What is Flupentixol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Fluanxol

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Flupentixol, also known as Flupenthixol, is an antipsychotic agent used for maintenance therapy of chronic schizophrenic patients whose main manifestations do not include excitement, agitation, or hyperactivity.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anxious mood 2 1
Bipolar mixed episodes 2 3
Schizophrenia 2 1
Auditory hallucinations 1 1
Bipolar disorder 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 4
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Flupentixol

Side effect Patients
Generalized weakness (asthenia) 1
Pain in arm(s) 1
Restlessness (akathisia) 1
Tremor in hands 1
Weight gain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Flupentixol

Dosage Patients
1 mg twice daily 1
10 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Flupentixol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Flupentixol

Duration

Currently taking Flupentixol

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Flupentixol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Flupentixol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 1

Patients stopped taking Flupentixol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Flupentixol

Sep 10, 2010 (Started Aug 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar mixed episodes)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depression with anxiety)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Made me manic, then depressed.

  • 0 helpful marks
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