Schizophrenia can make you feel, see or hear things which do not exist, have strange and frightening thoughts, change how you act, and make you feel alone. Sometimes people with these symptoms may also feel tense, anxious or depressed. Amisulpride works by improving disturbed thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
The recommended dose is 50mg. Doses up to 300mg each day can be taken as a single dose. Take the dose at the same time each day. Swallow amisulpride tablets with plenty of water before a meal. Do not drink alcohol while you are taking amisulpride. This is because amisulpride can change the way the alcohol affects you.
This medicine is not recommended in people under 18 years old. If you have been told by your doctor that you cannot tolerate some sugars, talk to your doctor before having this medicine. You may feel less alert, drowsy or sleepy and have blurred vision while taking this medicine. If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines.
Do not take amisulpride and tell your doctor if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to amisulpride, you are pregnant, might become pregnant or are breast-feeding, you have breast cancer or something called "a prolactin dependent tumour", you have a tumour on your adrenal gland (called phaeochromocytoma), you have been diagnosed with a pituitary tumour, if you under 18 years old. Take special care and check with your doctor before taking amisulpride if you have kidney problems, you have diabetes, you have Parkinson?s disease, you have ever had fits (epileptic seizures), you have an unusual heart rate (rhythm), you are elderly, you have low potassium levels in your blood, you are taking any drugs which may lower potassium levels (such as thiazide, diuretics, bendroflumethiazide, hydrochlorothiazide), you have been told by your doctor that you might have a stroke, you or someone else in your family has a history of blood clots, as medicines like these have been associated with formation of blood clots, you have a low number of white blood cells (agranulocytosis).
Possible side effect
The most common side effects are difficulty sleeping (insomnia) or feeling anxious or agitated, feeling drowsy or sleepy, constipation, feeling or being sick, dry mouth, putting on weight, unusual production of breast milk in women and men, breast pain, menstrual period stops. Stop taking amisulpride and see a doctor or go to a hospital straight away if you have an allergic reaction to amisulpride tablets; if you have an unusual heart rate; if you you have a high temperature, sweating, stiff muscles, fast heartbeat, fast breathing and feel confused, drowsy or agitated; if you have a seizure; if you have blood clots in the veins especially in the legs; if you get more infections than usual.
Do not take this medicine, and tell your doctor, if you are taking: Levodopa, a medicine to treat Parkinson's disease or drugs called "dopamine agonists" such as ropinirole and bromocriptine. Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following: medicines used to control your heart beat such as quinidine, disopyramide, amiodarone and sotalol; other anti-psychotic medicines used for mental problems; medicines for high blood pressure and migraine such as clonidine, diltiazem and verapamil, guanfacine and digitalis; medicines which help you sleep such as barbiturates and benzodiazepines; pain-killers such as tramadol and indometacin, anaesthetics; antihistamines such as promethazine which make you sleepy; medicines that can affect the levels of sodium and potassium in your blood such as water tablets, some laxatives, glucocorticoids, tetracosactide and amphotericin.
If you forget to take a dose at the right time, take it as soon as you remember, then go on as before. However, do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
If you take more tablets than you should, tell a doctor or go to a hospital casualty department straight away. Take the medicine pack with you. This is so the doctor knows what you have taken. The following effects may happen: feeling restless or shaky, rigid muscles, feeling drowsy or sleepy which could lead to a loss of consciousness.
Store the medicine at room temperature between 20-25 C (68-77 F). Store away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. It is not recommended to store in a bathroom and places available for children.
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