ARPIZOL 10 MG contains Aripiprazole which belongs to the group of medicine called antipsychotics. It is indicate in the treatment of bipolar I disorder in both adults and in adolescents (13 years and older). Bipolar I disorder is a serious mental illness in which the person will experience a full manic episode with or without a major depressive episode. Manic episodes are usually characterized by emotional highs, hyperactivity, needing much less sleep than usual, pressure of speech, talking very quickly with racing ideas, aggressiveness and sometimes severe irritability.
ARPIZOL 10 MG can also be use to prevent the recurrence of bipolar I disorder in adult patients who have previously respond to the treatment. It can also be use to treat schizophrenia in adults and in adolescents (15 years and older). Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder characterize by extremely disorder thinking, hallucinations, delusions, suspiciousness, incoherent speech, anxiety, depression and abnormal behavior which affects your daily functioning.
Aripiprazole acts by altering the levels of certain chemical messengers which are responsible for your stabilizing mood and thoughts. While taking this medicine, inform your doctor immediately if you experience any unusual mental problems such as thoughts of killing or harming yourself (suicidal thoughts) or are developing uncontrollable unusual urges or cravings (such as addictive gambling, excessive eating or spending, increase in sexual thoughts or feelings or an abnormally high sex drive). Your doctor might reduce the dose or suggest an alternative therapy.
USES OF ARPIZOL 10
BENEFITS OF ARPIZOL 10
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person’s thinking ability, feelings and behavior become abnormal. Tablet helps restore the chemical imbalances in the brain that are responsible for such changes. It improves thoughts, behavior and enhances the quality of life.
Mania means extremely excited or elevated mood. Tablet helps calm the mood and relax the nerves. This stabilises the mood and prevents the symptoms of mania from recurring again. Taking Tablet will ensure that you have a better social life and are able to do daily activities more comfortably. Read more: arpizol 10
SIDE EFFECTS OF ARPIZOL 10
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Arpizol
- Akathisia (inability to stay still)
- Blurred vision
- Increased saliva production
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
HOW ARPIZOL 10 MG WORKS
Aripiprazole is a partial agonist of dopamine (D2) and serotonin (5HT1A) receptors. It works by affecting the neurotransmission of certain chemical messengers (e.g. dopamine) in the brain that affects your mood and thoughts. It diminishes subcortical dopamine hyperfunctionbut enhances the transmission of dopamine in the prefrontal cortex which helps to treat both positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Take this medicine as directed by your physician. It can be taken with or without meals. Swallow the medicine as whole with a sip of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and health condition.
Q. Is Arpizol 10 Tablet a mood stabilizer?
Tablet is effective in treating manic episodes and other mood symptoms of bipolar disorder but not for the depressive episodes. Therefore, it can be combined with mood stabilizers like valproate to treat bipolar disorders.
Q. How long does Arpizol 10 Tablet take to work?
The benefit of Tablet may appear after a few days or few weeks of starting Tablet. It may take 4-6 weeks to see the full benefits of this medicine.
Q. Does Arpizol 10 Tablet affect you sexually?
Yes, Arpizol 10 Tablet may cause prolonged and painful erection (priapism) in some patients. It may also cause impulse control disorder wherein the patient may develop urges or cravings that are irresistible and unusual for that person. In this case, the patient may develop an abnormally high sex drive or may experience an increase in sexual thoughts or feelings. Consult your doctor who may modify your dose or may advise to stop Arpizol 10 Tablet.
Q. What is the most important thing that I should know about Arpizol 10 Tablet?
Arpizol 10 Tablet is not approv in elderly patients with dementia as it may increase the risk of causing death. Dementia is a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities. This may further cause changes in mood and personality. Furthermore, patients with depression should be closely monitore when being given Arpizol 10 Tablet, as they can develop suicidal tendencies.
Q. What should I avoid while using Arpizol 10 Tablet?
Arpizol 10 Tablet may commonly cause sleepiness, sedation, dizziness, blurred vision, and double vision. Avoid driving and using heavy machinery if you experience these symptoms. You should also avoid over-exercise, over-exposure to heat or getting dehydrate by avoiding direct sunlight. It is recommend to stay indoors in hot weather, and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
Q. Can Arpizol 10 Tablet be take by diabetics?
Tablet may cause an increase in blood sugar levels. Extremely high levels of blood sugar may cause coma and death. Therefore, if you have diabetes, you should stay alert and check your blood sugar levels regularly.
Q. Does Arpizol 10 Tablet cause weight gain?
Tablet may cause weight gain in some patients. This medicine may also increase the cholesterol and fat levels in the blood. If you gain weight during treatment with Tablet, consult your doctor for diet and exercise advice.