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Pipra A 15mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Pipra A 15mg Tablet is an antipsychotic medicine. It is 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) and mania. It can also be used to treat depression and bipolar disorders.

Pipra A 15mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably in the morning. 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. The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. It may be increased gradually. It may take a few weeks before you start to feel better. 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 this can worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and blurred vision. 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. Please consult your doctor if these side effects do not resolve or worsen.

This medicine 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. your doctor will monitor your blood sugar and cholesterol levels periodically while you are taking this medication. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts while taking this medicine. Before taking the medicine you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. You should avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase some side effects.

Uses of Pipra A Tablet

Side effects of Pipra A Tablet

Common
  • Anxiety
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Increased saliva production
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Nausea
  • Parkinsonism
  • Restlessness
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremor
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Movement disorder

How to use Pipra A 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. Pipra A 15mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Pipra A Tablet works

Pipra A 15mg Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by changing the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Pipra A 15mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Pipra A 15mg 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
Pipra A 15mg 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
Pipra A 15mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pipra A 15mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Pipra A 15mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pipra A 15mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pipra A 15mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Pipra A 15mg Tablet for relieving psychotic symptoms and manic episodes.
  • It may take 4 to 6 weeks to see full effects on thoughts and mood. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Your doctor may advise you to take it in the morning if you experience any difficulty in sleeping.
  • It may increase your blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood sugar and cholesterol levels regularly.
  • Pipra A 15mg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Pipra A 15mg Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness. 
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes, unusual movements or develop suicidal thoughts.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Pipra A with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Clowil, Odis, Kamestin
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Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
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Brand(s): Itraspan, Canzit, Cositra
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Brand(s): Canticid
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Patient Concerns

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Suffering from Depression and Mania, what should be done
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Bipolar Affective Disorder is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by excessive mood swings leading to disruption in routine life. Treatment is with mood stabilizer medicines and antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
I an suffering from mania what should i do.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Mania is a component of Bipolar Affective Disorder. Bipolar Affective Disorder is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by excessive mood swings leading to disruption in routine life. Treatment is with mood stabilizer medicines and antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
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FAQs

Q. Is Pipra A a mood stabilizer?

Pipra A is effective in treating manic episodes and other mood symptoms of bipolar disorder but not for the depressive episodes. Therefore, it can be combined with mood stabilizers like valproate to treat bipolar disorders.

Q. How long does Pipra A take to work?

The benefit of Pipra A may appear after a few days or few weeks of starting Pipra A. It may take 4-6 weeks to see the full benefits of this medicine.

Q. Does Pipra A affect you sexually?

Yes, Pipra A may cause prolonged and painful erection (priapism) in some patients. It may also cause impulse control disorder wherein the patient may develop urges or cravings that are irresistible and unusual for that person. In this case, the patient may develop an abnormally high sex drive or may experience an increase in sexual thoughts or feelings. Consult your doctor who may modify your dose or may advise to stop Pipra A.

Q. What is the most important thing that I should know about Pipra A?

Pipra A is not approved in elderly patients with dementia as it may increase the risk of causing death. Dementia is a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities. This may further cause changes in mood and personality. Furthermore, patients with depression should be closely monitored when being given Pipra A, as they can develop suicidal tendencies.

Q. What should I avoid while using Pipra A?

Pipra A may commonly cause sleepiness, sedation, dizziness, blurred vision, and double vision. Avoid driving and using heavy machinery if you experience these symptoms. You should also avoid over-exercise, over-exposure to heat or getting dehydrated by avoiding direct sunlight. It is recommended to stay indoors in hot weather, and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

Q. Can Pipra A be taken by diabetics?

Pipra A may cause an increase in blood sugar levels. Extremely high levels of blood sugar may cause coma and death. Therefore, if you have diabetes, you should stay alert and check your blood sugar levels regularly.

Q. Does Pipra A cause weight gain?

Pipra A may cause weight gain in some patients. This medicine may also increase the cholesterol and fat levels in the blood. If you gain weight during treatment with Pipra A, consult your doctor for diet and exercise advice.

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