- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Zamhexal* used for?
Generic for Zamhexal* (Aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic drug prescribed to treat mental disorders such as schizophrenia. It may be taken along with antidepressants to obtain additional relief from persistent symptoms of depression. Besides, it is prescribed to treat severe mood swings as well as hallucinations. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Zamhexal*?
The dosage of Generic for Zamhexal* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Zamhexal*. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
The recommended oral dosage of Generic for Zamhexal* is 10 or 15 mg once a day, which can be taken with or without food. It should be taken with a full glass of water. Generic for Zamhexal* should not be taken for more than six weeks unless advised by your doctor. To achieve a maximum benefit, Generic Generic for Zamhexal* should be taken regularly.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Zamhexal*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Zamhexal* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, instead skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Zamhexal*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek immediate medical attention. Very fast heartbeat, slow heart rate, confusion, tremors, seizure (convulsions), vomiting, drowsiness, agitation, etc., are some of the overdose symptoms of Generic for Zamhexal*.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Zamhexal*?
- Isoniazid (INH)
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Zamhexal*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Zamhexal*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Zamhexal* can interact with sleep-inducing medicines such as sleeping pills, cold medicines, depression medicines or narcotic medicines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Zamhexal*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Zamhexal* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Zamhexal* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Zamhexal* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Zamhexal* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Zamhexal* can cause side effects such as lightheadedness, vomiting, tiredness, blurred vision, and so on. Some of the serious side effects of Generic for Zamhexal* are fast heartbeat, very high fever, high blood pressure, etc. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Zamhexal*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Zamhexal*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Zamhexal* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Zamhexal*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Zamhexal*?
How will Generic for Zamhexal* work in my body?
How should Generic for Zamhexal* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Zamhexal* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Zamhexal* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.
Before using Generic for Zamhexal*, you should let the doctor know if you suffer from diabetes, heart problems, blood pressure, or epilepsy. Since Generic for Zamhexal* can affect the body temperature, individuals should prevent themselves from getting exerted and overheated.
While using Generic for Zamhexal*, one must drink plenty of fluids. It is not recommended to use Generic for Zamhexal* while pregnant or nursing. Keep Generic for Zamhexal* tablets away from children. Generic for Zamhexal* should be stored at 25 degrees centigrade. This medicine should not be kept in the bathroom.