Zuclopenthixol or Clopixol is an thioxanthene antipsychotic agent.
Zuclopenthixol or Clopixol block serotonin receptors, leaving more of this neuro chemical in the nervous system. It is an intra muscular injection and is fast acting - 2-3 days - when compared to other thioxanthenes.
Zuclopenthixol or Clopixol can cause tiredness, malaise, drowsiness, anxiety, nervousness, and tremor.
Because Zuclopenthixol or Clopixol can cause drowsiness, people should take care when driving or doing any task that requires mental alertness. As with all antipsychotic drugs, relief may not be immediate, but develop over several days or weeks.
Because Zuclopenthixol or Clopixol can cause drowsiness, drug interactions with other drugs which cause drowsiness - including alcohol - are possible.
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