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Lurafore 80mg Tablet

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Introduction

Lurafore 80mg 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. It can also be used to treat depression, mania and bipolar disorders.

Lurafore 80mg Tablet should be taken with food. 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 stop taking this medicine suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, dryness in mouth, and insomnia (difficulty sleeping). 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. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts while taking this medicine.

This medicine may increase your weight but, modifying your lifestyle by having a healthy diet and exercising regularly can reduce this side effect. You should be cautious as in rare cases it may cause serious side effects like high blood sugar levels or seizures.

Uses of Lurafore Tablet

Benefits of Lurafore Tablet

In Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person’s thinking ability, feelings and behavior become abnormal. Lurafore 80mg Tablet helps restore the chemical imbalances in the brain that are responsible for such changes. It improves thoughts, behavior and enhances the quality of life. Take it as prescribed by the doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the most benefits.

Side effects of Lurafore 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 Lurafore

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain
  • Sleepiness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Indigestion
  • Parkinsonism
  • Akathisia (inability to stay still)
  • Anxiety
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Restlessness
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Increased saliva production

How to use Lurafore 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. Lurafore 80mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Lurafore Tablet works

Lurafore 80mg Tablet work by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affects thoughts.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lurafore 80mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lurafore 80mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lurafore 80mg 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
Lurafore 80mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lurafore 80mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lurafore 80mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Lurafore 80mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lurafore 80mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Lurafore 80mg Tablet helps treat schizophrenia.
  • It has a lower risk of causing weight gain and changes to cholesterol, blood sugar, and heart rhythm as compared to other similar medicines.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Lurafore 80mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not consume alcohol while on treatment with this medicine as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice any abnormal or uncontrolled movements.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Thiazole Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. Can Lurafore 80mg Tablet be used during pregnancy?

Lurafore 80mg Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy unless this has been prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor will monitor your baby closely after birth because giving Lurafore 80mg Tablet during the last 3 months to the mother may cause shaking, sleepiness, agitation, breathing problems, difficulty in feeding and muscle stiffness and/or weakness in the baby.

Q. What monitoring is required during treatment with Lurafore 80mg Tablet?

Lurafore 80mg Tablet may cause an increase in blood sugar levels in diabetic patients or those having risk factors for diabetes. It may also decrease white blood cell count and increase prolactin, cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Therefore, during treatment with Lurafore 80mg Tablet, your doctor may get blood tests done to check for blood sugar levels, blood cell counts, prolactin levels (hormone) and cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Q. How should Lurafore 80mg Tablet be taken?

Lurafore 80mg Tablet should be swallowed whole with water in order to mask the bitter taste. You should take it during meals or just after having meals as this helps the body to take up the medicine and allows it to work better. Try to take it at the same time every day, so that you remember to take it.

Q. Does Lurafore 80mg Tablet cause weight gain?

Weight gain is a common side effect of Lurafore 80mg Tablet, though not everyone is affected. If you experience weight gain on taking Lurafore 80mg Tablet, talk to your doctor or a nutritionist. Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help you maintain your weight.

Q. How long does Lurafore 80mg Tablet take to work?

Lurafore 80mg Tablet does not show any immediate improvement. It may take several days to weeks to notice improvement in symptoms. The patient is continuously monitored during this time.

Q. What should be avoided while taking Lurafore 80mg Tablet?

Alcohol should be avoided while taking Lurafore 80mg Tablet since taking both together may cause severe side effects. In addition to that, you should not drink grapefruit juice while on Lurafore 80mg Tablet since it affects the way it works.

Q. What is the most important information I should know about Lurafore 80mg Tablet?

Lurafore 80mg Tablet can cause increased risk of death in elderly people who have confusion, memory loss or have lost touch with reality (dementia-related psychosis). It is important to know that Lurafore 80mg Tablet may increase suicidal thoughts or behavior in some children, teenagers, and young adults within the first few months of treatment and when the dose is changed.

Q. Does Lurafore 80mg Tablet cause dizziness?

Yes, Lurafore 80mg Tablet may cause dizziness, sleepiness and vision problems. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should avoid driving or using heavy machinery.

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References

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Expires on or after: March, 2021

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