Alkepin Odt 200 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Alkepin Odt Tablet

Alkepin Odt 200 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

Alkepin Odt Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Constipation
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Restlessness
  • Tremor

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. Alkepin Odt 200 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alkepin Odt Tablet works

Alkepin Odt 200 mg Tablet is an atypical antipsychotics. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affects thoughts.

Alkepin Odt Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Alkepin Odt 200 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Alkepin Odt 200 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Alkepin Odt 200 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
If Alkepin Odt 200 mg Tablet is used, monitor the baby for excessive sedation. Periodically, keep a check on the baby's white blood cell count as well.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
You may feel tired, drowsy, dizzy or you may feel faint while taking ClozapineAlkepin Odt 200 mg Tablet, especially during the early stages of treatment. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alkepin Odt 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alkepin Odt 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Alkepin Odt 200 mg Tablet is may not be advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Alkepin Odt 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alkepin Odt 200 mg 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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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alkepin Odt with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Alkepin Odt

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Hi doctor, i have the problem of angryness, i have been diagnosed schizophrenia. I get higly angry sometimes due to which my parents relationship with me gets affected. I am taking following medicines 1. Alkepin odt 50 (n) 2. Joykem odt 100 (n) 3. Prodep 20 (m) Please help me if i can alter any medicine for my benefit. I have been taking above medicine by the priscription of a psychiatrist.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Medicines are prescribed after clinical examination. This portal is to guide you regarding your problems and clarify doubts. Please see a psychiatrist for treatment. 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.
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.
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FAQs

Q. Is Alkepin Odt safe?

Yes. Alkepin Odt is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, please consult your doctor

Q. Is Alkepin Odt a narcotic, addictive, controlled substance?

Alkepin Odt is not a narcotic, addictive or a controlled drug

Q. Is Alkepin Odt a benzodiazepine?

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

Q. Does Alkepin Odt cause erectile dysfunction, tardive dyskinesia, weight-gain, sleepiness or low sperm count?

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

Q. Does Alkepin Odt help with anxiety?

Alkepin Odt decreases anxiety and other symptoms in patients suffering from schizophrenia.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 14th Nov 2017.
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