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Amisulpride

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Uses

Amisulpride is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (mental disorder in which patient interpret reality abnormally) and mania (abnormally elevated mood)

How it works

Amisulpride work by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Common side effects

Rash, Headache, Dizziness, Fainting, Slow movement, Blurred vision, Increased appetite, Increased heart rate, Breast enlargement in male, Sleepiness, Insomnia, Vomiting, Weakness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Ejaculation disorder, Unusual production of breast milk in women and men, Dry mouth, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Extra pyramidal symptom, Loss of appetite, Upper respiratory tract infection, Dyspepsia, Decreased white blood cell count, Breast pain, Parkinsonism, Weight gain, Absence of menstrual periods, Fatigue, Fever, Akathisia, Sick, Anxiety, Increased liver enzymes, Impotence, Muscle cramp, Increased blood pressure, Feeling of discomfort, Rhinitis, Cough, Dystonia, Altered taste, Drowsiness, Urinary retention, Increased saliva production, Respiratory tract infection, Ecg changes, Constipation, Urinary incontinence, Restlessness, Muscle stiffness, Uncoordinated body movements, Trembling, Abnormal vision, Skin reaction, Tremor, Seizure, Decreased blood pressure

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Expert advice

  • Inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, have ever had fits (epileptic seizures), Parkinson’s disease, or suffering from dementia.
  • Inform your doctor if you have/have a family history of heart disease, uneven heart rate, slow heartbeat, heart disease/condition called prolonged QT interval, stroke, diabetes, blood clots, low levels of potassium in blood, low levels of white blood cells in blood (agranulocytosis).
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as amisulpride can cause drowsiness. 
  • Do not consume alcohol while on this treatment as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Do not stop amisulpride suddenly as it may increase the side effects.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you observe any of these symptoms: severe allergic reaction (with rash, itchy skin, swollen face, tongue or other body parts); blood clots; fit (seizure).
  • Tell your doctor if you are or are planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.

Frequently asked questions

Amisulpride

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Is amisulpride addictive/ a controlled drug?
Amisulpride is not addictive. However do follow your doctor’s instructions about dosage and duration of this treatment. It is not a controlled drug

Q.

Is amisulpride an antipsychotic/atypical antipsychotic?
Yes. Amisulpride is an atypical antipsychotic

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Does amisulpride cause weight gain?
Amisulpride is known to cause weight gain. Consult your doctor if you observe weight gain after taking amisulpride

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How long does amisulpride take to work?
It may take several weeks for a patient to get benefited from amisulpride treatment. Consult your doctor if you observe no improvement in your symptoms after six to eight weeks of treatment.


Content on this page was last updated on 13 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)