Arkazid 2mg Tablet

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RKG Pharma

Composition for Arkazid 2mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

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Alcohol
30.06
₹3.01/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Arkazid Tablet

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Uses of Arkazid Tablet

Arkazid 2mg Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.
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Side effects of Arkazid Tablet

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Sleepiness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Dry mouth, Abnormality of voluntary movements, Parkinsonism, Weight gain, Akathisia, Dystonia, Constipation, Abnormal vision.

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How to use Arkazid 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Arkazid 2mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Arkazid Tablet works

Arkazid 2mg tablet is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

In Depth Information on Arkazid Tablet

Expert advice for Arkazid Tablet

  • Take precautions as neuroleptic malignant syndrome (characterized by extreme body temperature, muscle rigidity, altered mental status) and tardive dyskinesia (disorder resulting in involuntary, repetitive body movements) has been reported with the long term use of pimozide.
  • If you have a history of a clinically significant low white blood cell or drug induced leukopenia/neutropenia (low white blood cell), you should have your complete blood count (CBC) monitored frequently during the first few months of therapy.
  • Use with caution if you are receiving anticonvulsant medication, with a history of seizures, or with EEG abnormalities.
  • Your blood electrolyte level (magnesium, potassium) should be regularly monitored.
  • Inform your doctor if you have heart problems or a history of irregular heartbeat, liver or kidney problems, a bowel obstruction, an enlarged prostate, or glaucoma, severe diarrhea, difficulty urinating, or high or low blood pressure.
  • Do not change your dose or stop taking pimozide, even if you are feeling well, as this may worsen your symptoms.
  • Use of pimozide may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision; it is advisable to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery under such circumstances till you feel fine.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol when receiving treatment with pimozide, as it may worsen the side effects.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Arkazid 2mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Arkazid 2mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Arkazid 2mg 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Arkazid 2mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation
. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Arkazid 2mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Arkazid 2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Arkazid 2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Arkazid 2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith liver disease. Dose adjustment of Arkazid 2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Flugee 150mg Tablet, Tramazac HP 50mg Injection, Zathrin Redimix Suspension

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Arkazid 2mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Pimozide

Arkazid is an antipsychotic that acts by altering the effect of a chemical (dopamine), thereby, decreasing abnormal activity in the brain.

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