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Lurafic 80Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Lupin Ltd
Medicine composition: Lurasidone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 06, 2019

Lurafic 80Mg Tablet is prescribed to treat schizophrenia, depression and cases of bipolar disorder. This medicine functions by affecting certain substances in the brain as it belongs to the class of an atypical antipsychotics.

Before using this medication you should tell your doctor :

  • if you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained within this medicine
  • if you are taking any other medications
  • if have a history of seizures, heart problem, kidney, liver problems, diabetes
  • if you harbor suicidal thoughts or have dementia and other mental disorders

The dosage for this medication is determined by the doctor based on your age, medical history, and current condition. The usual dose in adults for treating Schizophrenia is 40 mg daily and for bipolar disorder, it is 20 mg once daily.

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

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Hypersensitivity

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Weight Gain

  • Sleepiness

  • Dry Mouth

  • Dyspepsia

  • Parkinsonism

  • Akathisia

  • Anxiety

  • Stomach Discomfort

  • Restlessness

  • Abdominal Pain Upper

  • Agitation

  • Insomnia (Difficulty In Sleeping)

  • Increased Saliva Production

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect is initiated within 60 minutes after the administration of the medicine.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The time for which this medicine will remain active and produce its action may vary from patient to patient. It may range between 20 - 40 hours after the medicine administration.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Lurafic 80Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

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  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medication, please consult your doctor.

This medicine belongs to the class of atypical antipsychotic drugs, which works by blocking the D2 and 5-HT2A activity, causing improvement in cognition. It is used to treat depression and schizophrenia caused by bipolar disorder. This medication alleviates the negative symptoms of psychoses and also reduces extrapyramidal side effects.

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 Medicine

    This medication interacts with the following medicines which include quinidine, disopyramide, amiodarone, sotalol, and mefloquine.

Ques: What is Lurafic 80Mg Tablet?

Ans: This medication is an atypical antipsychotic. It treats schizophrenia, depression, and cases of bipolar disorder. It functions by affecting certain substances in the brain.

Ques: How long do I need to use Lurafic 80Mg Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Lurafic 80Mg Tablet?

Ans: The usual dose in adults for treating Schizophrenia is 40 mg daily and for bipolar disorder it is 20 mg once daily.

Ques: Should I use Lurafic 80Mg Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Lurafic 80Mg Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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