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Amistride 100 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Amistride Tablet

Amistride 100 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

Amistride Tablet side effects

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

How to use Amistride 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. Amistride 100 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Amistride Tablet works

Amistride 100 mg Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Amistride Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Amistride 100 mg Tablet 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
Amistride 100 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
You may feel less alert, drowsy or sleepy while taking this medicine. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Amistride 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Amistride 100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Amistride 100 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
Amistride 100 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Amistride 100 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • Amistride 100 mg 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 Amistride 100 mg 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 Amistride 100 mg Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Amistride with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Tremash, Tropidol, Dolfi
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Amistride

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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.
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 Amistride addictive/ a controlled drug?

Amistride is not addictive. However do follow your doctor’s instructions about dosage and duration of this treatment. It is not a controlled drug

Q. Is Amistride an antipsychotic/atypical antipsychotic?

Yes. Amistride is an atypical antipsychotic

Q. Does Amistride cause weight gain?

Amistride is known to cause weight gain. Consult your doctor if you observe weight gain after taking Amistride

Q. How long does Amistride take to work?

It may take several weeks for a patient to get benefited from Amistride treatment. Consult your doctor if you observe no improvement in your symptoms after six to eight weeks of treatment.
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25,Puliyur 2'nd Main Road, Trustpuram, Kodambakkam, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India, Pincode 600024
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