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Joykem O 400Mg Tablet Dt

Manufacturer: Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Amisulpride
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Joykem O 400Mg Tablet Dt belongs to a group of drugs known as anti-psychotics. Essentially prescribed to patients who suffer from schizophrenia, Joykem O 400Mg Tablet Dt treats the symptoms of this mental disorder and controls the condition. It alters certain chemical substances in the brain so as to improve the behavior and thoughts of schizophrenic patients.

Before your doctor prescribes Joykem O 400Mg Tablet Dt, he will inquire about your medical history. Inform him in detail about current health problems that you are facing and the medication you are on. Also inform him if you are allergic to any medicines or food. For example, inform him if you face any kidney or liver troubles, have diabetes or Parkinson’s disease or if you suffer from epileptic fits. Inform you doctor if you are taking any particular medication to treat Parkinson’s disease, other mental health issues, malaria etc. as they may interfere with the effect of Joykem O 400Mg Tablet Dt. The drug is not meant for consumption by pregnant women and nursing mothers as it may harm the child. The babies of pregnant women who have taken Joykem O 400Mg Tablet Dt during their last trimester may suffer from side effects like weakness, stiffness in the muscles, breathing troubles and drowsiness. In case your child does show any of the above mentioned symptoms get in touch with your doctor immediately.

Meant for oral consumption, Joykem O 400Mg Tablet Dt should be taken before food. Patients on this drug are told to avoid alcohol consumption as it may affect the action of Joykem O 400Mg Tablet Dt. It is also advised that driving or used of machines should be avoided as Joykem O 400Mg Tablet Dt can cause drowsiness and change in vision.

When it comes to dosage, your doctor may prescribe you a dose ranging from 50 mg to 800 mg daily. In some cases a daily dose of 1200 mg may also be prescribed. The doctor may initially start you off with a low dosage and increase it depending on your body’s reaction to Joykem O 400Mg Tablet Dt.

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.

Acute psychosis

Joykem O 400Mg Tablet Dt is used to manage the symptoms of acute psychosis which may include seeing and hearing things, dissociative behavior, depression etc.
Joykem O 400Mg Tablet Dt is also used to manage the symptoms of schizophrenia which may include positive symptoms like hallucinations, delusions, thought disorders etc. and negative symptoms like emotional and social withdrawal, lack of interest etc.
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a known history of allergy to Amisulpride.
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a tumor of the adrenal glands that causes a life threatening rise in blood pressure.

Prolactin dependent tumor

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having breast cancer which is associated with high levels of hormone prolactin in the body.

Levodopa

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who are consuming levodopa as the effects of these medicines are exactly opposite.
In addition to its intended effect, Joykem O 400Mg Tablet Dt 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.

Fever

Major Rare

Excessive sweating

Major Rare

Change in heart rate

Major Rare

Severe chest pain

Major Rare

Swelling, pain, and redness in the legs

Major Less Common

Increased frequency of infections

Major Less Common

Severe skin allergy

Major Less Common

Seizures

Major Rare

Restless legs

Moderate Less Common

Twitches in the tongue and face

Moderate Rare

Trembling

Moderate Common

Excessive salivation

Moderate Common

Constipation

Minor Common

Decreased libido

Moderate Common

Weight gain

Minor Common

Amenorrhea

Moderate Rare

Gynacomastia

Moderate Less Common

Agitation and anxiety

Moderate Common

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medicine is cumulative and lasts for a long duration of time.

What is the onset of action?

The time taken for the effect of this medicine to show may vary depending upon the symptoms. Some symptoms might show improvement within a day of consumption while other symptoms might take weeks.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Use of this medicine during pregnancy is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. It is advised to use this medicine only when the benefits outweigh the risks involved.

Is it habit forming?

This medicine has a moderate potential for abuse and habit forming tendencies were reported in a few cases.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Use of this medicine by breastfeeding women is not recommended. However, if it is absolutely necessary to use this medicine, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Missed Dose instructions

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose should be skipped.

Overdose instructions

Contact a doctor if an overdose with Joykem O 400Mg Tablet Dt is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include excessive drowsiness, fall in blood pressure, agitation, coma etc.

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Joykem O 400Mg Tablet Dt works by binding selectively to D2 and D3 subtype of dopaminergic receptors and blocking the effect of this neurotransmitter in the brain.
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

Kidney Disease

Moderate
This medicine should be used with caution in patients having an impaired kidney function. The impairment could be because of a disease or another medication that the patient is consuming. Suitable dose adjustment and clinical monitoring of safety are recommended in such cases.

Parkinson's disease

Major
Use of this medicine is not recommended if the patient is suffering from Parkinson's disease. Consumption of this medicine will worsen the symptoms of the disease. Your doctor may prescribe an alternate medication under such circumstances.

Heart rhythm disorders

Major
This medicine should be used with caution in patients who are either suffering from heart rhythm disorders or are suspected of having the condition. The risk of adverse effects are increasingly high in such cases and hence caution is advised.

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)

Major
Use of this medicine is not recommended if the patient suffers from Neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Introduction or reintroduction of this medicine should be done with caution in patients having a known history of this syndrome.

Interaction with Alcohol

Ethanol

Moderate
Avoid or limit the uptake of alcohol while taking this medicine as the risk of adverse effects are increasingly high. Contact your doctor if an excess of drowsiness is experienced.

Interaction with Lab Test

Prolactin test

Moderate
Report the use of this medicine before undergoing a laboratory test to determine the levels of the hormone prolactin in the body. This medicine can interfere with the test and yield false positive results.

Interaction with Food

Food

Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine

Diltiazem

Moderate
Report the use of diltiazem or any other medicine taking for managing high blood pressure to the doctor. These medicines should be used with caution as the risk of adverse effects are increasingly high. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after accessing the conditions.

Pregabalin

Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Using them together is not recommended as the risk of decreased or no efficacy is very high. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases.

Tramadol

Moderate
Report the use of any narcotic pain-killer medicine to the doctor. These medicines should be used with extreme caution as the risk of adverse effects are significantly high. Your doctor may decide the best course of treatment after accessing the conditions.

Amiodarone

Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. These medicines should be used with caution as the risk of adverse effects are significantly high. Your doctor may decide the best course of treatment after accessing the conditions.

Quinidine

Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. These medicines are not recommended for use together as the risk of severe adverse effects on the heart are significantly high. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after accessing the conditions.

Bromocriptine

Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Using them together is not recommended as the risk of decreased or no efficacy is very high. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases.

Ropinirole

Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Using them together is not recommended as the risk of decreased or no efficacy is very high. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases.
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