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Soltus 50 MG Tablet

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

Soltus 50 MG Tablet belongs to a group of drugs known as anti-psychotics. Essentially prescribed to patients who suffer from schizophrenia, Soltus 50 MG Tablet 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 Soltus 50 MG Tablet, 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 Soltus 50 MG Tablet. 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 Soltus 50 MG Tablet 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, Soltus 50 MG Tablet should be taken before food. Patients on this drug are told to avoid alcohol consumption as it may affect the action of Soltus 50 MG Tablet. It is also advised that driving or used of machines should be avoided as Soltus 50 MG Tablet 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 Soltus 50 MG Tablet.

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

    Soltus 50 MG Tablet is used to manage the symptoms of acute psychosis which may include seeing and hearing things, dissociative behavior, depression etc.
  • Schizophrenia

    Soltus 50 MG Tablet 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.
  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a known history of allergy to Amisulpride.
  • Pheochromocytoma

    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.
  • Fever

  • Excessive Sweating

  • Change In Heart Rate

  • Severe Chest Pain

  • Swelling, Pain And Redness In The Legs

  • Increased Frequency Of Infections

  • Severe Skin Allergy

  • Seizures

  • Restless Legs

  • Twitches In The Tongue And Face

  • Trembling

  • Excessive Salivation

  • Constipation

  • Decreased Libido

  • Weight Gain

  • Amenorrhea

  • Gynecomastia

  • Agitation

  • 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.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Soltus 50 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • 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 Soltus 50 MG Tablet is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include excessive drowsiness, fall in blood pressure, agitation, coma etc.
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Soltus 50 MG Tablet 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

    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

    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

    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)

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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