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Soltus 50mg Tablet

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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 works...
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ContainsAmisulpride(50.0 Mg)
UsesSchizophrenia, acute psychotic episodes
Side effectsIndigestion, 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.
ClassificationANTI-PSYCHOTICS
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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

Do not use the Soltus tablet if you have any of the following conditions: If you are allergic to any component of Soltus tablet If you are already on other antipsychotic medication. If you are u...
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Side effects of Soltus 50 MG

  • 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 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, consu...
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Precautions and Warnings of Soltus 50 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Soltus tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Do not take this medicine, as Soltus tablets can be unsafe during pregnancy. There are only limited studies in humans, but animal studies have shown harmful effects on unborn babies. The doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing them to you. So, consult your doctor first.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Soltus tablets while breastfeeding?
A:
No, Soltus tablets are probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Some human data suggest that the medicine may pass into the breastmilk. Please consult your doctor before using any medication during breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken the Soltus tablets?
A:
No, do not drive after taking the Soltus tablet. It can cause side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, and blurred vision that can affect your ability to drive.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Soltus tablets?
A:
No, you cannot consume alcohol with a Soltus tablet. It can interfere with the function of the medicine and cause exaggerated side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • 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?

Soltus tablet consists of amisulpride. It belongs to the atypical antipsychotic class of medications. It works by increasing dopamine and serotonin activity by blocking their receptors. These are chem...
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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

Store the Soltus tablets in dry conditions. Keep them away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Keep this away from children and pets. Dispose of the packaging carefully after us...
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Dosage of Soltus 50 MG

Overdose

  • The Soltus tablet overdose can cause symptoms like dizziness, tremors, agitation, convulsion, nausea, vomiting, hypotension, increased heart rate, sleep disturbances, confusion, diminished reflexes an...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of the Soltus tablet, take it as soon as possible. If you remember missing a dose when it's already time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose and take the next on...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How long does it take for the Soltus tablets to work?

A: Soltus tablets may take a few days to weeks before we start to see any of its effects. It may take 4 to 6 weeks to see the full benefits of this medicine.

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 chan...
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Product Details
Brand
SOLTUS
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
30/03/2023
Last Updated on: 27 Jan 2022 | 09:47 PM (IST)

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