How it should be taken
This medication available in the form of tablet and solution to take by mouth, with or without food.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
Adult: Initial dose: 10 to 15 mg once daily. Usual maintenance dose: 15 mg once daily. Adjust dose at intervals of at least 2 week. Max dose: 30 mg once daily, by mouth.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Hypersensitivity, pregnancy and lactation, children less than 18 years.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is an atypical antipsychotic and antidepressant, prescribed for schizophrenia and depression. It regulates abnormal conditions like disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions in adults and children greater than 13 years.
Category C :
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should also be exercised in patients with known heart diseases, brain diseases or conditions which would predispose patients to low blood pressure.
Do not drive a car or operate hazardous machinery, including automobiles; do not drink alcohol while taking this drug.
Avoid pregnancy and lactation.
Store at 25°C. Store it in air tight container and keep away from children.