioxetine provide the same anxiolytic benefit as that of Flupenthixol 5 mg? If so can I stay on it for the long term? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Flupentixol in low doses helps with anxiety and helps in relaxation. Vortioxetine helps with depression and also has anti-anxiety actions. But the actions are totally different than Flupentixole. Yes, its regular use can help in anxiety but that cannot directly ...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to increase the dose of Fluanxol up to 3 mg for my panic disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old guy who has been living with panic disorder for 10 years now. Panic has taken over my body and last year was pure hell in my life. I was finally admitted in December and after that the anxiety has only returned. I wake up with streaks in my arms and legs and I feel ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your concern and I think that probably Quetiapine can help you to some extent. Adding Lithium is unlikely to helpful unless you have comorbid depression or bipolar disorder. If SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) group of drug have not be...  Read Full »

Do Levosulpiride and Flupenthixol cause low sex drive?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 39 years old. My weight is 160 pounds. I have been taking L-Pride, Nuanxit, Rabefit, and Rabifast-DSR since last 15 days. After taking these medicines, I am experiencing low sex drive and problem in erection. Do these medicines have something to do with these symptoms? If no, then wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read and understood your problem. Levosulpiride and Flupenthixol can cause problem with erection. This is the cause of erectile dysfunction in your case. Sildenafil citrate (Viagra) is usually prescribed at a dose of 50 mg three hours before sex. But, it should b...  Read Full »

Why do I sleep for a long time after taking Flupenthixol?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking tablet Lexapro (Escitalopram) 15 mg and tablet Flupenthixol 5 mg for stress and anxiety for the last six years. If I stop tablet Flupenthixol, the images and situations of people with whom I got into arguments or fights come to my mind, and I cannot get rid of those thoughts. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello,Welcome to suggest the following medications (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their consent). Tablet Flupenthixol in low doses (0.5 to 1 mg) is prodopaminergic, which improves dopamine neurotransmission. At 0.5 mg, it is actually act...  Read Full »

How to get rid of exhausion without a Flupentixol tablet?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking tablets Escitalopram 10 mg and Flupentixol 5 mg for stress. Flupentixol relieves stress, but makes me sleep ten hours daily. I feel dull and tired if I do not take the tablet. It is affecting my professional and family commitments. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you reduce the dose of the tablet Flupentixol to 0.5 mg. The reduction of dose may bring some dullness, but there is a good possibility that it will go away in a few days. If that does not help, I suggest you take the tablet Lorazepam 1 mg or Clonazepam 0.5...  Read Full »

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