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Aculanz 5 mg Tablet MD

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Overview

Uses of Aculanz Tablet MD

Aculanz 5 mg Tablet MD is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania.

Aculanz Tablet MD side effects

Common
  • 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 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 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.

Aculanz Tablet MD related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Aculanz 5 mg Tablet MD may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Aculanz 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 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 5 mg Tablet MD may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Aculanz 5 mg Tablet MD is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Aculanz 5 mg Tablet MD is recommended.
Liver
Aculanz 5 mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Aculanz 5 mg Tablet MD may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Aculanz 5 mg Tablet MD works well in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
  • It is less likely to cause heart and movement problems as compared to other similar medicines.
  • It may take 4 to 6 weeks to see full effects on thoughts and mood. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Aculanz 5 mg Tablet MD can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • It may increase your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Do not stop taking Aculanz 5 mg Tablet MD without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Aculanz with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
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Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Gametop
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Adflox, Limaflox, Gatifa
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Valkid
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS

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