Amisulpride - oral

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Amisulpride is used to treat schizophrenia, an illness that causes changes in perception, thoughts and behaviour. It helps to relieve symptoms common in schizophrenia, such as distorted thinking and emotional instability.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Amisulpride exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

This medicine should be taken before meals. Try to take it at the same time each day.

Amisulpride must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed otherwise, as stopping it suddenly could worsen your condition.
What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
When should I not use this medicine?
Amisulpride is not suitable for patients with dementia-related psychosis.

Alert your doctor if you have:

- phaeochromocytoma (a tumour of the adrenal gland)
- breast cancer or a tumour which is dependent on a hormone known as prolactin
- if you are less than 15 years old

Do not breastfeed while you are being treated with this medicine.

Do not take Amisulpride with medicines used to treat Parkisonson's disease such as levodopa, bromocriptine, and ropinirole.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have:

- fits or a history of fits
- Parkinson's disease
- abnormal heart rhythm
- kidney disease
- recent stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (also known as a TIA or a "mini-stroke")
- diabetes or have a history of diabetes
- blood disorders (diseases of the blood with a reduced number of red or white blood cells or platelets)
- risk factors for blood clot
- suicidal thoughts

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant.

If you are going for an operation, including minor operations and dental work, inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Amisulpride.

Amisulpride may affect the result of certain blood tests. If you are going for a blood test, inform your doctor that you are taking Amisulpride.
What side effects could I experience?
Amisulpride may make you drowsy or dizzy. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other common side effects of Amisulpride include difficulty sleeping, anxiety, agitation, constipation, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, weight gain, neck spasms, upward movement of eyeballs, and lockjaw.

After prolonged use with Amisulpride, some women may experience breast pain, milk secretion and changes in their menstrual cycle while some men may experience breast enlargement and impotence. Discuss with your doctor if you are concerned about these side effects.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following:

- fast or irregular heartbeat
- uncontrolled muscle movements of your body, face or tongue, such as lip smacking or worm-like movements of the tongue
- confusion or disorientation, muscle rigidity, fever and blood pressure changes, excessive sweating, drooling
- fever with persistent sore throat or mouth ulcers, unusual bleeding or bruising

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I take this with other medicines?
Do not take Amisulpride with medicines used to treat Parkisonson's disease such as levodopa, bromocriptine, and ropinirole.

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:

- medicines used to treat abnormal heart rhythm e.g. quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone, sotalol
- medicines for mood disorders e.g. lithium, pimozide, haloperidol
- other antipsychotic drugs e.g. sultopride, thioridazine
- medicine used to treat malaria e.g. halofantrine
- medicines for heart disease or high blood pressure e.g. propanolol, diltiazem, digoxin, clonidine
- certain antibiotics e.g. erythromycin, sparfloxacin
- medicine used to treat fungal infections e.g. amphotericin B
- diuretics (water pills) e.g. furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Amisulpride.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicine, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on amisulpride - oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2021 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by
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