Clopentixol decanoate in the treatment of chronic alcoholism

Acta Psychiatr Belg. 1981 Mar-Apr;81(2):121-7.


The treatment of alcoholism still presents great problems because a number of factors have to be taken into consideration. Tranquilizers and chlormethiazol are only justified in the detoxication phase. For the subsequent after-care, depot neuroleptics are recommended because of the uniformly high plasma level. We gave clopentixol decanoate - 100 mg i.m. - in two-weekly intervals. The symptoms caused by ethylism were adequately overcome without side effects. Clopentixol decanoate creates the basis for successful psychotherapy: only when the mood situation is compensated and the internal unrest overcome can verbal therapy be successful.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Alcoholism / drug therapy*
  • Clopenthixol / administration & dosage*
  • Clopenthixol / analogs & derivatives
  • Decanoates / administration & dosage
  • Decanoates / therapeutic use*
  • Decanoic Acids / therapeutic use*
  • Delayed-Action Preparations
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Thioxanthenes / administration & dosage*


  • Decanoates
  • Decanoic Acids
  • Delayed-Action Preparations
  • Thioxanthenes
  • clopenthixol decanoate
  • Clopenthixol