Apalife 10/Apalife 15

Apalife 10/Apalife 15

aripiprazole

Manufacturer:

Unison

Distributor:

Medispec
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Aripiprazole
Indications/Uses
Acute & maintenance treatment of schizoprenia. Acute manic episodes associated w/ bipolar I disorder.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Schizoprenia Initially 10 or 15 mg daily. Maintenance: 15 mg once daily. Bipolar mania Initially 15 or 30 mg once daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Special Precautions
Hypersensitivity. Suicidality, CV disorders, conduction abnormalities, tardive dyskinesia, extrapyramidal symptoms, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, seizure, hyperglycemia & DM, wt gain, dysphagia, pathological gambling. Patients w/ ADHD comorbidity. Lactose & phenylketonuria intolerance. Elderly w/ dementia-related psychosis.
Adverse Reactions
Headache, fatigue, tremor, anxiety, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, somnolence, constipation, akathisia, extrapyramidal disorder, nasopharyngitis, dizziness, restlessness, increased wt & appetite. Pathological gambling, hypersexuality, impulse-control problems.
Drug Interactions
Potentiated effect of antihypertensives. Increased clearance & lowered blood levels by CYP3A4 inducers eg, carbamazepine. Inhibited elimination & increased blood levels by CYP3A4 inhibitors eg, ketoconazole, itraconazole or CYP2D6 inhibitors eg, quinidine, fluoxetine, paroxetine. Avoid use w/ alcohol. Other centrally-acting drugs.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
N05AX12 - aripiprazole ; Belongs to the class of other antipsychotics.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Apalife 15 FC tab 15 mg
Packing/Price
3 × 10's
Form
Apalife 10 FC tab 10 mg
Packing/Price
3 × 10's
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