Aripiren 5mg Tablets
Aripiren 5 MG Description
Aripiren tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat disorders like schizophrenia, Tourettes, depression, mania, etc. These psychiatric conditions affect a person’s ability to think, feel, and be
have. Stabilising symptoms of psychotic disorders like irritability, anxiety, and other behaviour patterns are among the primary uses of Aripiren tablets. This medicine can be used by both adults and children, depending on their medical condition. The active ingredient in Aripiren tablets is Aripiprazole. It belongs to a class of atypical antipsychotic medicines. The mode of action of Aripiren tablets is by stabilising the levels of certain chemical messengers in the brain. These chemical substances help stabilise mood and lower the overactivity of the nerve cells in the brain. Aripiren tablets are not habit-forming and do not cause dependency. Directions for use of Aripiren tablets should be strictly followed. It should be taken in the correct dose for the entire course of treatment. This medicine should not be suddenly stopped to avoid withdrawal symptoms like irritation, vomiting, sweating, etc. It is not recommended for people with a history of heart disease, kidney and liver problems, seizures, etc.
|Uses||Schizophrenia, Tourette's syndrome, Mania, Major depressive disorder, Irritability in autistic children|
|Side effects||Indigestion, Headache, Tremors, Anxiety, Vomiting, Difficulty sleeping|
Uses of Aripiren 5 MG
- As per USFDA, the Aripiren tablet is used for the following conditions:
- Treatment of schizophrenia by managing both positive and negative symptoms of the disorder
- Management of sudden manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder
- Adjunctive therapy for major depressive disorder
- Irritability associated with autism disorder
- Treatment of Tourette’s syndrome
Contraindications of Aripiren 5 MG
- Do not take Aripiren tablets, or use caution:
- If you have an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in Aripiren tablets.
- If you are an older adult with dementia-related psychosis; Aripiren medicine can cause a severe reaction and even early death.
- If you take other antipsychotic medications.
- If you have suicidal thoughts and behaviour changes; this is especially crucial in children.
- If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to conceive
- If you have impulse control tendencies like addictive behaviour; dose adjustment or an alternate medicine may be needed.
- If you have tardive dyskinesia (involuntary movements) or neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Side effects of Aripiren 5 MG
- Side effects of Aripiren tablets include:
- Blurred vision
- Inability to stay still
- Increased saliva secretion
Precautions and Warnings of Aripiren 5 MG
Other General Warnings
- You have an existing mild liver condition. Dose adjustment may be needed.
- You have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood-thinner such as warfarin.
- You use opioids or narcotic painkillers that cause sedation or tranquillisation.
- You have a heart illness or had a stroke.
- You have serious respiratory disease.
- You have a low white blood cell count.
- You are an older adult over 65. This medicine stays in the system longer and causes increased side effects due to slow metabolism.
Mode of Action of Aripiren 5 MG
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Aripiren 5 MG
- Take Aripiren tablets exactly as advised by your doctor.
- Do not exceed the dosage, even if you cannot notice the effects of this medicine.
- Complete the course of treatment of Aripiren tablets.
- You can take this medicine with or without food.
- Swallow the tablet as a whole; do not break or chew the tablet.
- Do not take Aripiren tablets with other medicines without informing your doctor.
- Do not abruptly discontinue Aripiren tablets, as they can have adverse effects.
Interactions of Aripiren 5 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Aripiren tablets can interact with certain high blood pressure or heart medicines (like captopril, enalapril, and atenolol) and change their effectiveness.
- Medicines used to treat other psychiatric conditions like depression, anxiety, etc., can interact with Aripiren tablets and cause severe reactions.
- Aripiren medicine can react with certain heart medications for abnormal heart rhythm like amiodarone, quinidine, etc.
- Aripiren tablets lower the effects of some fungal, bacterial, and HIV medications.
- Aripiren tablets can interact with certain seizure medications and may lower their effectiveness and precipitate seizures.
- Aripiren tablets can cause increased drowsiness when used with allergy medicines, sleeping pills, opioid pain relievers, muscle relaxants, and other sleep-inducing medication.
- Do not take St John’s wort, a medicinal herb that treats depression, with this medicine. Together, they can cause serotonin toxicity and other life-threatening side effects.
Interactions with food items
- Avoid drinking grapefruit juice while you are on treatment with Aripiren medicine.
Storage and disposal of Aripiren 5 MG
Dosage of Aripiren 5 MG
Missed a Dose
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I stop taking Aripiren tablets if I feel better?
Q: How long does it take for an Aripiren tablet to work?
Q: Does the Aripiren tablet cause weight gain if I use it every day?
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