The main side effects of Deanxit include weakness, tiredness, anxiety, insomnia and dry mouth, according to Everyday Health. More serious side effects are nausea, difficulty breathing, blurred vision and dizziness. Deanxit is the name brand of flupentixol and melitracen sold in China, Thailand and Tawain notes Drugs.com.
Other common side effects of flupentixol are constipation and vision changes, according to MedicineNet.com. This drug is taken for schizophrenia, and a doctor may change the dosage amount after a few days based on someone's reaction to the drug. It may take several weeks before patients see benefits from flupentixol.
Deanxit is a combination of flupentixol and melitracen, a mixture used to treat depression. As of 2014, Deanxit is banned in the United States, Canada, India, Japan, Australia, United Kingdom and Denmark due to its lack of clinical trials and untested compounds in the drugs, notes The Economic Times. Another reason for the ban is due to flupentixol's serious neurological side effects, according to PharmaBiz.com.
India upheld the ban of Deanxit after Danish manufacturer Lundbeck challenged the country's decision in June 2013. After a brief approval, Deanxit was banned again in June 2014 in India, and Lundbeck planned to appeal the ban again, as stated by The Economic Times. India stated, with irony, that Deanxit is even banned in its country of origin.