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Composition for APIZ

Aripiprazole(20 mg)

food interaction for APIZ

alcohol interaction for APIZ

pregnancy interaction for APIZ

lactation interaction for APIZ

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Apiz 20 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Apiz 20 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Apiz 20 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for APIZ

Aripiprazole(20 mg)

Uses

Apiz 20 mg tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (mental disorder in which patient interpret reality abnormally) and mania (abnormally elevated mood).

How it works

Apiz 20 mg tablet works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Common side effects

Nervousness, Back pain, Joint pain, Pain in extremity, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Headache, Heartburn, Increased saliva production, Increased appetite, Nausea, Vomiting, Weight gain

SUBSTITUTES for APIZ

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Expert advice for APIZ

  • Take special precaution while taking aripiprazole if you have high blood sugar or family history of diabetes ; seizure (fits), involuntary, irregular muscle movements, especially in the face; disease of heart or its blood vessels (cardiovascular diseases).
  • Do not use  aripiprazole if you feel you have gained weight, develop unusual movements, feel excessively sleepy so much that it interferes with your daily activities, or develop difficulty in swallowing, allergic reaction.
  • Avoid using aripiprazole if you are elderly patient and are suffering from dementia (loss of memory and other mental abilities), or if you have ever had stroke or “mini” stroke.
  • Do not take aripiprazole if you are having any thoughts or feelings about hurting yourself (suicidal thoughts and behaviors), as these have been reported when treated with aripiprazole.
  • Avoid using aripiprazole if you suffer from muscle stiffness or inflexibility with high fever, sweating, altered mental status, or very rapid or irregular heartbeat.
  • Do not drive or use any tools or machines if you feel drowsy after taking aripiprazole.

Frequently asked questions for APIZ

Aripiprazole

Q.Is aripiprazole addictive/narcotic/controlled substances?
No, aripiprazole is not an addictive, narcotic or controlled substances

Q.Is aripiprazole generic for Abilify?
Yes, aripiprazole is generic name of Abilify, the trade name

Q.Is aripiprazole a Benzodiazepine/ Benzo?
No, aripiprazole belongs to a group of medications called antipsychotic

Q.Is aripiprazole an antipsychotic?
Yes, it belongs to a group of medications called atypical antipsychotic.

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Content on this page was last updated on 27 November, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)