ARIP MT 10 MG TABLET

SKU: AH_CH_APS_3629 Category:

Generic :  Aripiprazole (10mg)

Treatment :  Schizophrenia , Mania

Pack size  :  15 (Tablet)

Manufacturer :  Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$4.77

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Arip MT 10 Tablet is an antipsychotic medicine. It is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (a mental disorder that can result in hallucinations or delusions and also adversely affects a person’s ability to think and behave) and mania. It can also be used to treat depression and bipolar disorders.

Arip MT 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably in the morning. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. It may be increased gradually. It may take a few weeks before you start to feel better. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as this can worsen your symptoms.

This medicine may increase your blood sugar and cholesterol levels. However, modifying your lifestyle by having a healthy diet and exercising regularly can reduce this side effect. your doctor will monitor your blood sugar and cholesterol levels periodically while you are taking this medication. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts while taking this medicine. Before taking the medicine you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. You should avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase some side effects.

 

BENEFITS OF ARIP MT TABLET

In Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person’s thinking ability, feelings and behavior become abnormal. Arip MT 10 Tablet helps restore the chemical imbalances in the brain that are responsible for such changes. It improves thoughts, behavior and enhances the quality of life.

In Mania

Mania means extremely excited or elevated mood. Arip MT 10 Tablet helps calm the mood and relax the nerves. This stabilises the mood and prevents the symptoms of mania from recurring again. Taking Arip MT 10 Tablet will ensure that you have a better social life and are able to do daily activities more comfortably.

 

HOW TO USE ARIP MT TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Arip MT 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

 

HOW ARIP MT TABLET WORKS

Arip MT 10 Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by changing the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Arip MT 10 Tablet.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Arip MT 10 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Arip MT 10 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
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Driving

UNSAFE
Arip MT 10 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Arip MT 10 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Arip MT 10 Tablet is recommended.
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Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Arip MT 10 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Arip MT 10 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

 

Drug Interactions

  • METOPROLOL
  • OLANZAPINE
  • FLUOXETINE
  • PAROXETINE
  • VENLAFAXINE
  • ITRACONAZOLE
  • KETOCONAZOLE
  • AMIODARONE
  • FLECAINIDE
  • QUINIDINE
  • NEVIRAPINE
  • EFAVIRENZ
  • INDINAVIR
  • RITONAVIR
  • IBUPROFEN
  • RIFAMPICIN
  • RIFABUTIN
  • PHENYTOIN
  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • PHENOBARBITAL

 

 

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Arip MT

  • Akathisia (inability to stay still)
  • Anxiety
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Increased saliva production
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Nausea
  • Parkinsonism
  • Restlessness
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremors
  • Vomiting

FAQ's

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Q. Is Arip MT 10 Tablet a mood stabilizer?

Arip MT 10 Tablet is effective in treating manic episodes and other mood symptoms of bipolar disorder but not for the depressive episodes. Therefore, it can be combined with mood stabilizers like valproate to treat bipolar disorders.

Q. How long does Arip MT 10 Tablet take to work?

The benefit of Arip MT 10 Tablet may appear after a few days or few weeks of starting Arip MT 10 Tablet. It may take 4-6 weeks to see the full benefits of this medicine.

Q. Does Arip MT 10 Tablet affect you sexually?

Yes, Arip MT 10 Tablet may cause prolonged and painful erection (priapism) in some patients. It may also cause impulse control disorder wherein the patient may develop urges or cravings that are irresistible and unusual for that person. In this case, the patient may develop an abnormally high sex drive or may experience an increase in sexual thoughts or feelings. Consult your doctor who may modify your dose or may advise to stop Arip MT 10 Tablet.

Q. What is the most important thing that I should know about Arip MT 10 Tablet?

Arip MT 10 Tablet is not approved in elderly patients with dementia as it may increase the risk of causing death. Dementia is a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities. This may further cause changes in mood and personality. Furthermore, patients with depression should be closely monitored when being given Arip MT 10 Tablet, as they can develop suicidal tendencies.

Q. What should I avoid while using Arip MT 10 Tablet?

Arip MT 10 Tablet may commonly cause sleepiness, sedation, dizziness, blurred vision, and double vision. Avoid driving and using heavy machinery if you experience these symptoms. You should also avoid over-exercise, over-exposure to heat or getting dehydrated by avoiding direct sunlight. It is recommended to stay indoors in hot weather, and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

Q. Can Arip MT 10 Tablet be taken by diabetics?

Arip MT 10 Tablet may cause an increase in blood sugar levels. Extremely high levels of blood sugar may cause coma and death. Therefore, if you have diabetes, you should stay alert and check your blood sugar levels regularly.

Q. Does Arip MT 10 Tablet cause weight gain?

Arip MT 10 Tablet may cause weight gain in some patients. This medicine may also increase the cholesterol and fat levels in the blood. If you gain weight during treatment with Arip MT 10 Tablet, consult your doctor for diet and exercise advice.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 15

pack form  – tablet

 

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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