Psycodon 3mg Tablet

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Introduction

Psycodon 3mg Tablet 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.

Psycodon 3mg Tablet may be taken with or without 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 in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. This medication mustn't be stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms. However, discontinue this medicine immediately if you experience Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), characterized by fever, muscle rigidity, and altered consciousness.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nystagmus (involuntary eye movement) and tremor. 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.

You should be cautious if you are using this medicine as it may increase the risk of developing diabetes, so it is better to monitor glucose regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts while taking this medicine.

Uses of Psycodon Tablet

Benefits of Psycodon Tablet

In Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person’s thinking ability, feelings and behavior become abnormal. Psycodon 3mg 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.

In Mania

Mania means extremely excited or elevated mood. Psycodon 3mg Tablet helps calm the mood and relax the nerves. This stabilises the mood and prevents the symptoms of mania from recurring again. Taking Psycodon 3mg Tablet will ensure that you have a better social life and are able to do daily activities more comfortably.

Side effects of Psycodon 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 Psycodon

  • Abnormal involuntary movements
  • Dizziness
  • Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremor

How to use Psycodon 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. Psycodon 3mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Psycodon Tablet works

Psycodon 3mg Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by affecting the levels of chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) to improve mood, thoughts and behavior.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Psycodon 3mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Psycodon 3mg 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Psycodon 3mg 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
Psycodon 3mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Psycodon 3mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Psycodon 3mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Psycodon 3mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Psycodon 3mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Psycodon 3mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Psycodon 3mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

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Quick tips

  • Take it in the morning, preferably at the same time every day.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Psycodon 3mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • It may cause an increase in weight, blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides (fat). Eat healthy, exercise, and monitor your levels regularly.
  • Monitor your blood sugar regularly as Psycodon 3mg Tablet can affect blood sugar levels.
  • Do not stop taking Psycodon 3mg Tablet without talking to your doctor first as it may cause a worsening of symptoms.
     

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzisoxazole Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Atypical Antipsychotics

Interaction with drugs

Taking Psycodon 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): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
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Brand(s): Canticid
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FAQs

Q. Is Psycodon 3mg Tablet a narcotic?

No, Psycodon 3mg Tablet is not a narcotic

Q. Is Psycodon 3mg Tablet an atypical antipsychotic?

Yes, Psycodon 3mg Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic

Q. Does Psycodon 3mg Tablet cause weight gain?

Yes, Psycodon 3mg Tablet is known to cause weight gain

Q. Does Psycodon 3mg Tablet cause erectile dysfunction?

Psycodon 3mg Tablet may cause priapism (prolonged and/or painful erection), which may contribute to erectile dysfunction. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use

Q. How long does Psycodon 3mg Tablet stay in your system?

Oral Psycodon 3mg Tablet may take 5 days to clear off from your body/system, whereas the injection may take around 4 to 8 months to clear off from your body/system.

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