Apz 20 Mg Tablet 10
Aripiprazole is used to treat schizophrenia (a wrong interpretation of reality) and mania (an elevated mood).
How does the drug work ?
Aripiprazole acts by inhibiting certain chemicals in the brain which are responsible for the mood disorders.
What are the common side effects ?The side effects which are common with aripiprazole are dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, weight gain, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, headache, heartburn, increased hunger, and joint pain.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Take extra care with the use of APZ in case of seizures, heart diseases, irregular muscle movement, or a family history of diabetes.
• Stop taking the APZ if there is a weight gain, swallowing difficulty, allergic reaction in the past and excessive drowsiness.
• Discontinue the APZ if suicidal tendencies are seen with its use.
• Avoid the APZ medication if conditions such as dementia (memory problem) or stroke are present.
• Pregnant and breastfeeding women should take the APZ tablet with a doctor’s advice.
• Before giving this medicine to children, ask a doctor due to unknown safety.
• Elderly patients should not take the APZ medicine.
• For further details such as APZ side effects and benefits, check the package insert.
1. Does aripiprazole cause addiction? No. Aripiprazole does not induce dependence or addiction.
2. How long can I take the aripiprazole tablets? You should not take the aripiprazole tablets for more than 6 weeks unless instructed by your doctor.
3. What if I miss a dose of aripiprazole? Take the missed dose immediately as you remember. If it is too late, then skip the missed dose and continue with the next dose at its normal time.
4. What should I do in case of dizziness with aripiprazole? Avoid activities which need alertness. Immediately lie down, slowly in case you feel dizzy with aripiprazole.
5. What are the symptoms of overdose with aripiprazole? An overdose of aripiprazole can lead to confusion, aggressiveness, convulsions, breathing difficulty, changes in heart rate and fainting.