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What is zuclopenthixol acetate used for?

What is zuclopenthixol acetate used for?

Zuclopenthixol injection is used to treat severe symptoms of certain mental/mood disorders (e.g., schizophrenia). It is given by injection when quick relief of your symptoms is required and you are unable to take the medication by mouth.

How do you give accuphase?

Injection by deep intramuscular injection and repeat the Clopixol injection or Clopixol Conc. injection at intervals of 2 to 4 weeks. Higher dosages or a shorter interval may be necessary. Deep intramuscular injection into the upper outer buttock or lateral thigh.

What type of drug is zuclopenthixol?

About zuclopenthixol

Type of medicine An antipsychotic medicine
Used for Schizophrenia and other similar mental health disorders in adults
Also called Clopixol®
Available as Tablets, injection and long-acting (‘depot’) injection

Do antipsychotics make you gain weight?

Most antipsychotics cause weight gain. The risk appears to be highest with olanzapine and clozapine. Weight increases rapidly in the initial period after starting antipsychotics. Patients continue to gain weight in the long term.

Does clopixol cause impotence?

High levels can affect periods in women or cause impotence in men. It may also cause breast tenderness and milk secretion, in men as well as women.

Is Zuclopenthixol a first generation antipsychotic?

What is zuclopenthixol? First generation ‘typical’ antipsychotics such as zuclopenthixol are an older class of antipsychotic than second generation ‘atypical’ antipsychotics.

What is the safest antipsychotic medication?

Clozapine and olanzapine have the safest therapeutic effect, while the side effect of neutropenia must be controlled by 3 weekly blood controls. If schizophrenia has remitted and if patients show a good compliance, the adverse effects can be controlled.

How can I lose weight while taking antipsychotics?

Here are some ways to lose weight gained due to medication use:

  1. Switch to a different medication. The first strategy to consider involves changing medications.
  2. Lower medication dosage.
  3. Limit portion sizes.
  4. Exercise.
  5. Eat more protein.
  6. Talk to a dietitian.
  7. Avoid alcohol.
  8. Get enough sleep.

Can you drink alcohol with clopixol?

Clopixol Injection may increase the sedative effects of alcohol making you drowsier. It is recommended not to drink alcohol during treatment with Clopixol Injection. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.

When to use zuclopenthixol acetate in an emergency?

Zuclopenthixol acetate (Clopixol Acuphase®) is NOT quick acting and should NOT be prescribed if immediate sedation is required. It is a potentially toxic and hazardous drug which has the potential to be used inappropriately. There is little published data to support its use in psychiatric emergencies.

How is zuclopenthixol used in the treatment of schizophrenia?

Zuclopenthixol is the cis (Z)-isomer of clopenthixol, a neuroleptic of the thioxanthene group, used for treating people with psychotic symptoms. There is one oral preparation and two depot forms: zuclopenthixol acetate and zuclopenthixol decanoate.

When to use acuphase in acute psychotic patients?

Therefore, Acuphase® should only be used after an acutely psychotic patient has required repeated injections of short-acting antipsychotics such as haloperidol or olanzapine, and/or sedative drugs such as lorazepam, and these have not been effective. (Unless there is an advance directive for its use).

Is it safe to use acuphase as a first line tranquilizer?

Normally, Acuphase® should never be considered as a first-line drug for rapid tranquillization as its onset of action will often not be rapid enough in these circumstances. In addition, the administration of an oil-based injection carries very high risk in a highly agitated patient.