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Carilift 4.5mg Capsule

Product introduction

Carilift 4.5mg Capsule is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (a mental disorder that can result in hallucinations or delusions and also adversely affect a person’s ability to think and behave) and mania. It is also used to treat bipolar disorders.

Carilift 4.5mg Capsule may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this in the dose and duration advised by your doctor, and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor, as this may worsen your symptoms. However, discontinue this medicine immediately if you experience neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), characterized by fever, muscle rigidity, and altered consciousness or seizures.

Some common side effects of Carilift 4.5mg Capsule include extrapyramidal symptoms, akathisia, dyspepsia, vomiting, somnolence, and restlessness. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in 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; therefore, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may increase your weight, but modifying your lifestyle by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can reduce this side effect.

You should be cautious while using this medicine as it may increase the risk of developing diabetes, so it is better to monitor glucose regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts while taking this medicine.

Uses of Carilift Capsule

Benefits of Carilift Capsule

In Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person’s thinking ability, feelings, and behavior become abnormal. Carilift 4.5mg Capsule 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. Carilift 4.5mg Capsule helps calm the mood and relax the nerves. This stabilizes the mood and prevents the symptoms of mania from recurring again. Taking Carilift 4.5mg Capsule will ensure that you have a better social life and are able to do daily activities more comfortably.

Side effects of Carilift Capsule

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 Carilift

  • Extrapyramidal symptoms
  • Akathisia (inability to stay still)
  • Dyspepsia
  • Sleepiness
  • Restlessness

How to use Carilift Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Carilift 4.5mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Carilift Capsule works

Carilift 4.5mg Capsule is a medication that works to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It rebalances chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin in the brain to improve mood, thinking, and behavior.

Safety advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Carilift 4.5mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Carilift 4.5mg Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
Carilift 4.5mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
It is not known whether Carilift 4.5mg Capsule alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Carilift 4.5mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Carilift 4.5mg Capsule is recommended.
Carilift 4.5mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Carilift 4.5mg Capsule is recommended.

What if you forget to take Carilift Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Carilift 4.5mg Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • It is better to take Carilift 4.5mg Capsule at night as this medicine may produce drowsiness or sleepiness.
  • Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy.
  • Carilift 4.5mg Capsule can cause dehydration, so increase your fluid intake accordingly.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking any antidepressants.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Carilift 4.5mg Capsule can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
  • If you develop any depressing or suicidal thoughts or ideas, let your doctor know about it as soon as possible.
  • If you have diabetes, you should monitor your blood glucose levels regularly, as Carilift 4.5mg Capsule may affect the sugar levels in your blood.
  • Avoid alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Try to keep your appointments regular with your doctor. This is so the doctor can check on your progress.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
Atypical Antipsychotics

Interaction with drugs

Taking Carilift with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Clowil, Odis, Kamestin
Brand(s): Geoflu, Con F, Fucan
Brand(s): Itraspan, Itoz, Sitra
Brand(s): Ketozoe

Patient concerns

I am suffering from mania .what should i do.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
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Suffering from Depression and Mania, what should be done
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Bipolar Affective Disorder is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by excessive mood swings leading to disruption in routine life. Treatment is with mood stabilizer medicines and antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.


Q. How long does it take for Carilift 4.5mg Capsule to work?

Like many medicines, Carilift 4.5mg Capsule does not work straight away. You might start feeling calmer and more relaxed after a few weeks of taking this medicine.

Q. Why is Carilift 4.5mg Capsule prescribed?

Carilift 4.5mg Capsule is an antipsychotic drug used to treat manic episodes and schizophrenia, a mood disorder. It shortens the time to recovery and prevents mania from returning.

Q. How many times a day can I take Carilift 4.5mg Capsule?

Carilift 4.5mg Capsule should be taken once daily with or without food or as advised by your doctor. Always follow your doctor's instructions for taking this medicine.

Q. Does Carilift 4.5mg Capsule cause sleepiness?

Sleepiness or somnolence is a common side effect of Carilift 4.5mg Capsule. Refrain from indulging in driving and heavy activities during your treatment. It is better to talk to your doctor if you experience sleep problems while taking Carilift 4.5mg Capsule.

Q. Is Carilift 4.5mg Capsule addictive?

No, Carilift 4.5mg Capsule is not addictive in nature. No habit-forming potential has been seen with its use. However, always follow your doctor's advice regarding the duration of its use.

Q. Does Carilift 4.5mg Capsule affect blood sugar level?

If you have diabetes, you may need to check your blood sugar (glucose) more frequently as this medicine may affect the levels of sugar in your blood. Your doctor will be able to advise you correctly about this.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Carilift 4.5mg Capsule?

It is recommended that people taking this medicine should not drink alcohol. Carilift 4.5mg Capsule is an antipsychotic and taking it with alcohol can cause severe drowsiness which can lead to falls and accidents. Also, drinking alcohol may worsen mania, depression, and anxiety. Discuss any concerns you have with your healthcare professional.

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