- 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 Fanapt* used for?
Generic for Fanapt* (Iloperidone) is a psychiatric medication indicated for the acute treatment of schizophrenia (mental/mood disorder) in adults. Generic for Fanapt* belongs to a group of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. Generic for Fanapt* helps decrease the symptoms of schizophrenia, including hallucinations, delusions and disorganized thinking/speech.
Generic for Fanapt* works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (such as dopamine and serotonin) in the brain. Generic for Fanapt* may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Fanapt*?
The dosage of Generic for Fanapt* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Fanapt* tablets with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Fanapt*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Fanapt* 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, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Generic for Fanapt*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Fanapt*, seek medical attention immediately.
Overdose symptoms of Generic for Fanapt* may include drowsiness, rapid heart rate and lightheadedness.
What other drug(s) could interact with Generic for Fanapt*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Fanapt*. Make sure to inform your doctor if you are taking any of the above-mentioned medicines.
Generic for Fanapt* can interact with the following types of medicines: other psychiatric disorder medicines, cancer medicines, sleep medicines, muscle relaxants, antidepressants, azole antifungals, macrolide antibiotics, anticholinergic drugs, HIV drugs, heart rhythm medicines, and migraine headache medicines.
Usually drug interactions may occur when certain drugs are taken together. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any prescription medications, over-the-counter products (non-prescription medications) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbals, which may increase the effect of Generic for Fanapt*. This information can help your doctor to warn you of any possible drug interactions.
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. It is also important to tell your healthcare professional if you have any medical conditions or a family history of any medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Fanapt*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Fanapt* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Fanapt* 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 Fanapt* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Fanapt* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Fanapt* can cause side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, weight gain, fatigue, dry mouth, fast heart rate, stuffy nose, changes in menstrual periods, nasal congestion and orthostatic hypotension. 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 Fanapt*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Fanapt*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Fanapt* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Fanapt*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Fanapt*?
How will Generic for Fanapt* work in my body?
How should Generic for Fanapt* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Fanapt* drug interactions and side effects?
What other important information should you know about Generic for Fanapt*?
Before taking Generic for Fanapt*, make sure to tell your doctor if you have
- liver or kidney disease
- heart disease (such as heart rhythm problems, heart attack)
- breast cancer
- low white blood cell counts
- trouble swallowing
- an electrolyte imbalance (low potassium or magnesium levels in your blood)
- It is important that elderly patients tell their doctor if they are suffering from dementia-related psychosis.
- Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
- Also, let your doctor know if you are allergic to Generic for Fanapt*, or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other medicines.
- Avoid drinking alcohol while on treatment with Generic for Fanapt*.
- Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated.
- Do not get up too fast from a sitting or lying position.
- Generic for Fanapt* may cause dizziness/drowsiness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do any activities that require alertness until you are certain you can perform such tasks safely.
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 Fanapt* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.