What Are The Uses Of Zuclopenthixol?
Zuclopenthixol is an antipsychotic or a neuroleptic. It is usually used to correct chemical imbalances in the brain. Zuclopenthixol is a sedative and it works by blocking the dopamine, a chemical produced by the brain which affects mood and thoughts.
Zuclopenthixol is used to treat
What Are The Side Effects Of Zuclopenthixol?
People taking zuclopenthixol may experience symptoms such as:
- Drowsiness, dizziness
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat, fainting
- Ringing in the ears, stuffy nose
- Dry mouth, constipation, stomach pain
- Weight gain or weight loss, restlessness
If you develop any of these symptoms, inform your doctor.
What Are The Contraindications Of Zuclopenthixol?
If you are taking zuclopenthixol and have the following conditions, inform your doctor:
- Suffer from a heart condition or blood vessel disease.
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Have problems of the kidney, liver or prostate.
- Suffer from breathing problems.
- Have any of the following – depression, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, glaucoma (eye disease), myasthenia gravis (a condition which causes muscular weakness).
- Have any blood disorder or have had jaundice in the past.
- Have phaeochromocytoma (tumour of the adrenal gland).
- Suffer from porphyria (inherited blood disorder).
- Any allergic reactions to medicines.
- Taking any other medicines such as OTC medication or herbal medicines.