Fluphenazine Hydrochloride BP and Nortriptyline Hydrochloride combination is an effective preparation for the patients suffering from anxiety or depression or both. Fluphenazine is a tranquilizer of the phenothiazine type. Nortriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant having less sedative action. This combination helps to restore functional ability without developing any drug dependence. Apresin® is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate mixed anxiety/depression, emotional disturbance, sleep disorder and also in gastric problems.
Adult: One tablet three times daily. The course of the treatment should be limited to three months. If the patient does not respond after 4 weeks, an alternative treatment should be given.
Children: Not indicated for the treatment of children.
Elderly: Elderly patients should be started on one tablet twice daily. If one tablet three times a day required subsequently three tablets may be given.