Drug ID: 1d00000084
Drug Name: Amisulpride
Generic Names: Sizopride (200 mg) | Zulpride 200 | Ampicon (50 mg) | Goldpride (200 mg) | Sulpitac (50 mg) | Sulpitac (300 mg) | Stozen (50 mg) | Zulpride | Zonapride (200 mg) | Solaze (200 mg) | Amgrace (200 mg) | Sulpitac (200 mg) | Zonapride (100 mg) | Bipo Life (100 mg) | Psyride (50 mg) | Cyam (200 mg) | Bipo Life (50 mg) | Amisure (200mg) | Cyam (100 mg) | Sulpitac (100 mg) | Amisyt (100 mg) | Zulpride 100 | Amgrace | Goldpride | Sypride | Solaze (100 mg) | Sypride (100mg) | Amgrace (100 mg) | Sizopride (100 mg) | Amisyt (50 mg) | Amiprid | Amisulprid Dura | Amisulprid TAD | Amisulprid-biomo | Amisulpride EG | Amitrex | Deniban | Enorden | Goldalian | Isofredil | Matil | Nodasic | Socian | Sulamid | Sulprid | Zolen | Zoloser | More
Legal Status: Non opioid prescription only
Indication for Mother: Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Recommended Dose: Adult: Oral ?15 year: The recommended dose is 400-800 mg/day in 2 divided doses. Max: 1.2 g/day.
IntraMuscular- The recommended dose is 400 mg/day.
Recommended In: This medication is an atypical antipsychotic agent, prescribed for schizophrenia. It corrects the imbalance of chemical substances acting on the nervous system.
Directions For Use: It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle.
Storage: Store it at room temperature (25 to 30°C), and in an airtight container.
Dosage Forms: Tablet | Intramuscular Injection
Side Effects: Most Common - Extra pyramidal effects- abnormal movements, anxiety, restlessness, agitation and increased salivation.
Central Nervous System - Sleepiness or sleeplessness, tardive dyskinesia- involuntary movements, drowsiness, dizziness, and seizures.
Gastrointestinal - Constipation, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth and increased appetite.
Heart - Abnormal heart rhythm, slow heart rate and low blood pressure.
Miscellaneous - Impotence, weight gain, fever, raised liver enzyme level, and allergic reactions.
In Case of Overdose: No data available currently.
Avoid If: Caution should be exercised in patients with history of sugar, epilepsy, brain damage, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, abnormal heart rhythm, disturbances in blood electrolytes level, stoke, dementia, high blood pressure, smoking habit, alcoholism, elderly, and during pregnancy.
It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid abrupt withdrawal.
Patient may experience with abnormal movements, particularly of the face, lips, jaw and tongue, while taking this medication. If it is so consult with your doctor.
Patient may develop with increased risk of neuroleptic malignant syndrome and tardive dyskinesia with the following symptoms: high fever, sweating, muscle stiffness, faster breathing and drowsiness or sleepiness. If it is so consult with your doctor.
Monitor blood sugar level, ECG regularly while taking this medication.
Contraindicated in patients with tumor of the adrenal gland (phaeochromocytoma), tumors, children less than 15 years old, during breastfeeding.
Drug Interaction: This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious, possibly fatal interactions may occur:
quinidine, disopyramide, procainamide, amiodarone, sotalol, bepridil, cisapride, sultopride, thioridazine, methadone, intravenous erythromycin,
intravenous vincamine, halofantrine, pentamidine, sparfloxacin, bendrofluazide, hydrochlorothiazide, laxatives, glucocorticoids, tetracosactides, amphotericin, levodopa.
If you are currently using any of these medications, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting amisulpride.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and non-prescription/herbal products you may use, especially of:
beta-blockers, diltiazem, verapamil, clonidine, guanfacine, digitalis, diuretics, stimulant laxatives, intravenous amphotericin B, glucocorticoids, tetracosactides, pimozide, haloperidol, imipramineantidepressants, lithium, narcotics, anaesthetics, pain killers, sedative antihistamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, clonidine and derivatives, antihypertensive drugs, other hypotensive medications.