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Fluanxol 0.5mg Tablet

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Fluanxol 0.5 MG Description

Fluanxol Tablet is used to treat schizophrenia and depression with or without anxiety. This medicine contains flupentixol as its active ingredient in the neuroleptic group of medicines. Fluanxol Ta

blet increases the levels of mood-elevating and thought regulating chemicals in the brain. It does so by blocking the binding sites of these chemicals. This results in elevation of mood and relief from the negative symptoms of schizophrenia and depression. Side effects of Fluanxol Tablet include vomiting, muscle stiffness, dryness of mouth, vision problem and abnormal movements. Most of the side effects are more pronounced at the treatment's beginning. They subside on their own as the treatment is continued. Fluanxol Tablet starts acting fast after the treatment is started. It has a low risk of being dependent on it. While stopping the medicine, it should be withdrawn gradually to avoid severe withdrawal effects such as vomiting, abnormal movements, low blood pressure, and dizziness. Fluanxol is started as a single morning dose and slowly increases if required. Older adults are given half of the recommended dose and monitored for side effects.


Product Summary

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ContainsFlupentixol / Flupenthixol(0.5 Mg)
UsesSchizophrenia, Depression
Side effectsChanges in weight, Vomiting, Dry mouth, Increased appetite, Abnormal movements.
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Uses of Fluanxol 0.5 MG

  • As per CDSCO, this medicine can be used in
  • Psychotic disorders,
  • Schizophrenia,
  • Depression,
  • Psychosomatic affections with anxiety

Contraindications of Fluanxol 0.5 MG

  • If you’re allergic to any active or inactive ingredients in Fluanxol
  • If you have severe depression
  • If you have alcohol or opioids intoxication
  • If your condition requires treatment with electroconvulsive therapy known as ECT
  • If you are an older adult and have dementia-related disorders

Side effects of Fluanxol 0.5 MG

  • Increase in appetite
  • Weight gain
  • Nervousness
  • Inability to sleep
  • Abnormal movements
  • Vision problems
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Dry mouth

Precautions and Warnings of Fluanxol 0.5 MG



Can I take Fluanxol Tablet during pregnancy?
The use of Fluanxol Tablet in pregnancy should be avoided as it has been associated with risks to unborn and newborn babies. The child may show signs of weak muscles, excessive crying, breathing difficulty and feeding problems. You should inform the doctor if you plan to get pregnant while taking treatment with Fluanxol.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Fluanxol Tablet while breastfeeding?
You should avoid taking Fluanxol Tablet while breastfeeding. It has been found to pass through breast milk in small quantities. Talk to your doctor about your treatment plan while breastfeeding the baby.


Can I drive if I have taken Fluanxol Tablet?
Fluanxol may cause sleepiness, abnormal movements, weakness and vision problem. These may make it difficult to drive safely. You shouldn’t drive till you are sure that the side effects of Fluanxol have subsided.


Can I consume alcohol with Fluanxol Tablet?
You should avoid taking alcohol with Fluanxol as this may increase the sleepiness caused by alcohol. This may also cause serious side effects such as low blood pressure, slow heartbeat and increased risk of falls.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have liver, lung or heart disease.
  • You have a thyroid disorder.
  • You have had a stroke.
  • You have taken other medicines to treat your condition.
  • You have taken medicines to control allergy, cold, vomiting or muscle pain.

Mode of Action of Fluanxol 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Fluanxol Tablet produces beneficial effects by changing the levels of certain brain chemicals responsible for mood and thoughts. It works on three different chemicals by blocking them at specific site...
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Directions for Use of Fluanxol 0.5 MG

  • Fluanxol Tablet is taken by mouth with water.
  • Swallow the medicine whole.
  • It can be taken with or without food as food does not change its absorption.
  • You should follow the doctor's instructions for the time and dosage of the medicine.

Interactions of Fluanxol 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used to prevent pain during surgery, such as anaesthetic medicines, may have enhanced effects with Fluanxol. This requires adjustment of the dose of anaesthetic medicines.
  • Fluanxol increases the effect of the medicines used to treat blood clots, such as warfarin, heparin and apixaban. This may need a reduction in the dosage of these medicines.
  • Medicines used to treat mania in bipolar disorder, such as lithium, may cause harm to the nerves when given along with Fluanxol.
  • Medicines used to treat high blood pressure such as hydralazine, doxazosin and methyldopa may enhance blood pressure control when taken along with Fluanxol. Fluanxol reverses the blood pressure-loweri...
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  • Fluanxol increases the response of the medication used for treating seizures, such as carbamazepine, which can stabilise the dose.
  • Medicines used to treat irregular heartbeats such as quinidine and amiodarone may produce exaggerated responses in heart conditions when given with Fluanxol.
  • Medicines used to treat parkinsonism, such as levodopa, may cause more side effects such as abnormal movements and shakiness when given with Fluanxol.
  • Medicines given to treat allergy, cold or vomiting may cause mouth dryness and abnormal movements when given with Fluanxol.
  • Medicines used to treat infections like erythromycin and moxifloxacin may cause changes in the heart rhythm.
  • Medicine used to treat diabetes may be less effective in controlling blood sugar levels when given with Fluanxol.

Interactions with food items

  • You can take your usual food unless your doctor has given you instructions about the diet.

Storage and disposal of Fluanxol 0.5 MG

Fluanxol Tablets should be stored at room temperature 15 to 250 C. Keep the tablets in their packing in a cool place away from light and moisture. It should be safely kept in a place where children an...
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Dosage of Fluanxol 0.5 MG


The symptoms of overdose of Fluanxol Tablet are excessive sleepiness, fast heartbeat, low blood pressure, abnormal movements, restlessness, abnormal heart functioning, convulsions, signs of shock like...
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Missed a Dose

Take the tablet if you have missed a dose near the actual time of that dose. If you remember the missed dose close to the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take the consecutive dose as per ...
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Content Details


Dr. Tulika Singh



Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: How fast will Fluanxol Tablet start to resolve my symptoms?

A: Fluanxol Tablet starts acting within a few hours of taking it. You may observe a change in your symptoms within two to three days. Talk to your doctor if you do not find relief in your symptoms after a week of treatment.

Q: Can I stop taking Fluanxol Tablet on my own if I find that my symptoms have resolved?

A: Fluanxol Tablet may cause some serious side effects if it is stopped abruptly. This may result in abnormal uncontrollable movements, low blood pressure and vomiting. The doctor shall guide you on how to stop the medicine gradually.

Q: Can I take Fluanxol Tablet safely while taking medicines for high blood pressure?

A: You can take medicines for controlling high blood pressure while on treatment with Fluanxol. Some medicines used for treating high blood pressure may interact with Fluanxol and need an adjustment of the dose. Your doctor shall help you with the medicines that can be used safely along with Fluanxol.
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Last Updated on: 08 Mar 2022 | 11:47 AM (IST)

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