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O Anxit Tablet

Manufactured byMACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
ContainsFlupenthixol (0.5 mg) + Melitracen (10 mg)
Description

O Anxit Tablet is a combination of medicine is used for the treatment of depression. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for O Anxit Tablet

  • Drowsiness
  • Changes in weight
  • Hallucinations
  • Itching of skin
  • Migraine like headaches
  • Restlessness
  • Shaikness
  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse

Uses of O Anxit Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Depression
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving this medicine since it may increase the risk of severe adverse effects such as extreme drowsiness, confusion, vomiting, blurred vision, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    The habit-forming potential of this medicine is not clinically established. However, since many antidepressants have a habit-forming potential, this medicine may show a habit-forming tendency in some patients.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesirable side effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to flupenthixol, melitracen, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesirable side effects.
General warnings

Kidney Diseases

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Liver Diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Regular monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Other Medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Drug Withdrawal

Abrupt discontinuation of this medicine may increase the risk of severe adverse effects; this risk is especially higher if you have been using a high dose of this medicine for a prolonged period of time. A gradual dose reduction is recommended to avoid these adverse effects (withdrawal symptoms). Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Suicidal tendencies

This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of suicidal tendencies. Patients should be monitored closely for any change in mood or behavior. Appropriate patient/caregiver counseling, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS)

This medicine should be used with extreme caution due to the increased risk of neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Report any symptoms such as an increased heart rate, increased breathing rate, fever, changes in mood or behavior, etc. to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate patient/caregiver counseling, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Other coexisting diseases

This medicine may affect the treatment of many other diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, lung diseases, kidney diseases, liver diseases, etc. It is advised that you report to the doctor all your past medical history as well as your current medical conditions before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may cause symptoms such as weakness, drowsiness, sleepiness, dizziness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving this medicine since it may increase the risk of severe adverse effects such as extreme drowsiness, confusion, vomiting, blurred vision, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Levodopa

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

Phenobarbital

Metoclopramide

Disease interactions

Cardiovascular disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of cardiovascular diseases due to the increased risk of severe side effects. These side effects may include an increased heart rate, irregular heart rhythm, etc. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from diabetes due to the increased risk of fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Parkinson's disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the patient's clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe adverse effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor since abrupt discontinuation may cause severe withdrawal symptoms.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine blocks the actions of certain natural substances that are responsible for causing symptoms associated with depression.
Legal Status

Banned

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antipsychotics, Tricyclic antidepressants

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 31 August 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.998.pdf

[Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 31 August 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB13384
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Information on this page was last updated on 19 Nov 2019

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