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Amisulpride - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Amisulpride

Generic Name : Amisulpride
Latest prescription information about Amisulpride. Learn its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y49.5 | Therapeutic Classification : PSYCHOTHERAPEUTICS
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Amisulpride

India : 

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International : 

Amiprid, Amisulprid Dura, Amisulprid TAD, Amisulprid-biomo, Amisulpride EG, Amitrex, Deniban, Enorden, Goldalian, Isofredil, Matil, Nodasic, Socian, Sulamid, Sulprid, Zolen, Zoloser
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Why is Amisulpride Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an atypical antipsychotic agent, prescribed for schizophrenia. It corrects the imbalance of chemical substances acting on the nervous system.

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When should Amisulpride not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with tumor of the adrenal gland (phaeochromocytoma), tumors, children less than 15 years old, during breastfeeding.

What is the dosage of Amisulpride?

Adult: PO ≥15 year: The recommended dose is 400-800 mg/day in 2 divided doses. Max: 1.2 g/day.
IM- The recommended dose is 400 mg/day.

How should Amisulpride be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Amisulpride?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of sugar, epilepsy, brain damage, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, abnormal heart rhythm, disturbances in blood electrolytes level, stoke, dementia, high blood pressure, smoking habit, alcoholism, elderly, and during pregnancy.

• It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid abrupt withdrawal.

• Patient may experience with abnormal movements, particularly of the face, lips, jaw and tongue, while taking this medication. If it is so consult with your doctor.

• Patient may develop with increased risk of neuroleptic malignant syndrome and tardive dyskinesia with the following symptoms: high fever, sweating, muscle stiffness, faster breathing and drowsiness or sleepiness. If it is so consult with your doctor.

• Monitor blood sugar level, ECG regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Amisulpride?

   Most Common : Extra pyramidal effects- abnormal movements, anxiety, restlessness, agitation and increased salivation.
   Central Nervous System : Sleepiness or sleeplessness, tardive dyskinesia- involuntary movements, drowsiness, dizziness, and seizures.
   Gastrointestinal : Constipation, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth and increased appetite.
   Heart : Abnormal heart rhythm, slow heart rate and low blood pressure.
   Miscellaneous : Impotence, weight gain, fever, raised liver enzyme level, and allergic reactions.

What are the other precautions for Amisulpride?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Amisulpride?

Store it at room temperature (25 to 30°C), and in an airtight container.

Learn more about Amisulpride's interaction with Alcohol



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jayanth1958, India

I am taking Amisulpride 200 mg 1-0-1, along with Quetiapine 100 mg 1-1-1 and Respiredone 2 mg 1-0-2 for my Schizophrenia.
I am also taking Sertraline 100 mg 1-0-0 and Agomelatine 25 mg 0-0-1 for Depression.
I am also taking Valium 2 mg 1-0-1 for Anxiety.
I want to know whether there will be drug interations.

Daniel54, India

I find the following symptoms in my son,weight gain, increased appetite,constipation,sleepiness, drowsiness and agitation after the regular consumption of sulpitac. What can he do to avaid?

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