What is Amisulpride used for ?
Amisulpride belongs to a group of medications known as anti-psychotics. It is used to treat Schizophrenia, a condition that can make you feel, hear or see the things that do not exist and change how you act and make you feel without help. Amisulpride works by improving disturbed thoughts, feelings and behavior.
Do not take Amisulpride if you
- Are allergic to Amisulpride or to any of the other ingredients
- Are Pregnant or might become pregnant or are breast-feeding
- Have breast cancer or something called ‘a prolactin dependent tumour’
- Have a tumour on the adrenal gland (called pheochromocytoma)
- Are under 15 years of age
Things to Tell Your Doctor. If
- Your have heart disease or family history of heart problems
- You are taking other medicines which could change your heart rate, such as medicines which are used to control your heart beat
- Your have Parkinson’s disease or are taking levodopa, a medicine used to treat Parkinson's disease
- Your have ever had fits (epileptic seizures)
- 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 are diabetic
What to do if you missed a dose ?
If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
Most common side effects ?
- Muscle stiffness or spasm
- Slow movement
- Producing more saliva than usual
- Feeling restless.
For a complete list of side effects please see the side effects tab.