Nishq-S 10 Tablet

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Introduction

Nishq-S 10 Tablet is a combination of two medicines used in the treatment of schizophrenia, a mental disorder that can result in hallucinations or delusions. It alters the thoughts and elevates the mood, improving the person’s ability to think, feel and behave.

Nishq-S 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time each day. 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 it. 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 dry mouth, vomiting, stomach upset, delayed ejaculation, sedation, urinary retention, low sexual desire, muscle rigidity, restlessness and tremors. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.  However, these are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you. 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.

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. Additionally, avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make drowsiness worse. This medicine can also lead to weight gain, eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food, and exercise regularly.

Uses of Nishq-S Tablet

Benefits of Nishq-S Tablet

In Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person’s thinking ability, feelings and behavior become abnormal. Nishq-S 10 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.

Side effects of Nishq-S 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 Nishq-S

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Sedation
  • Weight gain
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Urinary retention
  • Dizziness
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm)
  • Low sexual desire
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Restlessness
  • Tremor

How to use Nishq-S 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. Nishq-S 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Nishq-S Tablet works

Nishq-S 10 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Flupenthixol and Escitalopram Oxalate which have anxiety-lowering and mood-elevating effects. Flupenthixol is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood. Escitalopram Oxalate is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) which increases the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger that improves mood.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Nishq-S 10 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nishq-S 10 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
Nishq-S 10 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
Nishq-S 10 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Nishq-S 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nishq-S 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Nishq-S 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nishq-S 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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References

  1. Flupenthixol. Everard Close, Abbey View St Albans: Lundbeck Limited; 1982 [revised Dec. 2016]. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Escitalopram. Copenhagen, Denmark: H Lundbeck A/S; 2016. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Flupenthixol. Denmark: Lundbeck; 2013. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Drugs.com. Escitalopram Oxalate. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Country of Origin: India

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