Non sedating antipsychotic
Dosage and dosage interval should be adjusted according to the patients' symptoms and response to treatment.
Note: As with all oil-based injections it is important to ensure, by aspiration before injection, that inadvertent intravascular entry does not occur.
Depixol Injection 20 mg/ml is not intended for use in patients requiring doses of greater than 60 mg (3 ml) of flupentixol.
Injection volumes of 2 – 3 ml should be distributed between two injection sites.
Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients listed in section 6.1.
Circulatory collapse, depressed level of consciousness due to any cause (e.g.
alcohol withdrawal or brain damage); Parkinson's disease; narrow angle glaucoma; prostatic hypertrophy; hypothyroidism; hyperthyroidism; myasthenia gravis; phaeochromocytoma and patients who have shown hypersensitivity to thioxanthenes or other antipsychotics.Patients with reduced renal function Flupentixol has not been studied in renal impairment.Increased cerebral sensitivity to antipsychotics has been noted in severe renal impairment (see section 4.4).Depixol Injection: 20 mg/ml flupentixol decanoate in thin vegetable oil. Injection: 100 mg/ml flupentixol decanoate in thin vegetable oil.For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1 Adults The usual dosage of flupentixol decanoate lies between 50 mg every 4 weeks and 300 mg every 2 weeks, but some patients may require up to 400 mg weekly. For example, 800 mg ever 2 weeks should not be given.