Acetophenazine ( Tindal ) data sheet

Acetophenazine ( Tindal ) is an antipsychotic drug of moderate-potency. Used in the treatment of disorganized and psychotic thinking. Acetophenazine ( Tindal ) is also used to help treat false perceptions (e.g. hallucinations or delusions.)












CLASS: Piperazine Phenothiazine.
Generic name: Acetophenazine Malcate.
Type: Antipsychotic.

Strengths:



Tables:
20mg.


Dosages: Actual dosage must be determined by a physician.



Oral:
Start: 20mg daily.
Increases: 20mg as needed.
Maintenance: As low as possible in 24 hours.
Maximum: 60mg in 24 hours.


Normal dosage: 20mg to 40mg daily, in healthy young adult.


Problems with:
Liver Function: N/A
Kidney Function: N/A


Test:
Before taking: N/A
While taking: N/A


Take With: A full glass of water.


Full Benefits In: In several weeks.


Missed Dose(s): If within one hour take, if over an hour skip and then continue on your normal schedule. Never Take a Double Dose


If Stop Taking: Do not stop without consulting your physician and never abruptly.


Overdose symptoms include: N/A.


Warnings


Antacids containing aluminum or magnesium should not be taken one hour before taking this drug and never right after.


Avoid alcohol while taking this drug.


Do not use this drug to treat chronic aggression, anxiety, or agitation. Never use this drug as a sleeping pill.


Only take this drug and Heterocyclic antidepressants with careful monitoring.Also check with your physician if you are taking antihistamines,hay fever medicines,sedatives,narcotics, anesthetics,barbiturates,or muscle relaxants.


The habit-forming potential is none,but long term use may lead to Tardive Dyskinesia.


Do not take this drug if you are pregnant. ( Only take if the mother's or baby's life is endangered )


Do not take this drug if planning to become pregnant. Do not take if you are breast-feeding.


Do not give this drug to anyone under six months old.Only use drug in small doses at first if over sixty and with close monitoring.Also if over sixty be careful when standing up because blood pressure may be lowered enough to impair balance.


Do not use if: You had negative reactions to this drug or any other phenothiazine in the past.


Inform your Doctor if: You had negative reactions to this drug or any other phenothiazine in the past.If you have epilepsy or asthma. If you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription drug.If you plan to be under anesthesia or having any surgery in the next few months,also if you will be undergoing any medical tests.If you are on a special diet ( low-salt / low-sugar or any other.)


Acetophenazine ( Symptoms or Effects )


Common: Lethargy / sleepiness,low blood pressure,dry mouth, blurred vision,constipation,difficulty urinating, weight gain,or stiffness.


Rare: Dizziness,racing heartbeat / palpitations, weakness,sexual problems,restlessness,skin rash, seizures,low white blood cell count,tremors,or reduced urinary output.


See physician always: Low blood pressure,dizziness, racing heartbeat / palpitations,weakness,sexual problems, restlessness,skin rash,stiffness,seizures,low white blood cell count,tremors,reduced urinary output,or difficulty urinating.


See physician if severe: Lethargy / sleepiness,dry mouth, blurred vision,constipation,or weight gain.


See physician NOW: Low white blood cell count.


Stop taking and see physician NOW: Seizures.

 
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