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Introduction

Expert Advice

This medication can be taken with or without meals. The tablet is to be placed on the tongue without breaking it and letting it dissolve with the saliva. Take sufficient amounts of fluids (2-3 liters per day) to maintain hydration.

Avoid taking alcohol, smoking and caffeine during therapy. During therapy change position slowly from sitting or lying to standing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Primary Uses

Indications

This medication is given for the treatment of schizophrenia (mental disorder of interpreting reality abnormally).

Side Effects

The patient taking this medication may experience somnolence (sleepiness), weight gain, increased appetite, dizziness, peripheral edema (swelling of your legs or hands), leucopenia (decrease in the count of leucocytes), fatigue, orthostatic hypotension (drop in blood pressure that occurs when moving from a laying down position to a standing position). The patient also may experience raised prolactin, glucose, triglyceride, and cholesterol.  

Warnings

Pregnancy

No definitive data regarding pregnant or lactating females is available, therefore, be cautious.

Lactation

This medication is contraindicated in nursing females.

Precautions

The patient taking this medication must be cautious in cases of hepatic (liver) or renal (kidney) impairment, prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of prostate gland), bone marrow suppression, seizures, parkinson’s disease, heart impairment. The patient must also be cautious if elderly, female, non-smokers and diabetic.

Contraindications

This medication is contraindicated in the case of narrow angle glaucoma (increased eye pressure in eye).

FAQS

What is the use of this medicine?

It is an anti-psychotic medicine, used to treat schizophrenia (a mental disorder that can result in hallucinations or delusions) and bipolar disease.

How long does it take to show improvement in the condition?

It may take 4 to 6 weeks to see full effects on thoughts and mood.

For how long is it used?

Keep taking it as prescribed.

Does it result in sleepiness and lethargy?

Yes, it does. Consult your doctor for further advice.

Does it have any effect on weight?

Yes, a weight gain is observed in patients using this medicine. It is therefore advised to eat healthy food and perform regular exercises to get rid of this unwanted change.

Disclaimer

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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