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Elicalm 5 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Elicalm Tablet

Elicalm Tablet side effects

Common
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Sleepiness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Abnormality of voluntary movements
  • Weight gain
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Urinary retention
  • Constipation
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Tremor

How to use Elicalm 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. Elicalm 5 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Elicalm Tablet works

Elicalm 5 mg Tablet is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Elicalm Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Elicalm 5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Elicalm 5 mg 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
Elicalm 5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Elicalm 5 mg Tablet make u feel dizzy, drowsy or can cause blurred vision. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Elicalm 5 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Elicalm 5 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Elicalm 5 mg Tablet is not considered safe in patients with liver disease as per the available data.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Elicalm 5 mg Tablet for the treatment of schizophrenia.
  • It may cause less weight gain as compared to other similar medicines.
  • Take it at bedtime to avoid feeling sleepy during the day.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Elicalm 5 mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can cause increased sedation.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience abnormal movements, particularly of the face, lips, jaw and tongue, while taking this medicine.
  • It may increase your blood sugar and cholesterol level. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
  • Don't stop taking Elicalm 5 mg Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Elicalm with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Elicalm

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Please suggest medicine as I suffer from high blood pressure(160/95) and Anxiety disorder I.e.always feel worried.I am non diabetic with no other ailment or disease.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Tab amlopress 5mg once daily
I have hyperacidity pitta gas due to which i have high blood pressure and anxiety disorder some time whwn there is no gas my bp comes normal doctor has given me telpress ct 40 how can the bp come in control and all report are normalMy bp was 160/100
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take avipattikar churan 1 spoon twice with water before meal, kaam dudha ras 1 tab twice, brahmi vati 2 tablet twice with water
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