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Deanxit

Deanxit is a combination medication used primarily for treating various mental health disorders.

Last Modified: 03 Jul 2024

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Overview

What is Deanxit? 

Deanxit is a combination medication used primarily for treating various mental health disorders. It contains two active ingredients: flupentixol and melitracen. Flupentixol is a typical antipsychotic that alters the effects of dopamine in the brain, whereas melitracen is a tricyclic antidepressant that helps to increase the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain to elevate mood. 

The drug is structured to provide both antidepressant and antipsychotic effects, making it effective in treatments where both symptoms are present. 

 

Global Name

The generic names of the components are flupentixol and melitracen, but Deanxit itself does not come under any other brand names. 

Usage

What is Deanxit used for? 

Deanxit is prescribed for: 

  • Depression with or without anxiety. 
  • Anxiety disorders. 
  • Mixed anxiety and depression. 
  • Other mood disorders with anxiety components. 

How do you use Deanxit?  

Availability:

Deanxit is available in tablet form. 

Dosage information:

  • Adults: Typically, one tablet twice daily before meals. 
  • Elderlies: A reduced dose may be necessary due to increased sensitivity to side effects. 
  • Children: Not recommended for use in children under 18 years of age due to lack of safety data. 

Are the following suitable to take the drug: Children, adults, elderlies? 

  • Children: Not suitable. 
  • Adults: Suitable. 
  • Elderlies: Suitable with adjusted dosages. 

Is there anyone who can’t take Deanxit ? 

  • Children: Not recommended for children. 
  • Adults: Individuals with a history of cardiac problems, mania, or severe liver disorders should avoid it. 
  • Elderlies: Caution is advised; they are more susceptible to side effects. 
  • Pregnancy: Not recommended; potential risks to the fetus. 
  • Lactation: Not recommended; it can pass into breast milk. 

Allergies: People allergic to flupentixol, melitracen, or any other components of Deanxit should not take it. 

 

Warnings and Precautions:

  • Deanxit should be used cautiously in those with epilepsy, glaucoma, urinary retention, or thyroid problems. 
  • Deanxit is typically taken before meals to avoid gastrointestinal upset. 

Drug and Food/Beverage Interactions

Deanxit can interact with MAO inhibitors, other antidepressants, antihypertensives, antihistamines and alcohol. It is contraindicated in individuals with acute porphyria, mania, and severe liver or cardiac disorders. 

Side Effects

Side effects may include dizziness, dry mouth, weight gain, constipation, and blurred vision. Severe effects could include arrhythmias, extrapyramidal symptoms, severe mood swings, convulsions, and coma. 

 

Pharmacist Tips

Storage information:

Store at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and moisture. 
Handling instructions:

Handle the tablets with care and avoid exposure to moisture to maintain drug integrity. 

 

Availability

Where is Deanxit available in Hong Kong?

Deanxit is a prescription medication that can be prescribed by healthcare providers.

 

FAQs

Can Deanxit be used for long-term treatment? 

It is generally prescribed for short to medium-term use. Long-term use should be regularly reviewed by a healthcare provider.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Deanxit? 

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on doses. 

Can I drink alcohol while taking Deanxit?  

Alcohol should be avoided as it can increase certain side effects of Deanxit.

How soon can I expect to see improvements in my symptoms? 

Some symptoms may improve within the first few weeks, but it may take longer for full benefits to be felt. Regular follow-up with your healthcare provider is important. 

Disclaimer
This website provides content related to drug use and medicine for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not use the information on this website to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting a qualified healthcare provider. The website's owners and contributors are not liable for any repercussions, adverse effects, or consequences resulting from the use of any medication or information provided herein.

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