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Arkazid 4Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: RKG Pharma
Medicine composition: Pimozide
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Arkazid 4Mg Tablet belongs to a group of antipsychotic drugs. It works by inhibiting the production of dopamine, which is a chemical occurring naturally in the brain. It is used to treat patients suffering from Tourette syndrome that causes muscular tics or speech tics. The drug is administered when other medicines have proved ineffective. You cannot take this medicine if you are a patient of fluctuating potassium or magnesium levels in the blood, or have low blood pressure, or a condition of irregular heart rate. The drug cannot be used to treat any other tic problems that are not related to the Tourette syndrome. You may be advised against the medicine if you have a history of kidney or liver disorder, enlarged prostate, glaucoma in the eyes, if you are on drugs to control seizures or if you have a low count of white blood cells. The medicine can be taken orally, with or without food, as directed by the doctor. You must avoid grape fruit juice during the period of treatment, along with abstinence from alcohol, smoking, tobacco and caffeine.

The medicine may weaken the immunity system of the body, dizziness, sleepiness or high fever. It is advised to avoid driving after a dosage of the medicine.

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.

In addition to its intended effect, Arkazid 4Mg 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.
Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
Abnormality of voluntary movements
Weight gain
Abnormal vision.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Pimoz 2mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Pimoz 2mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Arkazid 4Mg Tablet is a dopamine antagonist with antipsychotic properties. Although the exact mechanism of action is unknown, it is believed that it works by binding to the dopamine D2 receptors in the CNS thus inhibiting them and blocking dopamine neurotransmission.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
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Popular Questions & Answers

My brother 42 years old suffering from schizophrenia for last 19 years but condition is not improving after all efforts.

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, Please understand schizophrenia so that you can make your brother live with dignity. Unless you write in detail about the symptoms at present and the efforts you and your parents have taken so far, it is difficult to reply. Most often people living with schizophrenia don't know that they are sick. So they don't co operate with treatment. Once the treatment is discontinued for any reason (no improvement, side effect, sleeping too much, putting on weight, can not afford, it is difficult to give him tablets, etc), relapses occur. After each relapse it becomes more difficult to treat. See below a general information in schizophrenia Positive Symptoms Hallucinations: Hearing voices when awake and alone. Delusions: Strange and firm beliefs that is peculiar to the person. It remains in spite of obvious evidence to the contrary. Many who suffer from persecutory delusions are called “ paranoid”. They believe that they are being watched, spied upon or plotted against. Rural people may believe that relatives or in-laws through ‘poisoning’ or ‘yanthram’ have done black magic. Educated urban youth may believe that CBI or computer and electronic devices are observing them. Thought Disorders: “Racing thoughts” come and go so rapidly that it is not possible to “catch” them. Because thinking is disorganised and fragmented, the person’s talk is often in coherent and illogical. Altered sense of self: A blurring of the person’s feeling of whom he or she is. It may be a sensation of being bodiless, or non-existent as a person. He or she may not be able to tell where his or her body stops and the rest of the world begin. It may be as if the body is separated from the person. Catatonic Behaviour: Some time the person may be staring at the infinity or horizon. He or she may remain in uncomfortable position for long hours without any purpose. Agitation: Without any obvious reason, the person may be agitated and restless. Negative Symptoms Lack of motivation or apathy: There is no energy or interest in life. He may just be in bed for most of the time. He or she may be picking at food. It is often confused with laziness Blunted feelings: The fine emotions are not sharp. He or she is unable to show or feel any love or affection. He or she may be very emotional but cannot express it outwardly Depression: Schizophrenia changes one’s life. The future looks bleak. So they are helpless and feel hopeless. So they talk of suicide or attempt suicide Social withdrawal: He or she feels relatively safe alone. They cannot show interest in socialising since they don’t have the resources. They are caught up with their own feelings even in other’s company Alogia: Restrictions in the fluency and productivity of thought and speech Avolition: Restrictions in the initiation of goal directed behaviour Anhedonia: Lack of pleasure Lack of spontaneity Stereotyped thinking Attentional impairment Poor rapport Treatment Medical: We have not yet found a medicine without any side effect at all. Still we use for its benefit. It can effectively control positive symptoms. So he/she is amenable for counselling or occupation. The medicines we use are Major Tranquilizers or Neuroleptics. Before 2000, we were using typical drugs like Chlorpromazine, Trifluperazine, Thioridazine, Fluphenazine injections, Haloperidol, Pimozide, etc. All these tablets give neurological side effects in effective dose. After 2000, we give Risperidone, Olanzepine, Clozepine, Ziprasidone, Quetiapine, and Aripiprazole. They cause weight increase, blood sugar elevation, cholesterol changes and changes in ECG. Family members: They should understand the disease and try to give the tablets without missing. They should start or join self-help groups in order to share the experience. Otherwise they get burnt out which results in divorce, half way home admissions and hospital admissions. Occupational Therapy: If the person is occupied, he/she needs less medicine. However others should not feel that by advising he/she would work. It is with consistent effort, we can sustain them in any job. We should keep on trying, even if he/she leaves the job.

I am 24 year old guy and I am suffering from bran zep When I move My eyes left and right I feel lightheaded, or some time nausea or shocking feel.

General Physician, Jaipur
I am 24 year old guy and I am suffering from bran zep When I move My eyes left and right I feel lightheaded, or some ...
Ok. Need to take anti vertigo medicines and do yoga and meditation regularly. For full treatment details please consult with me on my private chat window.

Hi, My sister is a class 12 .student. She is staying in girls hostel. Her roommate left her to another room. Due to quarrel. My sister need her roommate badly. She is now at home. She used to remain in depressed and cry sometimes but sometimes she behave normally. I consult psychiatrist. Doctor give tremlin 2 and mozep 4 tablet, how can she get cured ist? Because she has final exam just after 3 months. Whether a neurologist should be consulted instead of psycatist?

PGDRP Rehabilitation Psychology , M.A Clinical Psychology, Certificate in Guidance and Counselling (CGC)
Psychologist, Agra
Hi, My sister is a class 12 .student. She is staying in girls hostel. Her roommate left her to another room. Due to q...
No there is no need for Consult neuro it's psychological problem, consult the psychologist. Meditation and Cognitive behavioral therapy or dialectical therapy would help her. She needs social skills training and give her bramhi everyday.

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Tourette's Syndrome - Best Treatment Options For It!

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Chennai
Tourette's Syndrome - Best Treatment Options For It!

A problem in the nervous system which causes individuals to make sudden sounds or movements called tic is Tourette’s syndrome. These movements cannot be controlled by the patient. This syndrome usually starts in childhood and often stays in milder form for many even after they have reached adulthood. Many people can live without taking any kind of treatment for these tics, unless it really bothers them. Patients are often observed to start coughing or blinking their eyes uncontrollably when affected by this syndrome. They may be associated with obsessive compulsive disorder.

Symptoms of Tourette’s syndrome
Tourette’s syndrome often affects children but get better as they grow up. The symptoms of this syndrome are usually so mild that often they go unnoticed. Some of the common symptoms which are observed in patients are stress, excitement and getting tired and sick which can make the problem worse. The motor tics can make the patient blink continuously, twitch their mouth, shrug their shoulder or jerk their head and arm continuously. The symptoms of vocal tics often include yelping and barking, coughing, grunting or repeating something someone else has said, continuously. Shouting, swearing, and sniffing are also some of the vocal tics which may be caused by the Tourette’s syndrome.

What Causes the Problem?
This syndrome usually affects certain parts of the brain like the basal ganglia which control every other movement of the body. A trouble in the brain network is often suggested as the reason behind Tourette’s syndrome. A definite answer to why the problem occurs has not been established by experts yet, however, genes are believed to play a vital role in causing Tourette’s syndrome. People who have family members suffering from this problem are often at risk of being affected by the syndrome. However, the symptoms may vary from one person to another.

Treatment for Tourette’s syndrome
If you suspect your child of having Tourette’s syndrome, then a neurologist should be seen immediately. No special tests are held for the condition; however, imaging tests of your brain may be carried out by your doctor. CT scan and MRI are often suggested. Doctors may often recommend medications like Haloperidol, fluphenazine and pimozide among others to control these tics. However, very often the tics are very mild and do not need any medication at all.

A talk therapy along with ongoing medications might also be required for some patients as the psychologist may help your child in dealing with social issues which can be caused by these uncontrollable tics. Along with that, behavior therapy may also come in use for many.


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