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Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet is an antipsychotic medicine. It is 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) and mania. It can also be used to treat depression and bipolar disorders.

Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably in the morning. 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. The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. It may be increased gradually. It may take a few weeks before you start to feel better. 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 this can worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and blurred vision. 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. Please consult your doctor if these side effects do not resolve or worsen.

This medicine 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. your doctor will monitor your blood sugar and cholesterol levels periodically while you are taking this medication. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts while taking this medicine. Before taking the medicine you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. You should avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase some side effects.

Uses of Ariphrenz Tablet

Benefits of Ariphrenz Tablet

In Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person’s thinking ability, feelings and behavior become abnormal. Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet helps restore the chemical imbalances in the brain that are responsible for such changes. It improves thoughts, behavior and enhances the quality of life.

In Mania

Mania means extremely excited or elevated mood. Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet helps calm the mood and relax the nerves. This stabilises the mood and prevents the symptoms of mania from recurring again. Taking Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet will ensure that you have a better social life and are able to do daily activities more comfortably.

Side effects of Ariphrenz Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ariphrenz

  • Akathisia (inability to stay still)
  • Anxiety
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Increased saliva production
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Nausea
  • Parkinsonism
  • Restlessness
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremor
  • Vomiting

How to use Ariphrenz 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. Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ariphrenz Tablet works

Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by changing the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ariphrenz 20mg 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
Ariphrenz 20mg 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
Ariphrenz 20mg 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
Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Ariphrenz 20mg 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.
  • Your doctor may advise you to take it in the morning if you experience any difficulty in sleeping.
  • It may increase your blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood sugar and cholesterol levels regularly.
  • Ariphrenz 20mg 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 Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness. 
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes, unusual movements or develop suicidal thoughts.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dihydrocarbostyril Drivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ariphrenz with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Is Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet a mood stabilizer?

Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet 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 Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet take to work?

The benefit of Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet may appear after a few days or few weeks of starting Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet. It may take 4-6 weeks to see the full benefits of this medicine.

Q. Does Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet affect you sexually?

Yes, Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet 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 Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet.

Q. What is the most important thing that I should know about Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet?

Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet 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 Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet, as they can develop suicidal tendencies.

Q. What should I avoid while using Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet?

Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet 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-exercise, over-exposure to heat or getting dehydrated by avoiding direct sunlight. It is recommended to stay indoors in hot weather, and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

Q. Can Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet be taken by diabetics?

Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet 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 Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet cause weight gain?

Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet 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 Ariphrenz 20mg Tablet, consult your doctor for diet and exercise advice.

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