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This medication is used for the treatment of acute and chronic schizophrenia (a condition in which people perceive a different reality), other psychosis (fits), affective symptoms of schizophrenia

The adverse effects of this medication are orthostatic hypotension (decrease in blood pressure on standing up suddenly), reflex tachycardia (increased heart rate), extrapyramidal symptoms (symptoms of Parkinson's disease), galactorrhea (spontaneous flow of milk from the breast without lactation) and menstrual disturbance. Sexual dysfunction, insomnia, anxiety, agitation, headache, fatigue, dizziness, impaired concentration, weight gain, gastrointestinal disturbance, rhinitis (allergic irritation in the nose), rash, blurred vision, depression, somnolence, RTI, ear infection, dyspnea (shortness of breath), epistaxis (sudden bleeding from the nose), cough, nasal congestion, pharyngolaryngeal pain (pain in throat), GI upset, dry mouth, tooth ache, priapism (a condition in which there is an excessive blood flow to the penis, causing prolonged erection), urinary incontinence (difficulty in passing urine), UTI (urinary tract infection), BP change, tachycardia (increased heart rate), AV block (problems with heart), amenorrhea (absence of periods), gynaecomastia (enlargement of breasts in males), skin reactions, altered LFTs, hyperglycemia (increased blood sugar), hyperprolactenemia (increased prolactin in blood), anemia, conjuctivitis, asthenia (weakness in muscles), fatigue, muscle spasm, musculoskeletal pain, pain in extremeties, pyrexia (fever), edema (accumulation of fluid in some parts of the body), chest pain, flu-like illness. Rarely, neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a condition in which there is fever, rigidity of muscles and altered mental status), water intoxication with hyponatraemia (decreased sodium in blood), seizures, tardive dyskinesia (stiff, jerky movements of your face and body that you can't control) and intraoperative floppy eye syndrome ( a condition in which there is the colored part (iris) prolapse after surgery).

This medication is contraindicated in patients with breast cancer , diabetes , a high prolactin level (hormone in the body that causes milk production from the breasts), excessive fat in the blood, dehydration (less water in the body), overweight,  confusion, drug abuse , tardive dyskinesia(stiff, jerky movements of your face and body that you can't control), priapism (a condition in which there is an excessive blood flow to the penis, causing prolonged erection), , neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a condition in which there is fever, rigidity of muscles and altered mental status), low blood pressure , liver problems and seizures among other conditions. Consult your doctor for more details.

This medicine should be taken with food.
  • Do not dilute the medication with tea or cola.
  • Empty bladder (where urine is stored) before taking medication.
  • Take sufficient amount of fluids (2-3 liters per day) to maintain hydration, unless restricted by your doctor.
  • Change position slowly from sitting or lying to standing.
Bipolar disorders
This medication can be taken with or without meals
Avoid grapefruit juice, alcohol and caffeine during therapy.
Place orodispersible tablet on the tongue and swallow with or without water after it has disintegrated within seconds. The solution may be diluted with water, milk or orange juice.
Yes, you can take this medication if you have diabetes. However be sure to check your blood glucose level regularly and inform the doctor about any changes.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However if it is too close to the time of your next dose, then you should skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose.
No definite data regarding pregnancy is available, therefore; be cautious. Consult your doctor before using this medicine. 
This medicine is contraindicated in breast feeding females.
Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.
Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.
Use this medication cautiously in elderly, in kidney, liver and heart disease, in epilepsy (a condition in which patients are having seizures), parkinsonism (clinical syndrome characterized by tremor, slow movements, rigidity, and postural instability), dementia ( a condition in which there is a decline in memory and thinking skills) hyperprolactinemia (increase in prolactin levels), diabetes, bradycardia (decreased pulse), hypokalemia (decreased potassium levels), hypomagnesemia (decreased magnesium levels), family history of QT prolongation (problems in ECG), driving/operating machinery. Monitor for signs of tardive dyskinesia (stiff, jerky movements of your face and body that you can't control) while using this drug. Withdraw the medicine if these occur. Monitor for hyperglycemia (increased blood sugar) and weight gain as well, while using this medication. Risk factors for stroke or VTE should also be assessed with the use. Monitor patients with a history of low WBC count or just drug-induced leucopenia/neutropenia (low WBC count). You should also monitor endocrinological status, sedative effects and for the development of extrapyramidal symptoms (symptoms of Parkinson's disease) and other movement disorders in children. Withdraw the medication gradually after use. 

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Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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