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Composition for EXAM

Amisulpride(50 mg)

food interaction for EXAM

alcohol interaction for EXAM

pregnancy interaction for EXAM

lactation interaction for EXAM

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Exam 50mg tablet er at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Exam 50mg tablet er may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Exam 50mg tablet er is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Amisulpride(50 mg)


Exam 50mg tablet er is used in treatment of acute and chronic schizophrenia with positive symptoms (hallucinations: feeling, seeing or hearing things which do not exist; strange and/ or frightening thoughts, changes in behaviour, usually aggressive) and negative symptoms (becoming withdrawn and subdued).

How it works

Exam 50mg tablet er belongs to a class of medicines called atypical antipsychotics. It works by maintaining the balance of certain chemicals in the brain, thereby controlling the symptoms of schizophrenia.

Common side effects

Absence of menstrual periods, Abnormal breast enlargement in male, Breast pain, Constipation, Decreased blood pressure, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Dry mouth, Unusual production of breast milk in women and men, Increased saliva production, Ejaculation disorder, Impotence, Insomnia, Sick, Feeling of discomfort, Muscle stiffness, Muscle cramp, Restlessness, Slow movement, Trembling, Uncoordinated body movements, Weight gain


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Expert advice for EXAM

  • Inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, have ever had fits (epileptic seizures), Parkinson’s disease, or suffering from dementia.
  • Inform your doctor if you have/have a family history of heart disease, uneven heart rate, slow heartbeat, heart disease/condition called prolonged QT interval, stroke, diabetes, blood clots, low levels of potassium in blood, low levels of white blood cells in blood (agranulocytosis).
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as amisulpride can cause drowsiness. 
  • Do not consume alcohol while on this treatment as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Do not stop amisulpride suddenly as it may increase the side effects.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you observe any of these symptoms: severe allergic reaction (with rash, itchy skin, swollen face, tongue or other body parts); blood clots; fit (seizure).
  • Tell your doctor if you are or are planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.

Frequently asked questions for EXAM


Q. Is amisulpride addictive/ a controlled drug?
Amisulpride is not addictive. However do follow your doctor’s instructions about dosage and duration of this treatment. It is not a controlled drug.
Q. Is amisulpride an antipsychotic/atypical antipsychotic?
Yes. Amisulpride is an atypical antipsychotic.
Q. Does amisulpride cause weight gain?
Amisulpride is known to cause weight gain. Consult your doctor if you observe weight gain after taking amisulpride.
Q. How long does amisulpride take to work?
It may take several weeks for a patient to get benefited from amisulpride treatment. Consult your doctor if you observe no improvement in your symptoms after six to eight weeks of treatment.


Content on this page was last updated on 29 July, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)