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Joykem 200mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Joykem 200mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia, a mental disorder that can result in hallucinations or delusions and also adversely affects a person’s ability to think and behave.

Joykem 200mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably before bedtime. However, it is advised to 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. 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 nausea, vomiting, and dryness in the mouth. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, so 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 can lead to weight gain and may increase your blood sugar and cholesterol levels. However, modifying your lifestyle by having a healthy diet and exercising regularly can reduce this side effect.

Uses of Joykem Tablet

Side effects of Joykem Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Joykem

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Dystonia (involuntary muscle contractions)
  • Akathisia (inability to stay still)
  • Parkinsonism
  • Increased prolactin level in blood

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Dryness in mouth
    Keep a drink available that you can sip through the day. Rinse your mouth with warm salted water and chew sugarless gum or hard candy. Try breathing through your nose more often than your mouth. Avoid caffeinated beverages, smoking and alcohol because they can make your condition worse. Use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy, salty or sugary. If this side effect bothers you or does not go away, talk to your doctor about artificial saliva products or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.
  • Coping with Weight gain
    Try to eat a healthy balanced diet without increasing your portion sizes. Avoid processed meat or poultry and seafood. Eat small, frequent meals and eat slowly. Do not snack on foods that contain a lot of calories such as crisps, cakes, biscuits and sweets. If you feel hungry between meals, eat fruits and vegetables which have low calories. Avoid reaching for a sugary drink if you feel stressed. Fasting once a week can be an effective way to lose weight. Make sure you get enough sleep. With proper diet and lifestyle changes, you might not gain any weight or may gain only a small amount. Even then if it bothers you, ask your doctor if there are any alternative medicines that do not have this side effect.
  • Coping with Decreased blood pressure
    Get up slowly from a sitting or lying position. Try to avoid changing positions suddenly even in general. Try crossing your legs when you are sitting and wearing compression stockings. Drink plenty of water and try eating smaller, more frequent meals. Although salt is not good for everyone (and bad for some people), if you have low blood pressure increasing your intake of salt (sodium) can raise your blood pressure. Cut down the amount of alcohol you drink. If your blood pressure becomes very low, you should talk to your doctor.

How to use Joykem 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. Joykem 200mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Joykem Tablet works

Joykem 200mg Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Joykem 200mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Joykem 200mg 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
Joykem 200mg 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
Joykem 200mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
You may feel less alert, drowsy or sleepy while taking this medicine. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Joykem 200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Joykem 200mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Joykem 200mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Joykem 200mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Joykem 200mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Joykem 200mg Tablet helps treat schizophrenia.
  • Take it at bedtime to avoid feeling sleepy during the day.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Joykem 200mg 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.
  • Do not consume alcohol while on treatment with this medicine as it may worsen the side effects.
  • It may cause increased weight, blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides (fat) levels. Eat healthy and exercise regularly.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking Joykem 200mg Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Denzamide Derivative
Habit Forming
No

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Patient Concerns

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Hi doctor, i have the problem of angryness, i have been diagnosed schizophrenia. I get higly angry sometimes due to which my parents relationship with me gets affected. I am taking following medicines 1. Alkepin odt 50 (n) 2. Joykem odt 100 (n) 3. Prodep 20 (m) Please help me if i can alter any medicine for my benefit. I have been taking above medicine by the priscription of a psychiatrist.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Medicines are prescribed after clinical examination. This portal is to guide you regarding your problems and clarify doubts. Please see a psychiatrist for treatment. Schizophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Coping with a mental disorder as serious as schizophrenia can be challenging, both for the person with the condition and for friends and family. Here are some ways to cope: 1. Learn about schizophrenia. Education about the disorder can help motivate the person with the disease to stick to the treatment plan. Education can help friends and family understand the disorder and be more compassionate with the person who has it. 2. Join a support group. Support groups for people with schizophrenia can help them reach out to others facing similar challenges. Support groups may also help family and friends cope. 3. Stay focused on goals. Managing schizophrenia is an ongoing process. Keeping treatment goals in mind can help the person with schizophrenia stay motivated. Help your loved one remember to take responsibility for managing the illness and working toward goals. 4. Ask about social services assistance. These services may be able to assist with affordable counselling services, job placements and other daily activities. 5. Learn relaxation and stress management. The person with schizophrenia and loved ones may benefit from stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga or tai chi. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
My sister is on medication for schizophrenia since 2005 under Dr. K.K.Sinha of Ranchi. The medicines were stopped in April 2013 However problem reoccurred 4 months later. She was given Quel 200, Joykem 200 and Kamiyan 100. Quel was dropped 6 months later. Power of Joykem and Kamiyan were reduced slowly. For the last 1 year she is taking Prati CR 12.5 as the problem was diminished. But the problem has surfaced again with full severity. Doctor has given date after 2 months. What should be done for the period ? Name of the medicines has been wrongly typed. It's Lamosyn , not Kamiyan. And it's pexti , nor Prati.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
If the patient isn't improving, see your doctor again.
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FAQs

Q. Does Joykem make you sleepy?

Yes, Joykem may make you sleepy, drowsy, less alert, and may even blur your vision. If you experience these symptoms you should not drive or operate heavy machinery.

Q. When should I take Joykem?

The time of taking the medicine will be suggested by your doctor depending upon your dose. Doses up to 300 mg can be taken anytime of the day but preferably at the same time each day. Doses more than 300 mg can be taken half in the morning and half in the evening. You can take the medicine during or between meals.

Q. What does Joykem do to the brain?

Joykem belongs to antipsychotic class of medicines. It acts against dopamine receptors in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter which helps in regulating mood and behavior. Schizophrenia is associated with an overactivity of dopamine in the brain, and this overactivity may cause delusions and hallucinations. Joykem prevents this excessive activity of dopamine in the brain which helps in treating symptoms of schizophrenia.

Q. Does Joykem help with anxiety?

No, there is no data to support the use of Joykem in the treatment of anxiety. On the contrary, anxiety is a common side effect of Joykem.

Q. Can I stop taking Joykem after some time?

No, you should keep taking Joykem as long as your doctor has advised. Do not stop the medication even if you feel better. Stopping it suddenly may worsen your condition or symptoms may come back. Talk to your doctor who will gradually reduce your dose.

Q. Who should not take Joykem?

You should not take Joykem if you are under 15 years of age, allergic to it, have breast cancer or a tumor known as prolactinoma. Avoid taking Joykem if you are breastfeeding, have tumor of adrenal glands (pheochromocytoma), or if you are taking certain medicines like levodopa, medicines to treat heart rhythm disorders, etc.

Q. Is Joykem addictive?

No, there is no evidence to say that Joykem causes addiction. Also, its use is not known to have any tendency for abuse.

Q. What are the withdrawal symptoms of Joykem?

Suddenly stopping Joykem may cause withdrawal symptoms which include nausea, vomiting, sweating, difficulty sleeping, extreme restlessness, muscle stiffness or abnormal movements, or your original condition may come back. Therefore, it is advised to gradually reduce the dose of Joykem.

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