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Apz 10 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: D.D Pharmaceuticals
Medicine composition: Aripiprazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Apz 10 MG Tablet treats the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia, tourette's disorder, bipolar I disorder, or symptoms of autistic disorder like irritability, temper tantrums, aggression, mood swings, and self-injury. If used together with other medicines, it can treat depressive disorders in adults. It only controls the symptoms but cannot be used to cure the disease.

Apz 10 MG Tablet an antipsychotic medication. It restores the balance of certain natural chemicals in the brain which decreases hallucinations and improves your concentration. It controls your mood swings and decreases how often mood swings occur.

You should not take Apz 10 MG Tablet if you are allergic to it, if you suffer from dementia or are breastfeeding. Before starting the medication, inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

Some side effects like dizziness, nausea, excess saliva, vomiting, tiredness, blurred vision, headache, weight gain, constipation, and trouble sleeping may occur. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including fainting, depression, suicidal thoughts, restlessness, increased anxiety, shaking, muscle spasm, seizures, fever and persistent sore throat.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, age, and other medications you may be taking. Your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. This is done to reduce the risk of side effects. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.

Apz 10 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia which is a brain disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, reduced speaking.
Apz 10 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of bipolar disorder which is a brain disorder characterized by unusual shifts in the mood like hyperactivity and tiredness.
Apz 10 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of depression which is a brain disorder characterized by feeling sad, irritable and devoid of energy.
Not recommended in the patients allergic to Apz 10 MG Tablet or other antipsychotics.
In addition to its intended effect, Apz 10 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Muscle stiffness

Major Common

Restlessness

Major Common

Blurred vision

Major Less Common

Dizziness

Major Less Common

Headache

Major Less Common

Acid or sour stomach

Minor Common

Anxiety

Minor Common

Dry mouth

Minor Common

Running Nose

Minor Common

Weight gain

Minor Common

Tremors

Minor Less Common

Tingling of hands and feet

Minor Less Common

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 3 to 4 days.

What is the onset of action?

The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 3 hours for an immediate release tablet and 5 to 7 hours for an extended release tablet.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendency has been reported

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

This medicine is known to be excreted in human breast milk. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women. Use only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Apz 10 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Missed Dose instructions

If you miss a dose of Apz 10 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose instructions

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

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Apz 10 MG Tablet is an antipsychotic agent that works as a partial agonist of dopamine D2 receptors and serotonin 5-HT1A receptors and relieves positive symptoms of schizophrenia and as a strong antagonist of serotonin 5-HT2A receptors which relieves the negative symptoms of schizophrenia.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease

Dementia

Major
This medicine is not recommended in the patients with dementia-related psychosis as it increases the risk of heart diseases like heart failure and infectious diseases like pneumonia. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Interaction with Alcohol

Alcohol

Moderate
Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it can result in dizziness and difficulty in concentration. Avoid activities that need mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Food

Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine

Ketoconazole

Moderate
Azole antifungal agents like Ketoconazole and Itraconazole should be avoided when you are Apz 10 MG Tablet due to the risk of increased concentrations of the medicine in the body which may cause dizziness, dry mouth, and irregular heart beats. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medicines when you are prescribed with Apz 10 MG Tablet and dose adjustments or an alternative medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Metoclopramide

Major
Concomitant use of these medicines is not recommended due to the increase the risk of abnormal body movements of face and limbs. Inform the doctor if you experience any symptoms of abnormal body movements, jerking of arms and legs.

Antidiabetic medicines

Moderate
The desired effect of antidiabetic agents may not be achieved when taken with Apz 10 MG Tablet. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary. Inform the doctor if you develop any symptoms like excessive thirst, increased in the frequency of urination. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.

Antihypertensives

Moderate
You may experience hypotensive effects like dizziness, lightheadedness if these medicines are used together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
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