Arpizol 20 MG Tablet is an antipsychotic medicine containing Aripiprazole. It is used for the treatment of mental disorders like Schizophrenia (a person develops unreal thoughts and behaviour) and bipolar disorder (changes in a person’s mood, energy, and ability to think clearly). This medicine can only control the symptoms but cannot cure the condition. Arpizol 20 MG Tablet works by altering the activity of certain chemical substances in the brain.
Arpizol 20 MG Tablet can cause side effects like headache, constipation, nausea, vomiting, tremor, restlessness, etc. Consult your doctor if these side effects persist or worsen. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines as this medicine can make you feel dizzy or drowsy.
Arpizol 20 MG Tablet may be taken with or without food. The dose and duration of treatment will be decided by your doctor based on your clinical condition. Take Arpizol 20 MG Tablet at the same time every day to maintain a constant level of medicine in your body. Do not stop taking Arpizol 20 MG Tablet suddenly without consulting your doctor, as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.
Arpizol 20 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor about your current medications and existing medical conditions before starting the treatment with this medicine. This will help your doctor to adjust your dose to avoid undesired effects. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
List of substitutes for Arpizol 20 MG Tablet
Aridus 20 MG Tablet
Arip Mt 20 MG Tablet
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Aripra Mt 20 MG Tablet
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
Arzu 20 MG Tablet
Asprito 20 MG Tablet
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Major & minor side effects for Arpizol 20 MG Tablet
Tingling of hands and feet
Uses of Arpizol 20 MG Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that affects a person’s ability to think, feel, and perceive reality. Arpizol 20 MG Tablet may be used in the treatment of schizophrenia in adults and children at least 13 years old.
Bipolar disorder is a brain condition causing episodes of emotional mood swings, characterised by unusual shifts in the mood like hyperactivity and low mood. Arpizol 20 MG Tablet is used alone or in combination with other medications for the treatment of Bipolar disorder in adults and children at least 10 years old.
Depressive disorder is a mood disorder with a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Arpizol 20 MG Tablet is used as an additional treatment for depressive disorder in adults.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Arpizol 20 MG Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population
Animal studies indicate that Arpizol 20 MG Tablet may cause harm to your developing foetus during pregnancy. However, there are limited human data available. Hence, your doctor may weigh the risks and benefits of taking this medicine before prescribing it to you.
Arpizol 20 MG Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding as it passes into the breastmilk. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Arpizol 20 MG Tablet should be used with caution due to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts. Closely observe for any change in behaviour or mood while taking this medicine. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience suicidal thoughts or behaviour.
Arpizol 20 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have diabetes as this medicine may increase blood sugar levels. Regularly monitor your blood sugar levels while you are taking this medicine.
Tardive Dyskinesia is a movement disorder characterized by involuntary and abnormal movements of the jaw, lips, tongue, trunk, and extremities. Arpizol 20 MG Tablet should be used with extreme caution as it may cause tardive Dyskinesia.
Driving or operating machines
Arpizol 20 MG Tablet may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines if you experience such symptoms during treatment with this medicine.
Abrupt discontinuation of Arpizol 20 MG Tablet may cause withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, difficulty in concentration, depression, dizziness, confusion, appetite changes, etc., especially if you have been using a high dose for a long duration. Your doctor may recommend gradual dose reduction over a period to avoid such undesired effects. Hence, avoid discontinuing this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Arpizol 20 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have heart problems as it may further worsen your condition.
Arpizol 20 MG Tablet should be used with caution as it may caution alteration in lipid (fats) levels. Your doctor may suggest tests to periodically monitor your lipid levels while you are taking this medicine.
Avoid missing a scheduled dose of Arpizol 20 MG Tablet. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.
Do not take more than the prescribed dose of Arpizol 20 MG Tablet. Consult your doctor if you suspect an overdose of this medicine for further guidance.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Arpizol 20 MG Tablet due to the increased risk of severe side effects such as dizziness, difficulty in concentration, and drowsiness.
Interaction with Medicine
Arpizol 20 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have dementia-related psychosis as it may increase the risk of heart failure or infectious diseases like Pneumonia. This risk is especially high in the elderly. Your doctor may recommend replacement with a suitable alternative based on your clinical condition.
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a rare but life-threatening reaction that can occur in response to the use of antipsychotic medication. Arpizol 20 MG Tablet should be used with caution as it may cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome characterised by muscle rigidity, altered mental status, irregular heartbeat, a very high fever of over 106.7°F or 41.5°C, etc.
Arpizol 20 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have a history of seizures as this medicine may trigger a seizure attack.
Impaired liver function
Arpizol 20 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have liver problems as it may further worsen your condition. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your liver function and recommend appropriate dose adjustments based on your clinical condition.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take Arpizol 20 MG Tablet as instructed by your doctor. Do not break, chew, or crush the tablet. Swallow as a whole with a glass of water. Follow all the instructions mentioned on the label/package insert.
Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Consult your doctor if you experience any undesirable effects that persist or worsen.
Arpizol 20 MG Tablet is used for long-term treatment. Hence, it may take several weeks before you get the full benefits of this medicine. Do not stop taking Arpizol 20 MG Tablet without consulting your doctor.
Arpizol 20 MG Tablet may cause weight gain. Monitor your body weight periodically while you are taking this medicine.
Avoid consuming alcohol during treatment with this medicine as it can increase the risk of undesired effects like dizziness and drowsiness.