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Arifine 2.5 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Arifine Tablet

Arifine Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Sleepiness
  • Dyspepsia
  • Increased saliva production
  • Parkinsonism
  • Akathisia
  • Dystonia
  • Restlessness
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Tremor
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

How to use Arifine 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. Arifine 2.5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Arifine Tablet works

Arifine 2.5 Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Arifine Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Arifine 2.5 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Arifine 2.5 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, 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
Arifine 2.5 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Arifine 2.5 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Arifine 2.5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Arifine 2.5 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
Arifine 2.5 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Arifine 2.5 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Arifine 2.5 Tablet for relieving psychotic symptoms and manic episodes.
  • It may take 4 to 6 weeks to see full effects on thoughts and mood. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Take it in the morning to avoid difficulty sleeping.
  • It may increase your blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
  • Arifine 2.5 Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Arifine 2.5 Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness. 
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes, unusual movements or develop suicidal thoughts.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Arifine 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): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tremash, Tropidol, Dolfi
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS

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FAQs

Q. Is Arifine addictive/narcotic/controlled substances?

No, Arifine is not an addictive, narcotic or controlled substances

Q. Is Arifine generic for Abilify?

Yes, Arifine is generic name of Abilify, the trade name

Q. Is Arifine a Benzodiazepine/ Benzo?

No, Arifine belongs to a group of medications called antipsychotic

Q. Is Arifine an antipsychotic?

Yes, it belongs to a group of medications called atypical antipsychotic.

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