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

How it works

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

Common side effects

Rash, Headache, Dizziness, Fainting, Blurred vision, Increased appetite, Increased heart rate, Breast enlargement, Nasal congestion, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Weakness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Nausea, Dry mouth, Abdominal pain, Extra pyramidal symptom, Loss of appetite, Upper respiratory tract infection, Dyspepsia, Decreased white blood cell count, Parkinsonism, Hair loss, Absence of menstrual periods, Weight gain, Fatigue, Fever, Akathisia, Anxiety, Increased liver enzymes, Diarrhoea, Increased blood pressure, Increase in body weight, Rhinitis, Cough, Dystonia, Altered taste, Drowsiness, Decreased sexual function, Urinary retention, Increased saliva production, Respiratory tract infection, Ecg changes, Constipation, Urinary incontinence, Abnormal vision, Nipple discharge, Skin reaction, Tremor, Seizure, Decreased blood pressure

Available Medicine

  • ₹19 to ₹85
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    5 variant(s)
  • ₹25 to ₹70
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    5 variant(s)
  • ₹55
    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹36 to ₹74
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹4 to ₹390
    Zydus Cadila
    7 variant(s)
  • ₹20 to ₹28
    Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    2 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • Avoid getting too cold, or becoming overheated or dehydrated as iloperidone may make you more sensitive to extreme temperature such as very hot or cold conditions.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to maintain hydration, especially in hot weather and during exercise.
  • Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position as you may feel dizzy while taking iloperidone. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
  • Do not start iloperidone if you have history of fits (seizures), stroke, paralysis or certain types of cancer (e.g. breast, pancreas or pituitary); reduced white blood cells (neutropenia) or count (leucopenia); low blood potassium or magnesium levels; high blood prolactin levels, heart, liver or kidney disease; diabetes, trouble in swallowing, memory disorder (dementia), Alzheimer disease (memory loss disorder), Parkinson disease (movement disorder), neuroleptic malignant syndrome (fever, altered mental status and muscle rigidity), suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery as iloperidone may make you feel sleepy or dizzy.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Iloperidone as it may worsen the side effects.

Frequently asked questions



What is iloperidone used for?
Iloperidone is used in adults to treat schizophrenia (psychiatric disorder with symptoms of emotional instability, detachment from reality, often with delusions and hallucinations, and withdrawal into the self).

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