Soltus 50mg Tablet
Soltus 50 MG Description
Soltus 50 mg tablet is used for treating schizophrenia and acute psychosis. It has an active component called amisulpride 50 mg. It belongs to the class of atypical antipsychotic medications. It work
s by blocking receptors and increasing dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain. These are chemical substances present that help stabilises the mood and reduce the activity of the nerve cells in the brain. Schizophrenia is a psychological disorder that affects a person's ability to think, feel and behave correctly. Soltus tablets help treat symptoms like irritability, anxiety, and other behaviour problems in these patients. This medicine is also used in treating postoperative nausea and vomiting at low doses, in combination with other medications. It can also be used for treating depression. It cannot be used in children under 18 years of age. Soltus tablet has some side effects like nausea, dizziness, vomiting, etc. Before using this medicine, inform your doctor about your current treatments to prevent any medicine interaction and adverse effects. Also, inform your doctors that you are suffering from heart diseases, kidney, liver problems, seizures, etc. It is not recommended to use this medicine in certain conditions, and it may require dose adjustments in others.
|Schizophrenia, acute psychotic episodes
|Indigestion, blurred vision, constipation, nausea, headache, tremors, dizziness, tremors, drowsiness, anxiety, inability to stay still, increased saliva secretion, fatigue, vomiting, difficulty sleeping, weight gain, involuntary movements, raised prolactin levels.
Uses of Soltus 50 MG
- Schizophrenia (a mental disorder that affects a person's ability to think and feel with abnormal behaviour)
- Acute psychotic episodes
Contraindications of Soltus 50 MG
Side effects of Soltus 50 MG
- Blurred vision
- Inability to stay still
- Increased saliva secretion
- Difficulty sleeping
- Weight gain
- Involuntary muscle movements
- Raised prolactin levels in the blood
- Disclaimer - Most of these side effects do not require medical treatment, and they will disappear once you have adjusted to the dose. But, if any of these conditions persist for a long duration, consult your doctor immediately....
Precautions and Warnings of Soltus 50 MG
Other General Warnings
- You have any previous mild liver or kidney condition; this medicine may need some dose adjustment.
- You are older in age; the effects of the medicine are exaggerated, so use it with caution.
- You have a bleeding disorder, or you are on a blood thinner, use this tablet with caution.
- You are using any medications like painkillers that cause sedation or tranquillisation.
- You have a seizure disorder and are on anti-epileptic medications, do not use them without informing your doctor.
- You have any suicidal or self-harming thoughts, talk to your doctor.
- You have any heart condition, stroke, be cautious while using this medicine.
- You are using any herbal medicines or supplements; they can interfere with this medicine.
- Monitor your blood glucose levels, as this medicine can cause fluctuations in blood glucose levels.
Mode of Action of Soltus 50 MG
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Soltus 50 MG
- Take the Soltus tablet exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
- Do not exceed or change the dosage, even if you cannot feel its effects.
- You can take it with or without food, preferably at bedtime.
- Do not break this tablet or chew it.
- Take the tablet as a whole with a glass of water.
- Do not take it with other medications without informing your doctor.
- Do not take if the package has been opened.
- Do not suddenly stop taking this medication, as it can have adverse effects.
Interactions of Soltus 50 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- If you are using a medicine that lower potassium like diuretics, laxatives, etc. with Soltus tablet, it can further lower the potassium levels in the blood and cause adverse effects
- It is not recommended to use Soltus tablet with Levodopa for Parkinson’s diseases, as both of them have precisely the opposite effect,
- If you are using medicines that lower heart rate, this medicine can reduce heart rate even more.
- If you are already using other antipsychotic, antidepressant or anti-seizure medications, using Soltus tablets can cause severe side effects.
- Be cautious if you are using other sedatives, heart medicines, antimalarial medications, antihistamines, etc. All of them can cause medical interactions.
Interactions with food items
- Do not take the Soltus tablet with alcohol. It can interfere with the effects of the medicine and increase the severity of side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, mood disorders, etc.
Storage and disposal of Soltus 50 MG
Dosage of Soltus 50 MG
- The Soltus tablet overdose can cause symptoms like dizziness, tremors, agitation, convulsion, nausea, vomiting, hypotension, increased heart rate, sleep disturbances, confusion, diminished reflexes and coma. If you overdose on this medicine and experience any of these symptoms, immediately seek emergency medical treatment from a nearby hospital....
Missed a Dose
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How long does it take for the Soltus tablets to work?
Q: Can I gain weight while using the Soltus tablets?
- Soltus tablets are associated with only slight weight gain. This medicine is not associated with significant weight gain, seen in other atypical antipsychotic medications. But if you are noticing changes in your weight, try to be physically active and eat healthy food to maintain a healthy weight....