Drug info - Flupentixol (Brand name: Fluanxol), Any ideas?

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  1. Akewstick

    Akewstick Silver Member

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    Anything? SWIM's been scouring the internet and making no progress whatsoever, he's got 5 little orangey red pills. They're sitting there staring at him...
     
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    Micklemouse Platinum Member & Advisor

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    Also known as Flupenthixol - brand name Depixol in the UK. One of the better tolerated typical antipsychotics ime, but still dirty, & A Certain Mouse would not recommend taking them without a stock of procyclidine or benzhexol to hand for any side effects (stiffening, etc).

    Comes in yellow 3 mg tablets, recommended dose 3-9 mg bd (=twice a day) for psychosis, max dose 18/24 hours. If the tablets are a deeper pinky red colour they are not Depixol, but Clopixol - Zuclopenthixol, which comes in 2mg, 10mg, & 25mg tablets (all the same colour if A Certain Mouse remembers rightly). Again, high chance of EPSE's & dystonia with these meds - not recommended for recreational use.

    (Source BNF 53)
     
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    Thank you, aside from the risks, do they have any positive recreational effects?
     
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    Jatelka Psychedelic Shepherdess Platinum Member & Advisor

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    Thankyou