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Aculanz 2.5 mg Tablet MD

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Composition for Aculanz 2.5 mg Tablet MD

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Aculanz 2.5 mg Tablet MD

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Medicine Overview of Aculanz Tablet MD

Uses of Aculanz Tablet MD

Aculanz 2.5 mg Tablet MD is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania.

Aculanz Tablet MD side effects

Common

Side Effects of Aculanz are Dizziness, Sleepiness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Dryness in mouth, Weight gain, Increased prolactin level in blood, Constipation, Muscle rigidity, Restlessness, Tremor.

How to use Aculanz Tablet MD

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not handle the tablets with wet hands. Put it in your mouth but do not swallow it. Aculanz 2.5 mg Tablet MD may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Aculanz Tablet MD works

Aculanz 2.5 mg Tablet MD is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by affecting the levels of chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) to improve mood, thoughts and behavior.
In Depth Information on Aculanz Tablet MD

Expert advice for Aculanz Tablet MD

  • Works well in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, including difficult cases.
  • Allow at least 4 to 6 weeks to see full effects on thoughts and mood.
  • You may feel dizziness and drowsiness when you start taking Aculanz 2.5 mg Tablet MD. For the first week, avoid activities that require you to be alert.
  • Aculanz 2.5 mg Tablet MD may cause weight gain, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any unusual thoughts or behavior, inability to control muscle movements, or fever and excess sweating.
  • Elderly people with dementia shouldn't take Aculanz 2.5 mg Tablet MD.
  • Avoid cigarette smoking as it can decrease Aculanz 2.5 mg Tablet MD blood levels.
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Aculanz Tablet MD related warnings

Special precautions for Aculanz Tablet MD
Alcohol
CAUTION
Aculanz 2.5 mg Tablet MD may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Aculanz 2.5 mg Tablet MD may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Aculanz 2.5 mg Tablet MD is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Aculanz 2.5 mg Tablet MD may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Aculanz 2.5 mg Tablet MD is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Aculanz 2.5 mg Tablet MD is recommended.
Liver
Aculanz 2.5 mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Aculanz 2.5 mg Tablet MD may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Aculanz

Is schizophrenia a major disorder. My psychiatrist prescribed me with sizodon 10 and soltus 50
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Schizophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Coping with a mental disorder as serious as schizophrenia can be challenging, both for the person with the condition and for friends and family. Here are some ways to cope: 1. Learn about schizophrenia. Education about the disorder can help motivate the person with the disease to stick to the treatment plan. Education can help friends and family understand the disorder and be more compassionate with the person who has it. 2. Join a support group. Support groups for people with schizophrenia can help them reach out to others facing similar challenges. Support groups may also help family and friends cope. 3. Stay focused on goals. Managing schizophrenia is an ongoing process. Keeping treatment goals in mind can help the person with schizophrenia stay motivated. Help your loved one remember to take responsibility for managing the illness and working toward goals. 4. Ask about social services assistance. These services may be able to assist with affordable counselling services, job placements and other daily activities. 5. Learn relaxation and stress management. The person with schizophrenia and loved ones may benefit from stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga or tai chi. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
Suffering from schizophrenia since last 40yrs controlled on risdone plus and resizing plus alternate daysAnd traizzine s not resizing plus
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Schzophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Regular follow up with psychiatrist is essential for monitoring side effects and response.
I'm suffering from Schizophrenia as my symptoms displays. I am taking medication as prescribed by my doctor. What scheduling and thinking is comfortable for such patients.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Coping with a mental disorder as serious as schizophrenia can be challenging, both for the person with the condition and for friends and family. Here are some ways to cope: 1. Learn about schizophrenia. Education about the disorder can help motivate the person with the disease to stick to the treatment plan. Education can help friends and family understand the disorder and be more compassionate with the person who has it. 2. Join a support group. Support groups for people with schizophrenia can help them reach out to others facing similar challenges. Support groups may also help family and friends cope. Stay focused on goals. Managing schizophrenia is an ongoing process. Keeping treatment goals in mind can help the person with schizophrenia stay motivated. Help your loved one remember to take responsibility for managing the illness and working toward goals. 3. Ask about social services assistance. These services may be able to assist with affordable counselling services, job placements and other daily activities. 4. Learn relaxation and stress management. The person with schizophrenia and loved ones may benefit from stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga or tai chi.
I have schrezophenia dillusional thoughts appears now and then.i feel like kiling myself thoughts of suicide .is there any Ayurvedic medicine for long term positive result i m male 20 and kind of allergic to claupzane injection.it trigger dystonia in me.please do reply
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
I am not aware of any Ayurvedic treatment for schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Coping with a mental disorder as serious as schizophrenia can be challenging, both for the person with the condition and for friends and family. Here are some ways to cope: 1. Learn about schizophrenia. Education about the disorder can help motivate the person with the disease to stick to the treatment plan. Education can help friends and family understand the disorder and be more compassionate with the person who has it. 2. Join a support group. Support groups for people with schizophrenia can help them reach out to others facing similar challenges. Support groups may also help family and friends cope. 3. Stay focused on goals. Managing schizophrenia is an ongoing process. Keeping treatment goals in mind can help the person with schizophrenia stay motivated. Help your loved one remember to take responsibility for managing the illness and working toward goals. 4. Ask about social services assistance. These services may be able to assist with affordable counselling services, job placements and other daily activities. 5. Learn relaxation and stress management. The person with schizophrenia and loved ones may benefit from stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga or tai chi. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
How long I have to use shicalm plus 5mg and amistride 50 mg for shizophrenia. I can have clear thoughts without medicine I tried.Even I am trying to stop nicotine. I want to cure completely and without medicine i want to stay again with a healthy brain.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Schizophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Coping with a mental disorder as serious as schizophrenia can be challenging, both for the person with the condition and for friends and family. Here are some ways to cope: 1. Learn about schizophrenia. Education about the disorder can help motivate the person with the disease to stick to the treatment plan. Education can help friends and family understand the disorder and be more compassionate with the person who has it. 2. Join a support group. Support groups for people with schizophrenia can help them reach out to others facing similar challenges. Support groups may also help family and friends cope. 3. Stay focused on goals. Managing schizophrenia is an ongoing process. Keeping treatment goals in mind can help the person with schizophrenia stay motivated. Help your loved one remember to take responsibility for managing the illness and working toward goals. 4. Ask about social services assistance. These services may be able to assist with affordable counselling services, job placements and other daily activities. 5. Learn relaxation and stress management. The person with schizophrenia and loved ones may benefit from stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga or tai chi. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
I am suffering from dippression/sizophrenia since 2002. I am taking medicines TREND XR 250, LICAB XL 400 and Cloze 0.25 mg since year 2005. But still problem persists. I feel shortterm memory and pain in Head. I find difficulty in recalling and understanding the things. Vision is also blurred and weight gain.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Schizophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Coping with a mental disorder as serious as schizophrenia can be challenging, both for the person with the condition and for friends and family. Here are some ways to cope: 1. Learn about schizophrenia. Education about the disorder can help motivate the person with the disease to stick to the treatment plan. Education can help friends and family understand the disorder and be more compassionate with the person who has it. 2. Join a support group. Support groups for people with schizophrenia can help them reach out to others facing similar challenges. Support groups may also help family and friends cope. 3. Stay focused on goals. Managing schizophrenia is an ongoing process. Keeping treatment goals in mind can help the person with schizophrenia stay motivated. Help your loved one remember to take responsibility for managing the illness and working toward goals. 4. Ask about social services assistance. These services may be able to assist with affordable counselling services, job placements and other daily activities. 5. Learn relaxation and stress management. The person with schizophrenia and loved ones may benefit from stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga or tai chi. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
Taking medicine for sezophrenia then acute pscosys from 2+ years. How long it will continue? Some symptoms reoccurs when medicines are not taken.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Schizophrenia is a chronic illness and treatment needs to continue through out life. Please follow up with your psychiatrist and don't take decisions to reduce or stop medicines by yourself.
No Patient Concerns found for this medicine

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Aculanz with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Aculanz with Terbinafine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis
Aculanz with Fluconazole
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Fluconazole: Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu, Welcon, Fluzole, Geoflu, Rascon, Con F, Fucan, Flucur
Aculanz with Itraconazole
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit, Cositra
Aculanz with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin
Aculanz with Gatifloxacin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gatifloxacin: Adflox, Limaflox, Gatifa, Abgate, Nuquin, Rasiget, Gativis, Segat
Aculanz with Sodium Valproate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Valproate: Valkid
Aculanz with Carbamazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Carbamazepine: Antep
Aculanz with Gemifloxacin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gemifloxacin: Gametop
Aculanz with Paroxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paroxetine: Leparox, Prx
Aculanz with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Shinosun

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