Deanxit (Flupentixol + Melitracen) Tablet

Deanxit is grouped under medications that are used for treating depression.

Deanxit is made up of two components- flupentixol 0.5mg (or flupenthixol, an antipsychotic) and melitracen 10mg (a tricyclic antidepressant). When mixed together, the drugs work by maximizing the effect against illness.

However, it’s not a good choice because of its potential side effects.

There are other drugs with better safety profiles which may be used instead.

Why Is Deanxit Banned in the USA?

The drug was produced in Denmark and distributed world wide. Recently, it was banned in the USA, the UK, Australia, Canada, Japan and Ireland. In addition, it was also banned in Denmark- its country of origin.

This is due to its potentially serious neurological side effects.

Flupentixol gives more side effects. And melitracen can’t be used in isolation as it gives inadequate results against illness.

Moreover, melitracen has not yet been studied fully. Essential clinical trials that need to be conducted are still due.

Intended Indications and Uses of Deanxit

As emphasized earlier, there are various other safer medications available for most of the intended applications of this drug. In any case, when used, it is given only for a short term under the supervision of a specialist doctor for the following conditions:

  • Depressive illness
  • Anxiety or bipolar illness. Its second component, melitracen acts against bipolar illnesses.
  • Psychogenic depression
  • Menopausal depression, where nothing else works
  • Long lasting myogenic headache
  • Resistant migraines
  • Certain gastrointestinal disturbances which have a neurological component.

Usual Ways to Prescribe and Counter the Adverse Effects

One or two tablets are given daily, once in the morning and once in noon. In severe cases, the morning dose is increased to two tablets.

Deanxit takes around 2 weeks to show its action. Initial phases are uncomfortable, one may get insomnia and other side effects.

The patients gradually get used to these effects. A medication called Truxal, 15 to 30 mg, is sometimes given in the initial phase to cover side effects.

Side Effects

An individual may get any of the following side effects:
  • Tachycardia or increase in the heart rate is observed in some individuals. One may feel palpitations in the chest.
  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness
  • Stomach upsets, vomiting sensations
  • Problems in initiating sleep.

Absolute Contraindications

As such, select safer alternatives. Anyhow, do not take this medication especially in these conditions:

  • If you are pregnant or lactating.
  • If you have any sort of cardiac insufficiency.
  • If you are extremely restless or agitated.
  • If you have a depressed level of consciousness.
  • Severe depression that requires hospitalization or ECT.

Precautions

While taking this drug, the following precautions are taken:
  • Don’t stop taking the drug without informing your doctor. He will supervise you in changing to other alternatives.
  • Do not take any other psychoactive drug along with this medication. They may adversely interact with each other.
  • Don’t take alcohol at all while you are taking this medicine.
  • Be careful while driving or while handling any other machinery. Some patients have reported extreme drowsiness with this medicine, which makes you prone to accident.
  • If you observe any side effect of the medication, worsening of symptoms or suicidal thoughts, report to your doctor at the earliest.

Withdrawal Symptoms

If you have taken the drug for a long time and need to withdraw it, do this carefully under the supervision of a doctor. The drug gives significant withdrawal symptoms.

It’s a habit forming drug, and does not allow easy withdrawal.

Some of the withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Anxiety and panic feelings, restlessness
  • Blurred vision
  • Problems in balancing
  • Difficulty in focusing at work
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Increased headaches
  • Hallucinations and disturbing illusions
  • Depression again, may be worsened

How to Withdraw?

It is therefore suggested that the withdrawal should be slow. Let it take a month.

  1. Try taking half the dose for one day and full the next day alternately for a week. Then reduce the drug to half and take it for the next week.
  2. During the third week, start skipping the medicine on each alternate day. You may then stop taking the drug altogether.
  3. If you get any unmanageable symptom in the process of withdrawal, report to your doctor.

Medical Advice (Q&As) on “Deanxit Tablet (Flupentixol + Melitracen) – Drug Information

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You won’t feel good. You may feel restless and agitated.

      If you want to cease taking the drug, the suggested policy is slow tapering of the dose over a period of time.

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  1. Yao

    Hello, I am 26 years old. I have been taken Deanxit for about half a year. Now I stopped as I want to get pregnant as soon as possilble, is it OK? Does deanxit have side effect on baby?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since it has been over six months you left this medicine. it is safe to go for a pregnancy now.

      Yes, Deanxit has many side effects on the baby. Do not take this medicine again, particularly during pregnancy.

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      1. Yao

        I mean I have taken Deanxit for about six months, I stopped taking Deanxit in the beginning of June this year, and now I want to get pregnancy, is it safe?

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          In that case, it would be better to wait for 3 months before getting pregnant.

          The drug would completely leave the body in 3 months time.

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  2. YHP150

    I have been suffering from nausea, retching, and feel the head heavy, always want to sleep for almost one year. I did gastroscopy check, it is OK. I took many medicines, both Chinese and west, only Deanxit works. And if I stop taking Deanxit, the symptoms will come back. Now I stop taking any medicine, I still feel symptoms, of course that’s better than before. I don’t want to take Deanxit any more, because that has many side effect. I want to know what kind of disease I get? Is it neurosis? What can I do to cure this strange disease?

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Deanxit is prescribed in depressive illnesses of different types.

      You may stop taking this drug and shift to SSRIs. They are a much safer option to be with in a long run.

      Read more on SSRIs.

      Reply
  3. Victor

    Hi Doctor, I have been suffering from Nausea, Vomiting and no feeling of fullness since last 4 years.
    I did endoscopy 3-4 times but nothing unusual found.
    Then ultimately one gastroenterologist prescribed me FRANXIT along with CintaPro.

    I am living healthy life since then. But when ever I tend to stop this franxit symptoms re-occur. I have become slave of this medicine. How can I get rid of this as it has been banned in India. Please help or suggest something concrete. I can’t even eat anything, I feel like vomiting and puking and no hunger. Please help me.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is difficult to abruptly wean off from such medications. Patients usually complain of withdrawal symptoms.

      It would be better to shift to a better, safer drug instead of deanxit. SSRIs are a preferred class of psychotic medicines. You may talk to your doctor about shifting to them.

      After some time, you may consider slow and gradual withdrawal from that drug too. Abrupt stopping of these medicines is not suggested.

      Also, start taking a some vitamin B12 supplement on a regular basis. This vitamin is a nerve tonic. It will improve your hunger, feeling of nausea and general well being.

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Yes, you may try Serta (sertraline, an anti depressant of SSRI group). These are better and safer drugs.

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  4. Victor

    Hi Doctor, I asked the chemist and he said Franxit is available again in the market now. Please confirm if that’s right.

    I stopped it for a month and now restarted it since last 3 days. Still I am facing fast heart beat and shortness in breath. Will it subside after few days. It started occurring only after I stopped Franxit for a month. Please suggest. Regards.
    Victor

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is not recommended to stop all medications all of a sudden. This will lead to withdrawal symptoms and a lot of discomfort.

      If not taking franxit, you may take Serta 25, as you mentioned earlier.

      Franxit is available in India. However, this drug is not safe for long term use. Using it cautiously for some time is alright.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Deanxit may lead to frequent mood swings. It can cause you to feel anxious all the time and give you a constant dull headache.

      All these symptoms are perceived more during the initial phase of taking the drug.

      If you are planning this medicine for a long period, it would be advisable to switch to some SSRI instead.

      Deanxit has been banned in many countries due to its side effects.

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  5. Abhiram

    Can I abruptly shift from Exzilor to Serta. I have been using the drug from the past 4 years. Exzilor (flupentixol 0.5 + melitracen 10mg) is not available anymore in India. I have faced total confusion and vomiting sensation when I had withdrawn from the drug a month back. After this I managed to get just 30 more tabs. Now I have just the last few left.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Yes you may, there is no harm. However, it is possible that Sertaline is not able to control all your symptoms. This medicine is basically an anti depressant.

      You may give it a try. It is suggested that you inform your doctor about it, so that he is able to take care of side effects, if any.

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      1. Victor

        Hi Sir, as you mention that Serta may not control all the symptoms and at the same time you recommend to stop Franxit, then can you please suggest which tablet is the most suitable alternative of Franxit. Many Thanks.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          A group of medicine called SSRIs may effectively replace Franxit. These medicines are safer. You may talk to your doctor about them.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Deanxit is not appropriate.

      For generalized anxiety states, the drug of choice is benzodiazepines. Many pills like alprazolam. diazepam etc. are available in the market. These would calm your daughter and help her adjust with the anxiety situations she is facing.

      The reason why she is in this state needs to be evaluated. Most anxiety states are temporary. A short term course of medications with psychotherapy is usually adequate.

      Since they are all prescription drugs, it is advisable to visit a doctor.

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  6. sid

    I have gastric problem and my doctor advised this same medicine. I am confused why and should I continue?

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This medicine is not prescribed for isolated gastric problems.

      However, sometimes mental illness may give physical symptoms, like gastric problems. In such situations, this medicine may be given.

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  7. Rebekita

    Hey Doctor, I have taken deanxit for almost 3 years now. I had a brain MRI done in April 2010 which showed I had white matter which meant the nerve jacket of my brain was wearing out. I was referred to a neurologist here in Nairobi, Kenya who put me on medication on these drugs Gabapentin , Cadisprin, pantocid and later deanxit drugs. However in July 2012 all the other drugs were dropped after I felt better and since then I have been taking deanxit only on alternate days ( I skip a day and take it the next day). I have greatly improved because I do not have the splitting headaches I used to have, my eyesight is now perfect, dizziness is gone, numbness is gone, I can sleep peacefully and now wake up feeling fresh which had never happened for almost 10 years.
    What I feel now is just minor headaches which just began March and April 2014, lightheadedness sometimes when I wake up in the morning feeling like I did not get enough sleep and also I am usually agitated and moody sometimes.
    My life is happier now though, I want to stop taking the drug due to the negative side effects and I also I want to get pregnant. Kindly advice me on what I should do. Thanks in advance.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Your present symptoms are likely to be side effects of deanxit. However, stopping the drug suddenly would not be desirable.

      Instead, you may talk to your doctor about replacing the medicine with a milder alternative.

      Reply
  8. Steph

    Hi Doctor,

    I’ve been taking deanxit for about 6 years now. For a year now, I have been taking half of the tablet per day, but I’m having a round thing in my right breast, is there a possibility that this is a side effect of taking deanxit for all this time? Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You need to visit your gynecologist for getting this lump checked up. This is important.

      There is no documented link between breast lump and taking deanxit.

      Reply
  9. s k murty

    I used deanxit for anxiety then I am alright. After banned this medicine by suggestion of neurologist I used amilot 10mg and ecpam plus. These are some better. But now the ecpam plus is not available. Now again same situation. Any suggestion, please help me. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Ecpam plus may be easily replaced by some other medicine belonging to the same group, benzodiazepine.

      These medicines are easily available in the market. Not a problem like with deanxit. Talk to your doctor about it.

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  10. Mayan

    I am 67 years old woman. I have been taking Deanxit for 19 years because of depression and anxiety. For the past 11 years, I took one tablet a day. Now I know that it is not a good medicine because of its side effects. In May 2014, I started to try stopping the drug by reducing my consumption:

    May 13 to May 25: alternate between one tablet a day and half tablet on the next day
    May 26 to June 30: half tablet every day
    July 1 to July 16: alternate between half tablet and quarter tablet
    July 17 to July 31: quarter tablet every day

    Now I feel very discomfort and have bad side effects (e.g. insomnia, sense of vomiting, no appetite, and fatigue)

    How can I withdraw the drug correctly? How long does it take for the withdrawal symptoms to pass off? Can I shift to another medicine right away? Please give me help and advice.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It won’t be advisable to withdraw your medication. You need to replace it with some pill that can control your symptoms with lesser side effects.

      This has to be done under medical guidance. Talk to your doctor about switching you to SSRIs. These are safer medicines to replace deanxit.

      Reply
  11. sabuj hossain

    I am 29 years old man. I take flupentixol and melitracen 3 years. Now also, when I go doctor and talk about my problem, doctor gives this medicine. My problem was in (I was felling discomfort in my head and neck area.) and I check my blood pressure d.s.85 to s. 125. But my normal blood pressure is 80 to 120. Its’ better for me. I feel very good. Didn’t feel any problem. But now, since 3 days I am feeling same problem. So what will I do now? Please give me help and advice.

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Your blood pressure is alright. Are you sleeping well?

        This may be a side effect of the medication you are taking. You may visit your doctor and inform him about this symptom.

        Deanxit may start expressing its side effects after some time. You may talk to your doctor about switching you to SSRIs. These are safer pills.

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  12. um

    I gained lots of weight when I started birth control pills with 2 deanxit pills. Now stopped the bc pills and reduced deanxit to only 1 and lost 10 kilos.
    I am 25 kilos overweight now and cannot lose anything else despite my healthy diet and exercise. Is it because deanxit?
    Basically my doctor gave it to me because my inability to sleep. Always thinking even in the positive way. An earlier doctor gave me lexotanil for that and my weight was ok.
    Advice?
    My struggle with weigh with 4 years now with all that dieting and a total gain of 35 kilos depresses me. Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Birth control pills are notorious to cause weight gain.

      Deanxit is unlikely to cause a gain in weight. However, there are better and safer drugs for sleeping. Deanxit has a lot of side effects. Talk to your doctor about it.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Deanxit is made up of two components, flupentixol and melitracen.

      Medical lobbies have not yet completed their research on one of these component drugs. Moreover, the side effects of both these components are still not manageable.

      It is therefore unlikely that the ban would be revoked.

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  13. Rebekita

    Thank you so much for your wise assistance. I had earlier enquired about deanxit above and you asked me to see my doctor. I went and the doctor advised that I should be weaned off the drug gradually
    JUNE 2014 – I took 1 tablet after every 3 days for 1 month
    JULY 2014- I took 1 tablet after every 1 week for 1 month
    AUGUST 2014- I am taking 1 tablet after every 2 weeks for 1 month
    SEPTEMBER 2014- I will take I tablet after every 1 month for 2 months

    My worry is, since I started the JULY program, I have had dull headaches even when I have slept the whole night, nausea- the feeling of throwing up, constipation, agitation especially when the pain is too much, sometimes it’s difficult to sleep soundly without turning and tossing. I am easily disturbed by noise example loud music, a printer in the office printing etc. I feel moody and eat too much ( I feel a vacuum inside me which I feel only food can satisfy it, this has made me add weight a lot and all my life I have been skinny), my eyes sometimes feel strenuous, my body muscles also ache like I had carried a heavy load especially on the shoulders, arms, spine. I generally feel heavy.
    Could these be withdrawal symptoms of Deanxit?
    Please advice a worried lady.
    Thank you.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Your symptoms are likely to be withdrawal symptoms.

      It would be difficult to pull on like this. You may talk to your doctor about starting a low dose SSRI.

      SSRIs are safe medicines and effectively control the symptoms.

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  14. Hussam Hussein

    I am using Deanxit for five days now, 1 tablet a day. Can I stop using it now?
    If there will a side effects what will it be?

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Yes, you may.

      Deanxit is not able to produce its full effect in such a short period. It takes around 7 to 10 days for the medicine act properly.

      So, withdrawing from the drug so soon is unlikely to cause you trouble.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Flupentixol+Melitracen is sometimes prescribed for knee pain, though it is not a very good choice.

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  15. Donna

    I have been prescribed Deanxit for anxiety by my doctor. I am British living in Cyprus. As the instructions were written in Greek I decided to research on the internet. After reading some things I have become concerned about taking this medication especially since it has been banned in the UK. I also mentioned to my doctor that I am taking birth control pills Marvelon. He didn’t seem concerned about me taking both the Deanxit and the Marvelon. Is it safe? Would you recommend me taking these pills or not? I have been having dizzy spells and shortness of breath. I have been suffering from anxiety for a while, maybe 3/4 years but I have not taken any medication so far and I am afraid to do so as I am afraid of the side effects.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is better if you can avoid taking deanxit. This medicine does have interactions with oral contraceptives.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is used to treat certain cases of depressions, specifically those having bipolar components. It is also used, with caution, in diseases having a psychosomatic component, like irritable bowel syndrome etc.

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  16. BALDEWIJNS

    Hi! doctor, I have taken 10 years and all of a sudden stopped deanxit. Taking because of a nerve pain redomex. I’m on redomex, begin to take on the day I stopped with deanxit, have taken only a month. Again stopped redomex suddenly because the pain was getting worse, I have terribly apart and I’ve had the syndrome or psas regs companie, I still have much pain and fears and sleep very much and am quite restless now. I’m with deanxit stopped on 25 August, and withdrawal symptoms are there. Can I take with those psas which I now again redomex still there have been given, no doctor had told me that I had to taper off. Thank you very much.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Not deanxut again, start a safer drug, like SSRI on a low dose. Talk to your doctor about this.

      Alternatively, you may increase your dosage for redomex.

      For any of the above options, you need to see a doctor, as these medicines need prescription for sale.

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  17. Gilbert

    I was diagnosed of anxiety disorder and put on deanxit for 2 months. One pill morning and one pill afternoon. I have positively recovered and I want to withdraw. The fact is that am unable to cope with the withdrawal effects. Is there any alternative way to stop the effects of the drug?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      The best option is to withdraw very slowly (read above about withdrawal). If you still get symptoms, you may talk to your doctor regarding them. Yes, there are medicines available to control unwanted side effects during withdrawal. The medicine to be given differs from patient to patient, depending upon his symptoms.

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  18. lineo

    I developed a very itchy rash twelve months ago, it is located on my hands. It turns into scaly patches when I keep on scratching. Also turns into fluid filled pimples, the fluid is clear and red sometimes.

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  19. J P N AGRAWAL

    Dear Doctor, I was taking Deanxit one tablet daily from last 6-7 years for treatment of depression and anxiety. The medicine suited me. I am also taking medicine for blood pressure and diabetes which are under control. I have cervical spondylosis also but under control. The problem arose when deanxit was not available. From 23.9.14 deanxit was discontinued and I tried several medicines prescribed by Neurologist and psychiatrist, but the symptoms of headache at back side, dizziness, loss of balance and concentration, drowsiness, unsteadiness, fatigue etc persisted and my worries increased. Now the doctor has prescribed me prodep 20 one tab in the morning, serta 25 at evening and petril 0.5 in the night along with other medicines and vitamin emaraldo and goldcalmax. I want to know whether these symptoms are withdrawal symptoms of deanxit. If it is then how much time will it take to subside? Till then, how to manage? Whether medicines prescribed are OK and will solve my problem. How much time will it take to have medicines effect in curing my symptoms? Whether I will have to take the medicines for longer time or can I leave it? Kindly advice.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You appear to be having withdrawal symptoms of deanxit. Your doctor has prescribed you right medicines to control them.

      Just continue having them. It may take a month for your symptoms to stabilize.

      Staying physically active would help.

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      1. J P N AGRAWAL

        Thank you sir,
        Till then how to manage headache and dizziness? Are the medicines prescribed enough to take care of depression and anxiety as well as sleeping problems also? Will they have side effects as well? How long will have to take the medicines?

        Thanks.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          The medications prescribed are intended to replace the actions and effects of deanxit. They are capable of controlling your symptoms completely.

          However, it usually takes around 10 to 15 days for the medicines to get established in the body and exert their full effect. You need to be patient.

          You need to take the medicines till you have depression. Depression is a disease, characterized by disturbance of chemicals in the brain. As the situation gets cured, you may gradually withdraw the medicines one by one.

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          1. J P N AGRAWAL

            Dear sir,
            Thank you very much for your advice. Just a few queries. Will I have to take combination of all three medicines? Do I require any other medicine for my sleep problem or these medicines are adequate? How much time is generally needed to cure depression or will have to take medicines for whole life?

          2. Buddy M.D. Post author

            For now, you may have to take all these medicines. They are required to control your symptoms.

            However, as you start feeling better, talk to your doctor about gradually trimming the pills.

            Depression is of many types. Most of the cases get well in 6 to 9 months duration. Some resistant cases when need more time.

  20. J P N AGRAWAL

    Dear Doctor,
    I don’t know how to thank you for clearing my doubts. It has helped me a lot as well as other readers. I would bother you for some more clarifications. Please respond and oblige. Will these medications have long term side effects or manageable? Can I take natural supplements like green tea along with artificial sweetener, Emaraldo and goldcalmax along with these medicines? Can I take occasional drinks along with these medicines?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      These medicines do have side effects, but they are manageable. You may start withdrawing from them gradually, once you get alright.

      You may safely take the herbal supplements. As for alcohol, it is recommended not to take it. It may interfere with the actions of your medicines.

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  21. J P N AGRAWAL

    Dear sir,
    Doctor has given zolfresh 10 mg in addition to petril 0.5 for my sleep trouble. Is it required or petril 0.5 will do? Can I take alprex 0.25 in place of petril for better sleep?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Zolfresh is required. It is a specific medicine for sleeplessness states.

      Yes, you may take alprax instead of petril. Both these medicines belong to the same class of drugs and have the same action.

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  22. J P N AGRAWAL

    Doctor has prescribed only zolfresh and discontinued petril 0.5. Along with this I am taking prodep and sarita. Is this combination OK for anxiety, depression and sleep problem? Will you suggest alprax .25 or .5 in place of zolfresh. This may take care of anxiety and sleep problem also. Will there be any problem in longer treatment means, I can do normal work at office? I am 60 years old.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Alprax will not be able to replace zolfresh.

      The aim is to control all unpleasant symptoms. You may start with one medicine and include other medicines only if they are required.

      Prodep and zolfresh are needed. You may start taking them. If you feel you still have some problems, you may consider including the other medicines too. If not, these two medicines are also enough.

      Once your symptoms are under control and you feel better, you may surely go back to work.

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  23. Varughese John

    I fully stopped Deanxit after consulting doctors including yourself. It is about a year now since I stopped it. I am controlling the symptoms by using Homeo medicine called Nux Vomica 30 C (1-1-1). I have now cut it down to 1 at night and sometimes 1-0-1. The withdrawal symptoms (common ones) are over now. But I feel stomach upsets (irritation and some sound from stomach after eating) and some irritation (little pain and itching) in the ear. My acidity problem in stomach has increased and I am not able to eat my usual food now. I have to be very careful what I eat now. Are these side effects of stopping of Deanxit? If so how long it will last? Do I have to take medication for this?

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      These are not likely to be related to deanxit.

      For now, it would be better to take medicines. You may start some antacid pills at the earliest. If not taken, your stomach may become prone to ulcer formation.

      For the itchy feel in the ear, check if the skin out there is dry. May be you just need to moisturize the skin in and around the ear.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Most of the anti psychotics may cause some degree of constipation.

      It would be advisable to manage it by dietary measures only. Include plenty of fruits and vegetables in your meals. You may start taking a fibrous supplement – an insoluble fiber, which need to be dissolved in warm milk and taken at bedtime.

      Drink lots of water and try to stay active throughout the day.

      All these measures would help you alleviate constipation.

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  24. J P N AGRAWAL

    Sir,
    One of the psychiatric advised alprax .25 morning and evening but another physician told it is milder to control withdrawal symptoms of deanxit. He now prescribed prodep, serta and zolfresh but I find zolfresh too hard medicine having headache and hangover. Can I take czpam 0.5 in place of zollfesh? Should I take only prodeo or serta also along with czpam? Will I be able to manage side effects and work normally at office?
    Thanks.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You may try czpam instead of zolfresh. Take it for some time. There are good chances it will be able to control your symptoms.

      Working at office should not be a problem.

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  25. Rebekita

    Hello Doctor,
    Thank you for your helpful kind responses.
    I was weaned off deanxit gradually. As I took the last dose of deanxit ( 1 tablet) on 11th September 2014 after the one I had taken on 11th August 2014. I later conceived on 21st September 2014, I am concerned if there are traces of deanxit in my body which could affect my unborn baby. This is because I had taken deanxit from 2011.
    Kindly tell me if my baby can be affected even if I had stopped taking deanxit by the time I conceived.
    I will really appreciate.

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  26. Sam

    Does deanxit heal real, because after taking it for about 6 months now I am getting bad side effects. What is the best remedy? Please help.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Deanxit is not preferred, since it is a banned drug. For all anxiety- depression states, it is suggested to go for safer drugs like SSRIs.

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  27. Sam

    Please prescribe something better than Deanxit. My doctor prefers xanax but xanax makes me feel sleepy 24/7. Please, I will appreciate your advice.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      SSRIs is the group of drug that can be prescribed safely. This group includes medicines like, Paxil, Lexapro, or Prozac.

      Read more on SSRI.

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  28. SUNITA Sharma

    Hello doctor. My name is Sunita Sharma and I am from India. I also have high blood pressure. I am 47 years old and I am taking Deanxit from 6 years since 2009. It was banned in India recently. I get side affects when I don’t take it and stay perfectly fine when I take it. Why is that? Please tell why I don’t get any of the listed side affects when I take it. And how do I stop using it slowly after taking it for 6 years? Please, give me some advice on it. I will appreciate the it. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You need to take some medication instead of deanxit. You may start using SSRIs. Talk to your doctor about it.

      Since you feel fine while taking these medicines, it’s clear that you require them for the time being.

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  29. Mohsin Aslam

    I am a Pre-Medical student. I did have some anxiety issues earlier. I used to take Olanzapine-Fluoxetine. There’s a month to my exams. And my doctor suggested me now flupentixol and melitracen. I have been using this for a week. Conditions do get worse each day. There’s a sort of body imbalance. Do not know what’s happening all around. Concentration is poor too. Doctor told me that it would take sometime to get adjust. I just need to ask how much time it will take to get myself better and conscious. So i may study thoroughly.
    May God bless you.

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  30. Anoniem

    Hallo, Ik heb sinds 2003 Fibromyalgie en de pijn wordt nog steeds erger. Blijkbaar zou ik zenuw pijnen ook hebben dat hebben ze via Mri scan ontdekt. Rond de rugewervels zijn zenuwen uitgezet en opgevuld met vocht. Die druk geeft me extra veel pijn. Ik neem al vele medicaties zoals Dolzam 300/3per dag, Trazolan 100mg/1per dag, Diazepam 10mg/1per dag, Zolpidem 10mg/1per dag, en Sertraline 150mg/per dag, verder nog 2 soorten voor mijn allergieën. Nu moet ik Deanxit 10mg/2per dag erbij nemen. Na 2 weken voel ik nog geen verbetering, ik krijg er wat maaglast van. Ik vraag me af of dit wel de juiste medicatie is dat ik moet erbij nemen, want Deanxit is toch geen zenuw pijn medicatie?? Graag uw advies hierover… Vriendelijke groeten.

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  31. amy

    Hi.good afternoon. ..
    i am a patient. somtimes my right leg and and my armis in pain. i feeling numb and sometimes i dont feel my leg even my arm and my neck … the pain stared yesterday and today i don’t it cause since i got afraid when i saw first thing blood then one of my family scared me while i was n my room he show to my face pigeon through my face and i afraid of birds i have fiobia im scared birds then when i saw them i was screaming and crying and i fainted… the next day i woke up with pain in my leg and my body stared feeling like numb and cold cant hardly feel them is cause i got frightened that what causes made me illness. ..

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You require to be check up by a doctor. A full assessment needs to be made, including pills you are taking and all your symptoms. It’s difficult to comment without check up.

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