Schizonil 1mg Tablet

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Introduction

Schizonil 1mg Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It may also be used for the short term to treat anxiety when other medications have not worked. It alters the thoughts and elevates the mood, improving the person’s ability to think, feel, and behave.

Schizonil 1mg Tablet should be taken with 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, abnormality of voluntary movements, urinary retention, constipation, and muscle rigidity. 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. 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.

Before taking it, inform your doctor if you are suffering from thyroid or kidney problems, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma, or any heart problems. You should not take this medicine if you are under the influence of alcohol or any sleep-inducing, cough, and/ or allergy medication. This medicine can also lead to weight gain, eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food, and exercise regularly.

Uses of Schizonil Tablet

Benefits of Schizonil Tablet

In Treatment of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person’s thinking ability, feelings and behavior become abnormal. Schizonil 1mg 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. It needs to be taken regularly to work effectively. Do not stop taking it unless your doctor advises you to as it can worsen your condition.

In Short term anxiety

Schizonil 1mg Tablet reduces the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry that are triggered only at the time of stressful conditions that last for a shorter duration. These could be job interviews, exams, stage performances, etc. It can effectively manage feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating and feeling irritable. Schizonil 1mg Tablet will therefore help you go about your daily activities more easily and be more productive. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. Stopping suddenly can cause serious problems.

Side effects of Schizonil 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 Schizonil

  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Sleepiness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Abnormality of voluntary movements
  • Weight gain
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Urinary retention
  • Constipation
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Tremor

How to use Schizonil 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. Schizonil 1mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Schizonil Tablet works

Schizonil 1mg Tablet is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Schizonil 1mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Schizonil 1mg 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
Schizonil 1mg 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
Schizonil 1mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Schizonil 1mg Tablet make u feel dizzy, drowsy or can cause blurred vision. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Schizonil 1mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Schizonil 1mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Schizonil 1mg Tablet is not considered safe in patients with liver disease as per the available data.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Schizonil 1mg Tablet for the treatment of schizophrenia or short-term anxiety.
  • It may cause less weight gain as compared to other similar medicines.
  • Take it at bedtime to avoid feeling sleepy during the day.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Schizonil 1mg 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.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can cause increased sedation.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience abnormal movements, particularly of the face, lips, jaw and tongue, while taking this medicine.
  • It may increase your blood sugar and cholesterol level. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
  • Don't stop taking Schizonil 1mg Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenothiazine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Typical Antipsychotics

Interaction with drugs

Taking Schizonil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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