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Ilopride 4 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Ilopride Tablet

Ilopride 4 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Ilopride 4 mg Tablet is taken by mouth with or without food. However, 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 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 is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to doctor as it may worsen your symptoms. Before taking this medicine it is important to inform doctor if you are suffering from high body temperature and muscle stiffness (neuroleptic malignant syndrome), have heart disease, diabetes, fits (epilepsy), stroke, paralysis, or certain types of cancer or liver problems.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes fatigue, dryness in mouth, and sleepiness. Initially, this medicine may cause sudden drop in the blood pressure when you change positions, so drink plenty of fluids and it is better to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness, so 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 having a healthy diet and doing exercise regularly can reduce this side effect.

Uses of Ilopride Tablet

Ilopride Tablet side effects

Common
  • Fatigue
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Sleepiness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Weight gain
  • Dizziness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)

How to use Ilopride 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. Ilopride 4 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ilopride Tablet works

Ilopride 4 mg Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Ilopride Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Ilopride 4 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ilopride 4 mg 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ilopride 4 mg 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
Ilopride 4 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ilopride 4 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ilopride 4 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ilopride 4 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ilopride 4 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ilopride 4 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Avoid getting too cold, or becoming overheated or dehydrated as iloperidone may make you more sensitive to extreme temperature such as very hot or cold conditions.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to maintain hydration, especially in hot weather and during exercise.
  • Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position as you may feel dizzy while taking iloperidone. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
  • Do not start iloperidone if you have history of fits (seizures), stroke, paralysis or certain types of cancer (e.g. breast, pancreas or pituitary); reduced white blood cells (neutropenia) or count (leucopenia); low blood potassium or magnesium levels; high blood prolactin levels, heart, liver or kidney disease; diabetes, trouble in swallowing, memory disorder (dementia), Alzheimer disease (memory loss disorder), Parkinson disease (movement disorder), neuroleptic malignant syndrome (fever, altered mental status and muscle rigidity), suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery as iloperidone may make you feel sleepy or dizzy.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Iloperidone as it may worsen the side effects.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ilopride with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Itraspan, Canzit, Cositra
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Kopram
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tremash, Tropidol, Dolfi
SERIOUS

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FAQs

Q. What is Ilopride used for?

Ilopride is used in adults to treat schizophrenia (psychiatric disorder with symptoms of emotional instability, detachment from reality, often with delusions and hallucinations, and withdrawal into the self).

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