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Trikonace 5mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Trikonace 5mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia (a mental disorder in which a person develops unreal thoughts and behavior). It is also used to treat Tourette syndrome (chronic multiple motor and vocal problems and involuntary responses) in adults and children.

Trikonace 5mg Tablet can also be used for treating psychosis, mania, severe behavior problems in adults and children. It 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, 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 Trikonace Tablet

Side effects of Trikonace Tablet

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

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.
  • Coping with Dryness in mouth
    Keep a drink available that you can sip through the day. Rinse your mouth with warm salted water and chew sugarless gum or hard candy. Try breathing through your nose more often than your mouth. Avoid caffeinated beverages, smoking and alcohol because they can make your condition worse. Use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy, salty or sugary. If this side effect bothers you or does not go away, talk to your doctor about artificial saliva products or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Weight gain
    Try to eat a healthy balanced diet without increasing your portion sizes. Avoid processed meat or poultry and seafood. Eat small, frequent meals and eat slowly. Do not snack on foods that contain a lot of calories such as crisps, cakes, biscuits and sweets. If you feel hungry between meals, eat fruits and vegetables which have low calories. Avoid reaching for a sugary drink if you feel stressed. Fasting once a week can be an effective way to lose weight. Make sure you get enough sleep. With proper diet and lifestyle changes, you might not gain any weight or may gain only a small amount. Even then if it bothers you, ask your doctor if there are any alternative medicines that do not have this side effect.

How to use Trikonace 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. Trikonace 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Trikonace Tablet works

Trikonace 5mg 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
Trikonace 5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Trikonace 5mg 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
Trikonace 5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
If Trikonace 5mg Tablet is used, monitor the baby for excessive sleepiness.
Driving
UNSAFE
Trikonace 5mg 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
Trikonace 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Trikonace 5mg Tablet is recommended.
However, patients with severe kidney disease may need to be started at a lower dose as it may cause excessive sleepiness in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Trikonace 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Trikonace 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Trikonace 5mg Tablet helps treat schizophrenia.
  • It is less likely to cause weight gain as compared to other similar medicines.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Trikonace 5mg Tablet may cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can cause increased dizziness.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience any abnormal movements or have difficulty controlling movements.
  • It may affect how your body regulates your temperature. Avoid getting dehydrated and drink plenty of fluids.
  • Your doctor may check your heart function and level of electrolytes such as sodium and magnesium before you start treatment with this medicine and regularly thereafter.
  • Do not stop taking Trikonace 5mg Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. Is Trikonace a controlled drug or narcotic or addictive?

No,Trikonace is not a controlled drug, narcotic or addictive

Q. Is Trikonace a benzo or a neuroleptic or MAOI?

No,Trikonace is not a benzo or MAOI or a neuroleptic. It is an antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine receptors in brain, which decreases the excessive dopamine activity in the brain

Q. Is Trikonace used for nausea?

No,Trikonace is not used for nausea

Q. Is haloperidol like alprazolam (Xanax)?

Haloperidol is an antipsychotic, which is used to treat mental illnesses that affect an individuals' thinking, feeling or behaviour. These illnesses include to treat schizophrenia, psychoses, mania, behavioural problems and Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (chronic multiple motor and vocal ticsinvoluntary responses) in adults and children. It is also used for persistent hiccups in adults. Alprazolam (Xanax) belongs to benzodiazepine group of dugs, and is used in the treatment of insomnia and anxiety

Q. Is Trikonace a sedative/ make you sleepy?

Yes,Trikonace can cause sedation

Q. Can you take haloperidol with lorazepam?

Haloperidol interacts with lorazepam to cause increased sedation and impaired attention. Please consult your doctor before taking haloperidol with diazepam

Q. Does Trikonace cause weight gain or does Trikonace cause tardive dyskinesia?

Yes, in some people Trikonace may cause weight gain and tardive dyskinesia

Q. Does Trikonace cause respiratory depression/ hallucination?

Trikonace may cause dyspnea as well as other bahavioral abnormalities in patients. It is not known to cause respiratory depression/ hallucination.

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