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Arip MT 5 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Arip MT Tablet

Arip MT 5 Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania. It can also be used to treat depression and bipolar disorders. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Arip MT 5 Tablet is taken by mouth with or without food preferably at morning. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain 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 doctor as it may worsen your symptoms. Some common side effects of this medicine includes nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, and dryness in mouth. Initially, this medicine may cause sudden drop in the 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 may increase your blood sugar and cholesterol levels. However, modifying your lifestyle by having a healthy diet and doing exercise regularly can reduce this side effect. Remember to inform doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts while taking this medicine.

Uses of Arip MT Tablet

Arip MT 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 Arip MT 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. Arip MT 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Arip MT Tablet works

Arip MT 5 Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Arip MT Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Arip MT 5 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Arip MT 5 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Arip MT 5 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
Arip MT 5 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Arip MT 5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Arip MT 5 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Arip MT 5 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Arip MT 5 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Arip MT 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.
  • Arip MT 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 Arip MT 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 Arip MT with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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LIFE-THREATENING
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Arip MT

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I am taking amazeo od 400 mg and arip mt 10 mg .is this medicine common for all mental problems
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
No, both are antipsychotic medicines, usually given for psychosis, pathological anxiety or for augmentation of antidepressants
I have sleep disorder from last 8 years. During the sleep dreams comes. I took quatan 25mg and nexito forte approx 5 years.After changing the doctor i have been prescribed mirtaz 7.5mg ,nexito 10 and 0.5 lonazep fir 2 years. After that i took sertraline 50mg ,lonazep 0.5mg then 100 mg sertraline ,lonazep 0.5mg then mirnite 15mg then 100 mg sertraline ,lonazep 0.5mg and arip mt-5 . I am getting a solutions for sleep disorder. You are requested to review and advise me.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Sleep problems are often caused by underlying physical and/ or psychological cause. This requires examination of the patient so that proper treatment can be initiated. Often stress/ anxiety/ depression or mood disorder needs to be dealt with and sleeping pills are not adequate treatment. Please go through the link below - http://drjyotikapoor.com/2015/01/26/sleep-disorders/
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FAQs

Q. Is Arip MT a mood stabilizer?

Arip MT is effective in treating manic episodes and other mood symptoms of bipolar disorder but not for the depressive episodes. Therefore, it can be combined with mood stabilizers like valproate to treat bipolar disorders.

Q. How long does Arip MT take to work?

The benefit of Arip MT may appear after a few days or few weeks of starting Arip MT. It may take 4-6 weeks to see the full benefits of this medicine.

Q. Does Arip MT affect you sexually?

Yes, Arip MT may cause prolonged and painful erection (priapism) in some patients. It may also cause impulse control disorder wherein the patient may develop urges or cravings that are irresistible and unusual for that person. In this case, the patient may develop an abnormally high sex drive or may experience an increase in sexual thoughts or feelings. Consult your doctor who may modify your dose or may advise to stop Arip MT.

Q. What is the most important thing that I should know about Arip MT?

Arip MT is not approved in elderly patients with dementia as it may increase the risk of causing death. Dementia is a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities. This may further cause changes in mood and personality. Furthermore, patients with depression should be closely monitored when being given Arip MT, as they can develop suicidal tendencies.

Q. What should I avoid while using Arip MT?

Arip MT may commonly cause sleepiness, sedation, dizziness, blurred vision, and double vision. Avoid driving and using heavy machinery if you experience these symptoms. You should also avoid over-exposure to heat or getting dehydrated by avoiding direct sunlight, staying indoors, drinking plenty of water and avoiding overexercise.

Q. Can Arip MT be taken by diabetics?

Arip MT may cause an increase in blood sugar levels. Extremely high levels of blood sugar may cause coma and death. Therefore, if you have diabetes, you should stay alert and check your blood sugar levels regularly.

Q. Does Arip MT cause weight gain?

Arip MT may cause weight gain in some patients. This medicine may also increase the cholesterol and fat levels in the blood. If you gain weight during treatment with Arip MT, consult your doctor for diet and exercise advice.

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