FAQs ABOUT ARIPHRENZ 20MG
Does ARIPHRENZ 20MG increase blood sugar levels?
Yes. ARIPHRENZ 20MG can increase blood sugar levels and can precipitate diabetes. It can be identified by symptoms such as tiredness, increased thirst or hunger, frequent urination, and fruity breath. Consult your doctor if you experience any such symptoms. Also, it is important to inform your doctor if you already have diabetes or having a family history of diabetes as a precaution.
What are the uses of ARIPHRENZ 20MG?
ARIPHRENZ 20MG is an antipsychotic medicine. It is used in the treatment of schizophrenia, mania and depression. It also helps to control abnormal body movements and behavioral problems in children having Tic disorder or Autism.
Is ARIPHRENZ 20MG a sleeping medicine?
ARIPHRENZ 20MG is not a sleeping pill. But it can make you feel sleepy, because it works by regulating the release and uptake of certain chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) in the brain that affects your thoughts and sleep patterns.
What are the side effects of ARIPHRENZ 20MG?
ARIPHRENZ 20MG can cause difficulty in sleeping, restlessness, uncontrollable muscle movements, headache, tiredness, sleepiness, dizziness, or excessive saliva secretion. Consult your doctor if any of the side effect troubles you. Also, inform your doctor if you experience any unusual mood changes, increased sex drive, excessive gambling, suicidal thoughts, or worsening depression.
What is the best time to take ARIPHRENZ 20MG?
ARIPHRENZ 20MG can be taken with or without meals preferably in the mornings. However, your doctor will decide the time of consumption depending upon your age, body weight and health condition.
Will ARIPHRENZ 20MG work instantly?
No. It may take a few weeks for ARIPHRENZ 20MG to subside the symptoms of your illness, and so do not skip any dose or stop taking ARIPHRENZ 20MG without consulting your doctor. Sudden withdrawal of therapy may cause the symptoms to reoccur.
Does ARIPHRENZ 20MG make you feel high?
Yes. ARIPHRENZ 20MG works by regulating the release and uptake of certain chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) in the brain that affects your thoughts, mood, body movements and behavior. Therefore, it can change your behavior and make you feel high, develop unusual urges or cravings, or make you eat or spend more unusually. Inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Is ARIPHRENZ 20MG a narcotic?
No. ARIPHRENZ 20MG is an antipsychotic medicine. It is not a narcotic.
Is ARIPHRENZ 20MG same as Xanax?
No. ARIPHRENZ 20MG is an antipsychotic medicine. It contains aripiprazole which is an atypical antipsychotic used to treat mental illnesses. Xanax is a prescription medicine containing alprazolam. It is a tranquilizer used to reduce anxiety and to induce sleep.
What can be done if I forget to take a dose of ARIPHRENZ 20MG?
If you forgot to take a dose of ARIPHRENZ 20MG, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose to make up the missed dose as it could lead to toxicity.
Can I stop taking ARIPHRENZ 20MG once my symptoms subside?
Do not stop taking ARIPHRENZ 20MG on your own without consulting a doctor. Sudden withdrawal of therapy may cause the symptoms to reoccur.
What are the most important precautions to be followed while using ARIPHRENZ 20MG?
Before taking ARIPHRENZ 20MG, inform your doctor if you have diabetes, heart problems or fits. It is strictly not recommended for use in elderly patients having dementia-related psychosis. Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking ARIPHRENZ 20MG, as it could make you feel more dizzy or drowsy. Avoid getting over-heated or dehydrated while taking ARIPHRENZ 20MG. Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines. Do not skip your routine health check-ups and blood tests. Take ARIPHRENZ 20MG regularly as instructed by your physician. Do not skip a dose or stop taking ARIPHRENZ 20MG without consulting your doctor.
Can ARIPHRENZ 20MG cause hiccups?
Yes. ARIPHRENZ 20MG may cause transient and persistent hiccups among adult and adolescent patients. Consult your doctor if it bothers you.
Can ARIPHRENZ 20MG make you feel tired?
Yes. ARIPHRENZ 20MG can make you feel tired. It is because of its effects on the chemical messengers (serotonin) that controls sleep patterns and activities. If you experience tiredness, rest and relax. Avoid driving or operating any heavy tools or machines on your own. Consult your doctor if you experience severe tiredness.
Can I use ARIPHRENZ 20MG without consulting a doctor?
No. Do not take ARIPHRENZ 20MG without consulting your doctor.