Information about Sulpiride
Sulpiride is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.
How Sulpiride works
Sulpiride works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affects thoughts.
Common side effects of Sulpiride
Skin rash, Weight gain, Sleepiness, Tremor, Breast pain, Parkinsonism, Akathisia (inability to stay still), Increased liver enzymes, Drowsiness
Expert advice for Sulpiride
- Take it at bedtime to avoid feeling sleepy during the day.
- Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Sulpiride can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine because it can make drowsiness worse.
- It may cause weight gain. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your weight regularly.
- Inform your doctor if you experience any abnormal or uncontrolled movements while taking this medicine.
- Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms such as high fever, sweating, muscle stiffness, and faster breathing. These may be due to a rare side effect known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
- Do not stop taking Sulpiride without talking to your doctor first as it may cause a worsening of symptoms.