Danxit (Flupentixol+Melitracen)



Description
Danxit consists of two well known and well proven compounds: Flupentixol- a neuroleptic with anxiolytic and antidepressant properties of its own when given in small doses and Melitracen – a bipolar thymoleptic with activating properties in low doses. In combination the compounds render a preparation with antidepressant, anxiolytic and activating properties. Maximal serum concentration is reached in about 4 hours after oral administration of Flupentixol and in about 4 hours after oral administration of Melitracen. The biological half-life of Flupentixol is about 35 hours and that of Melitracen is about 19 hours. The combination of Flupentixol and Melitracen does not seem to influence the pharmacokinetic properties of the individual compounds.
Composition
Danxit tablet: Each film coated tablet contains Flupentixoldihydrochloride BP equivalent to 0.5 mg Flupentixol and Melitracen hydrochloride INN equivalent to 10 mg Melitracen.
Indication
Danxit is indicated in various types of anxiety, depression and apathy. These include-
Psychogenic depression
Depressive neuroses
Masked depression
Psychosomatic affections accompanied by anxiety and apathy
Menopausal depressions
Dysphoria and depression in alcoholics and drug-addicts
Dosage & Administration
Adults: Usually 2 tablets daily: Morning and noon.
In severe cases the morning dose may be increased to 2 tablets.
Elderly patients: 1 tablet in the morning.
Maintenance dose: Usually 1 tablet in the morning. In cases of insomnia or severe restlessness additional treatment with sedative in the acute phase is recommended.
Side Effect
In the recommended doses side-effects are rare. These could be transient restlessness and insomnia.
Contraindication
The immediate recovery phase after myocardial infarction.Defects in bundle-branch conduction. Untreated narrow angle glaucoma. Acute alcohol, barbiturate and opiate intoxications.Flupentixol-Melitracen should not be given to patients who have received a MAO-inhibitor within two weeks. Not recommended for excitable or overactive patients since its activating effect may lead to exaggeration of these characteristics.
Precaution
If previously the patient has been treated with tranquilizers with sedative effect these should be withdrawn gradually.
Use in Pregnancy & Lactation
Flupentixol&Melitracen should preferably not be given during pregnancy and lactation.
Storage
Store in a cool and dry place. Protect from light and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
How to Supplied
Danxit tablet: Each box contains 5 blister of 10 tablets.

Created by admin | February 7, 2018 | Antidepressant