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Espazine 5mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Espazine 5mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It alters the thoughts and elevates the mood, improving the person’s ability to think, feel and behave.

Espazine 5mg Tablet should be taken with food, preferably at the same time each day. Take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a 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 it. 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 it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include dry mouth, abnormality of voluntary movements, urinary retention, constipation, and muscle rigidity. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Before taking it, inform your doctor if you are suffering from thyroid or kidney problems, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma, or any heart problems. You should not take this medicine if you are under the influence of alcohol or any sleep-inducing, cough, and/ or allergy medication. This medicine can also lead to weight gain, eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food, and exercise regularly.

Uses of Espazine Tablet

Side effects of Espazine Tablet

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 stiffness
  • Tremor

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

How Espazine Tablet works

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

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Espazine 5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Espazine 5mg 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
Espazine 5mg 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
Espazine 5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Espazine 5mg Tablet make u feel dizzy, drowsy or can cause blurred vision. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Espazine 5mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Espazine 5mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Espazine 5mg Tablet is not considered safe in patients with liver disease as per the available data.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Espazine 5mg 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 Espazine 5mg 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 Espazine 5mg Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Espazine 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
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Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
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Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
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Brand(s): Levopa
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Patient Concerns

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My father is taking espazine plus (BD) along with Kemadrin 5 mg (BD) but right now espazine plus is available at most of the market. Can i purchase any substitute of that medicine? If yes, then which one? Sorry Espazine plus is not available at any stores!
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Trifluperazine and trihexyphenidyl are available at pharmacies. Please take proper prescription for medicines, just because someone was prescribed medicines once, doesn't mean one should continue it without regular follow up.
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
Internal Medicine
Tab amlopress 5mg once daily
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