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General Information on Iloperidone

Generic Name : Iloperidone

Pronunciation : eye'' loe per' i done

Latest prescription information about Iloperidone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y49.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antipsychotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Iloperidone

International- Fanapt, Fanapta, and Zomaril.

Why is Iloperidone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an atypical antipsychotic, prescribed for schizophrenia. 

When should Iloperidone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Iloperidone?

PO- The recommended starting dose is 1 mg twice daily. The maximum recommended dose is 12 mg twice daily (24 mg/day).

How should Iloperidone be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food twice a day.

What are the warnings and precautions for Iloperidone?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of seizures, heart, kidney, liver disease, abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG), heart attack, stroke, blood vessel problems, high or low blood pressure, neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), suicidal thoughts, diabetes, low blood minerals, decrease in white blood cells, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, diarrhea, difficulty in swallowing, dehydration, alcoholism, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery sit up or stand slowly while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• Monitor complete blood cell counts, blood electrolyte levels, and fasting blood sugar levels regularly while taking this medication.

• Avoid becoming overheated; otherwise heatstroke may occur.

Patient may develop with increased risk of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) with the following symptoms: muscle cramps and tremors, fever, symptoms of autonomic nervous system instability such as unstable blood pressure, agitation, delirium, or coma.

What are the side effects of Iloperidone?

   Body as a Whole : Joint pain, fatigue, muscle stiffness, increased weight.
   Heart : Fast heart rate, low blood pressure.
   Eye : Blurred vision.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, dry mouth, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort.
   Infections : Upper respiratory tract infection.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, drowsiness, movement disorders, tremor, lethargy.
   Genitourinary : Ejaculation failure.
   Respiratory : Nose block, difficulty in breathing.
   Skin : Rash.
  Metabolic: Increased level of blood glucose, weight gain, abnormal amount of lipids in blood.

What are the other precautions for Iloperidone?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Iloperidone?

Store it at controlled room temperature ( 25°C).

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