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Asprito Mt 15 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Aripiprazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Asprito Mt 15 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.

Asprito Mt 15 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 Asprito Mt 15 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.

Asprito Mt 15 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia which is a brain disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, reduced speaking.
Asprito Mt 15 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.
Asprito Mt 15 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 Asprito Mt 15 MG Tablet or other antipsychotics.
In addition to its intended effect, Asprito Mt 15 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
Duration of effect
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 3 to 4 days.
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.
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
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 Asprito Mt 15 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
Lupin Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
If you miss a dose of Asprito Mt 15 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.
India
United States
Japan
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 Asprito Mt 15 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 Asprito Mt 15 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 Asprito Mt 15 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.

Popular Questions & Answers

Maine rexipra 20 mg aur klonaz md0. 5. Asprito 2 mg. 3 week se nahi leya doctor nay 1 1/2 month ki de thi to kya mai wapass chalo kar sakti ho?

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Maine rexipra 20 mg aur klonaz md0. 5. Asprito 2 mg. 3 week se nahi leya doctor nay 1 1/2 month ki de thi to kya mai ...
Dear lybrate-user Always consult your treating doctor about dosages. If you have stopped medication, discuss with your doctor what is making you uncomfortable and then modify medication if needed.
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My aunt is suffering from some depression problems since 15 years sge is 35 years old now she usedRISWEL PLUS and AMITRIL PLUS tablets upto now recently she again starts her illusions and become restless so we consult another doctor he prescribe KEFIVE PLUS, DYSKINIL,ORAZEP-1, ASPRITO-5 TABLETS among the old and new tablets which are effective? Which one she should use ? please suggest the effective ones in these two medicines thank you.

M.Sc Applied Psychology, Advanced Diploma Child Guidance & Counselling
Psychologist, Delhi
My aunt is suffering from some depression problems since 15 years sge is 35 years old now she usedRISWEL PLUS and AMI...
Hello lybrate user. Kindly consult a clinical psychologist for your aunt as along with medicines you need therapy/counseling too. These medicines have many side effects so it's important that through therapy you bring changes in the lifestyle of your aunt. Also take proper psychiatric help to know about the medicines. One should not change or remove medicines without proper consultation. Take care.
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I'm stable on aripiprazole 10mg from 2yrs. withdrawal of it lead to relapse episodes. I want to conceive, please suggest me, aripiprazole safe in pregnancy or not? Im very tensed.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I'm stable on aripiprazole 10mg from 2yrs. withdrawal of it lead to relapse episodes. I want to conceive, please sugg...
There is no yes or no answer to this question. When deciding whether or not to take aripiprazole during pregnancy it is important to weigh up how necessary aripiprazole is to your health against the possible risks to you or your baby, some of which will depend on how many weeks pregnant you are? Remaining well is particularly important during pregnancy and while caring for a baby. For some women treatment with aripiprazole in pregnancy may be necessary.

I'm suffering from bipolar disorder and taking medicines such as lithium carbonate, propranolol hydrochloride, aquazide, trend Xr, aripiprazole tablets are these suitable for this disease.

MBBS, DPM, DNB (PSYCHIATRY)
Psychiatrist, Noida
Yes as these medicines have been prescribed by registered dr, it will be accordingly only. Don't worry, and take medicines as prescribed.
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