Arzu 10 MG Tablet 10
Aripiprazole is used to treat schizophrenia (a wrong interpretation of reality) and mania (an elevated mood).
Mode of drug action :
Aripiprazole acts as a partial agonist at D2 and 5-HT1A receptors and as an antagonist at 5-HT2A receptors.
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.
Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Unsafe Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required
Special precautions for safe use
• Take extra care with the use of Arzu tablets in case of seizures, heart diseases, irregular muscle movement, or a family history of diabetes.
• Stop taking this drug if there is a weight gain, swallowing difficulty, allergic reaction in the past and excessive drowsiness.
• Discontinue Arzu if suicidal tendencies are seen with its use.
• Avoid this medication if conditions such as dementia (memory problem) or stroke are present.
• Pregnant and breastfeeding women should take the Arzu tablet with a doctor’s advice.
• Before giving this medicine to children, ask a doctor due to unknown safety.
• Elderly patients should not take this medicine.
What else should I know?
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.