Alkepin Odt 12.5mg Tablet

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Composition for Alkepin Odt 12.5mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Alkepin Odt Tablet

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Uses of Alkepin Odt Tablet

Alkepin Odt 12.5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania.
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Side effects of Alkepin Odt Tablet

Common

Weight gain, Blurred vision, Constipation, Dizziness, Decreased white blood cell count, Increased saliva production, Increased heart rate, Sleepiness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing).

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How to use Alkepin Odt Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Alkepin Odt 12.5mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Alkepin Odt Tablet works

Alkepin odt 12.5mg tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affects thoughts.

In Depth Information on Alkepin Odt Tablet

Expert advice for Alkepin Odt Tablet

  • Inform your doctor before taking the medicine if you have kidney, liver or heart disease, prostate problem, difficulty in passing urine, diabetes or elevated blood sugar levels, chronic constipation, glaucoma, blood clots or history of blood clots, epilepsy, galactose intolerance or Lapp lactase deficiency, diseases of the large intestine, heart problems (problems with QT interval), or if you have risk factors for stroke (high blood pressure or problems in the blood vessels of the brain), or if you have had an abdominal surgery in the past.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery and be careful while getting up from a sitting or lying position after taking clozapine as it may make you feel dizzy.
  • Always ensure you are being regularly monitored for white blood cell count, total blood cell count, heart rate (ECG), liver function, and lipid function by taking appropriate tests.
  • Avoid smoking, regular caffeine intake, and alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Alkepin Odt 12.5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Alkepin Odt 12.5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Alkepin Odt 12.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Alkepin Odt 12.5mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.

If Alkepin Odt 12.5mg Tablet is used, monitor the baby for excessive sedation. Periodically, keep a check on the baby's white blood cell count as well.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

You may feel tired, drowsy, dizzy or you may feel faint while taking ClozapineAlkepin Odt 12.5mg Tablet, especially during the early stages of treatment. This may affect your driving ability.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Alkepin Odt 12.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alkepin Odt 12.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Alkepin Odt 12.5mg Tablet is may not be advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Alkepin Odt 12.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alkepin Odt 12.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advisable. Inform your doctor if you experience nausea, vomiting and/or weight loss while taking this medicine.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Flutis 150mg Tablet, Onecan 400mg Tablet, Onitraz 100mg Capsule, AF 150mg Tablet DT

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Alkepin Odt 12.5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Clozapine

Yes. Alkepin odt is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, please consult your doctor
Alkepin odt is not a narcotic, addictive or a controlled drug
No. Alkepin odt is not a benzodiazepine. It is an anti-psychotic agent
Q. Can I take ibuprofen with clozapine?
Yes. You can take ibuprofen with clozapine if prescribed by your doctor
Alkepin odt may cause erectile dysfunction, low sperm count, sleepiness, weight gain or tardive dyskinesia. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor
Alkepin odt decreases anxiety and other symptoms in patients suffering from schizophrenia.
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