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Gencalm 5mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Gencalm 5mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia and anxiety disorder. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Gencalm 5mg Tablet is taken by mouth with food preferably before bedtime. It is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. 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 doctor as it may worsen your symptoms. Inform your doctor if you experience any abnormal movements, particularly of the face, lips, jaw, and tongue while taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise for regular monitoring of blood sugar and cholesterol levels also.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes dryness in mouth, urinary retention, constipation, and tremor. Initially, this medicine may cause sudden drop in the 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 and avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make drowsiness worse. This medicine can lead to weight gain, eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food, and exercise regularly to prevent it.

Uses of Gencalm Tablet

Side effects of Gencalm 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 rigidity
  • Tremor

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

How Gencalm Tablet works

Gencalm 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
Gencalm 5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gencalm 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
Gencalm 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
Gencalm 5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Gencalm 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 Gencalm 5mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Gencalm 5mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Gencalm 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 Gencalm 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 Gencalm 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 Gencalm 5mg Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Gencalm with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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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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