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Amisant 50 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Amisant 50 Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia, a mental disorder that can result in hallucinations or delusions and also adversely affects a person’s ability to think and behave.

Amisant 50 Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably before bedtime. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, and dryness in the mouth. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, so it is better to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine can lead to weight gain and may increase your blood sugar and cholesterol levels. However, modifying your lifestyle by having a healthy diet and exercising regularly can reduce this side effect.

Uses of Amisant Tablet

Side effects of Amisant Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Dystonia
  • Akathisia
  • Parkinsonism
  • Increased prolactin level in blood

How to use Amisant 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. Amisant 50 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Amisant Tablet works

Amisant 50 Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Amisant 50 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Amisant 50 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Amisant 50 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Amisant 50 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
You may feel less alert, drowsy or sleepy while taking this medicine. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Amisant 50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Amisant 50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Amisant 50 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amisant 50 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Amisant 50 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Amisant 50 Tablet helps treat schizophrenia.
  • Take it at bedtime to avoid feeling sleepy during the day.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Amisant 50 Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Do not consume alcohol while on treatment with this medicine as it may worsen the side effects.
  • It may cause increased weight, blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides (fat) levels. Eat healthy and exercise regularly.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking Amisant 50 Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Amisant 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

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Is schizophrenia a major disorder. My psychiatrist prescribed me with sizodon 10 and soltus 50
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
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. Does Amisant make you sleepy?

Yes, Amisant may make you sleepy, drowsy, less alert, and may even blur your vision. If you experience these symptoms you should not drive or operate heavy machinery.

Q. When should I take Amisant?

The time of taking the medicine will be suggested by your doctor depending upon your dose. Doses up to 300 mg can be taken anytime of the day but preferably at the same time each day. Doses more than 300 mg can be taken half in the morning and half in the evening. You can take the medicine during or between meals.

Q. What does Amisant do to the brain?

Amisant belongs to antipsychotic class of medicines. It acts against dopamine receptors in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter which helps in regulating mood and behavior. Schizophrenia is associated with an overactivity of dopamine in the brain, and this overactivity may cause delusions and hallucinations. Amisant prevents this excessive activity of dopamine in the brain which helps in treating symptoms of schizophrenia.

Q. Does Amisant help with anxiety?

No, there is no data to support the use of Amisant in the treatment of anxiety. On the contrary, anxiety is a common side effect of Amisant.

Q. Can I stop taking Amisant after some time?

No, you should keep taking Amisant as long as your doctor has advised. Do not stop the medication even if you feel better. Stopping it suddenly may worsen your condition or symptoms may come back. Talk to your doctor who will gradually reduce your dose.

Q. Who should not take Amisant?

You should not take Amisant if you are under 15 years of age, allergic to it, have breast cancer or a tumor known as prolactinoma. Avoid taking Amisant if you are breastfeeding, have tumor of adrenal glands (pheochromocytoma), or if you are taking certain medicines like levodopa, medicines to treat heart rhythm disorders, etc.

Q. Is Amisant addictive?

No, there is no evidence to say that Amisant causes addiction. Also, its use is not known to have any tendency for abuse.

Q. What are the withdrawal symptoms of Amisant?

Suddenly stopping Amisant may cause withdrawal symptoms which include nausea, vomiting, sweating, difficulty sleeping, extreme restlessness, muscle stiffness or abnormal movements, or your original condition may come back. Therefore, it is advised to gradually reduce the dose of Amisant.

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