Aripiren 5 MG Tablet
Aripiren 5 MG Tablet treats the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia, Tourette's disorder, bipolar I disorder, or symptoms of autistic disorder. If used together with other psychotic medicines, it can treat depressive disorders in adults. It only controls the symptoms but cannot be used to cure the disease.
This medication is an antipsychotic medication. It restores the balance of certain natural chemicals in the brain which decreases hallucinations and improves your concentration. This medicine controls your mood swings and decreases the frequency of mood swings.
You should not take this medicine 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:
- liver or kidney disease.
- seizures, epilepsy, phenylketonuria, high or low blood pressure or high cholesterol
- a history of low white blood cell (WBC) count
- heart disease, heart rhythm problems, or a history of heart attack or stroke
- if you are pregnant
- a personal or family history of diabetes
- a history of obsessive-compulsive disorder, impulse-control disorder, or addictive behaviours.
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.
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.
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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Aripiren 5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructionsIf you miss a dose of this medication, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medicine belongs 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 Alcohol
AlcoholConsumption 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 Medicine
KetoconazoleAzole antifungal agents like Ketoconazole and Itraconazole should be avoided when you are Aripiren 5 MG Tablet due to the risk of increased concentrations of the medicine in the body which may cause dizziness, dry mouth, and irregular heartbeats. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medicines when you are prescribed with this medicine and dose adjustments or an alternative medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
MetoclopramideConcomitant 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 medicinesThe desired effect of antidiabetic agents may not be achieved when taken with it. 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.
AntihypertensivesYou 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.
Interaction with Disease
DementiaThis 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.
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