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Spenzo 0.5mg Tablet

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Medical Description

Spenzo tablets belong to a class of medications called antipsychotics. Under antipsychotic drugs, they are classified under thioxanthenes. They work by affecting chemicals in our central nervous syste...
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Product Summary

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ContainsFlupentixol / Flupenthixol(0.5 Mg)
UsesSchizophrenia, Depression
Side effectsDrying of mouth, Headache, Vomiting, Nausea, Blurred vision, Dizziness.
ClassificationANTI-PSYCHOTICS
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Uses of Spenzo 0.5 MG

  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression

Contraindications of Spenzo 0.5 MG

  • Central nervous system depression
  • Coma
  • Disorders of blood
  • Hypersensitivity to flupenthixol
  • Overactive patients
  • Narrow-angle glaucoma (optic nerve issue)
  • Seizure disorder history
  • Cardiac abnormalities

Side effects of Spenzo 0.5 MG

  • Common side effects include-
  • Insomnia,
  • Dizziness,
  • Dryness of mouth,
  • Nausea,
  • Headache,
  • Vomiting,
  • Blurred vision,
  • Weight changes

Precautions and Warnings of Spenzo 0.5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Spenzo tablets during pregnancy?
A:
No, it is not recommended to use this medication during pregnancy as it may be harmful to the baby. It isn’t prescribed until it's an emergency or life-threatening to the life of the mother. In that case, consult your doctor immediately and discuss with him for proper guidance.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Spenzo tablets while breastfeeding?
A:
No, it is not recommended to use this medication during milking a child until it's an emergency for the life of the mother. In that case, consult your doctor immediately and discuss the issue with him for proper guidance.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Spenzo tablets?
A:
No, it is not recommended to drive after taking Spenzo tablets. This medication can cause symptoms like drowsiness which may affect the coordinating ability of an individual. Thus it’s never advised to drive any vehicle or machine after taking Spenzo tablets.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Spenzo tablets?
A:
No, it is not advised to do so. Alcohol may reduce the effectiveness of Spenzo tablets, and consuming it along with alcohol leads to loss of the coordinating ability of our mind and muscles to concentrate or focus on things. Thus it is advised to avoid alcohol while taking this medication.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are suffering from liver, heart or kidney problems.
  • You need adjustment of dose, get it checked from time to time.
  • You notice any abnormal movements of the jaw, face or tongue.
  • Your blood pressure falls below normal after taking Spenzo tablets.
  • Your sugar level drops below the threshold level after taking this medication.
  • You have a history of dyskinesia (impairment or abnormality of voluntary movements).

Mode of Action of Spenzo 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

All antipsychotics have potent dopamine D2 receptor blocking actions. They have an excellent capacity to bind to D2 receptors in our nervous system. It acts on specific pathways of nerves and helps tr...
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Directions for Use of Spenzo 0.5 MG

  • Spenzo tablets are taken with a glass of water. They are swallowed as a whole and can be taken on an empty stomach. Do not chew or crush the tablet. Check the expiry date of medicine diligently before...
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Interactions of Spenzo 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • In case you are taking the following medications, do let your doctor know -
  • Stiripentol and Benzodiazepines may result in depressing the central nervous system.
  • Acemetacin may increase your blood pressure.
  • Acetylsalicylic acid may increase blood pressure.

Interactions with food items

  • No such adverse interactions are known with Spenzo tablets.

Storage and disposal of Spenzo 0.5 MG

Spenzo tablets should be stored in an airtight container. It should be stored in a manner so that it remains away from light, heat and moisture. It should be kept away from the reach of pets and minor...
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Dosage of Spenzo 0.5 MG

Overdose

It can be very harmful if taken in doses more than recommended; however, consult your physician immediately in accidental overdosing.

Missed a Dose

In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible, but if in case it gets the time for the next dose, then it’s better to ignore the missed dose and continue the cycle as it’s by consuming the next...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: I have a history of liver disease. Should I take Spenzo tablets?

A: People with the pathology of liver disease should use this medication with certain precautions. Adjustment of dose may be needed from time to time under the supervision of a doctor. Consult your doctor for more information.

Q: Do Spenzo tablets make you feel restless and tired?

A: Yes, it can cause dizziness along with tiredness. Avoid performing any activity which requires focus and physical work. Consult your doctor for more information.

Q: I am taking medication for diabetes. Can I use Spenzo tablets?

A: Spenzo tablets affect your glucose levels in the blood. Monitoring of blood glucose level while taking Spenzo is necessary. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine for more information.
Product Details
Brand
SPENZO
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
29/09/2022
Last Updated on: 14 Feb 2022 | 09:10 AM (IST)
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