What is Amisulpride used for?
Amisulpride is used in the treatment of acute and chronic schizophrenia. It belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics. Amisulpride is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia such as hallucinations, delusions, disturbed thoughts, as well as emotional and social withdrawal.
This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What are the side effects of Amisulpride?
Like other medicines, Amisulpride can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Amisulpride 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 Amisulpride cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Amisulpride develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Amisulpride can cause side effects such as constipation, dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, trembling, and insomnia. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Amisulpride.
What is the recommended dosage of Amisulpride?
The dosage of Amisulpride prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Amisulpride should be taken before meals.
What if you miss a dose of Amisulpride?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Amisulpride 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 unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Amisulpride?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Amisulpride, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Amisulpride?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Amisulpride.
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 Amisulpride, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Amisulpride can interact with other antipsychotics, diuretics and glucocorticosteroids.
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 questions to ask your doctor before taking Amisulpride?
Is it possible for me to take Amisulpride with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Amisulpride?
What are the possible drug interactions of Amisulpride?
How will Amisulpride work in my body?
How should Amisulpride be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Amisulpride 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 Amisulpride is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.