This medication is a neuroleptic or antipsychotic compound, prescribed for schizophrenia and other mental health disorders. It works by correcting the imbalance of chemical substances acting on the nervous system in the brain.
Contraindicated in patients with unconsciousness due to alcohol, barbiturate and opiate consumption, porphyria, and hypersensitivity.
The recommended dose range is 50 mg/day to the maximum licensed dose of 600 mg weekly.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver, kidney, heart or lung problems, phaeochromocytoma (a growth on the adrenal glands), Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, or depression, myasthenia gravis, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid abrupt withdrawal.
• Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
• Central Nervous System :
Drowsiness, blurred vision, dizziness, headache, excitement, sleeplessness, restlessness, confusion, light-headedness or fainting.
• Gastrointestinal : Dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, constipation and diarrhea.
• Miscellaneous : Fever, low blood pressure, sexual dysfunction, skin rashes, stuffy nose, problem in urinating, weight gain and changes in menstrual cycle.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
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