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Arilan

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Arilan uses


Arilan information

Arilan is utilised in therapies for people suffering from the psychotic disorder schizophrenia. It is also utilised for sustaining a stable state in patients who have experienced symptom relief while taking other anti-psychotic drugs and who have been under observation for cases of health deterioration for about 6 and a half months. Bipolar Disorders are another illness where Arilan is utilised for treatment. Bipolar Disorders are also referred to as manic-depression. Arilan is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Arilan comes in the form of tablets and can be obtained solely on prescription.

Arilan warnings

The medication Arilan has not been tested or deliberated with individuals under 18 years of age. Individuals allergic to Arilan or any other component of the drug, cannot follow this treatment. When following this drug treatment, it is essential that there is no intake of alcohol during the period of the treatment. Do not breast-feed your child during the Arilan treatment. If you are expecting or are planning to have a baby, please inform your doctor. If you have suffered from fits or convulsions in the past, you should once again inform your doctor. Patients who are following treatments to control their sugar level in the blood are not advised to take Arilan as it contains sugar. Patients suffering from demential symptoms should not take Arilan.

Inform your doctor if you have previously suffered from a stroke/heart attack or have heart complications.

You should inform your doctor if you are following any other treatments or if you are taking any other drugs, especially Tegretol (carbamazepine), Fluoxetine, Ketoconazole, drugs for treating high BP, Paroxetine or Quinidine. Arilan might interfere with effectiveness of these drugs and vice versa. Also, severe side effects may occur when taking this medication and these drugs simultaneously.

Arilan side effects

This medicine side effects, or side effects when utilising any anti-psychotic drug, can be of a very severe nature. You should inform your doctor immediately if you feel you are experiencing any of the following side effects.

1. Hyperglycemia - please consult your doctor in situations where it is essential for you to control your blood sugar levels. There have been cases of coma and fatal cases where patients taking Arilan experienced a rise in their blood sugar levels.

2. TD (Tardive dyskinesia) - indications of Tardive dyskinesia are muscular tremors which are anomalous or cannot be controlled.

3. Increased risks of heart attack - research and examinations carried out with older patients suffering from dementia have shown that intake of Arilan increases the risks of suffering from a stroke or heart attack.

4. Effects on the mind - Arilan can affect thought processes, decision-making and motoring skills. You should not drive or utilise any dangerous equipment while taking Arilan until you know to what extent the drug affects you.

5. Dysphagia - Utilizing Arilan might cause you to have difficulties to swallow. This is also referred to as dysphagia. These difficulties might lead to suffocation. In certain cases, patients might experience aspiration pneumonia.

6. NMS (Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome) - indications of NMS are perspiration, a confused state of mind, a considerable rise in body temperature, stiff muscles, alterations in the BP, pulse and abnormal rhythm of the heartbeat.

NMS can cause complete loss of muscle usage and malfunctions of the kidney. It can also cause death.

More frequent side effects of Arilan are:

Debility, a condition of nausea, throwing up, swellings and irritations, nervousness, difficulties in falling asleep, bowel complications, giddiness, drowsiness, headaches and an agitated state of mind.

You should take precautions and ensure that you are not dehydrated and keep your body temperature stable.

If you start thinking of committing suicide, please inform your doctor.

Arilan overdose

Indications of an Arilan overdose may consist of drowsiness and throwing up. If you feel you have taken an overdose of this medication, please get in touch with your doctor as soon as possible.

If it so happens that you forget to take Arilan dosage, do so right after you have remembered. But if you remember this when it almost time for the next Arilan dosage, do not take the dosage you missed. Continue to follow your usual dosage program of the drug.

Do not take 2 dosages simultaneously.

Arilan usage guidelines

This medicine comes in the form of a substance and a tablet for oral use. Arilan should be taken once daily. The medication can be administered with or without meals. It is suggested that Arilan be taken at approximately a similar time everyday. Read the instructions on your prescription thoroughly. If you have doubts as to how to take this medication, please contact your doctor.

For adults, the suggested Arilan dosage is of 10mg or 15mg to be taken daily. Usually, your doctor will wait for a period of 2 weeks before changing the dosage.

This drug should be taken as instructed by the doctor. Do not change your dosage without consulting your doctor and do not discontinue usage even if there is an improvement in your condition. Arilan controls the symptoms of schizophrenia but is not a permanent cure.

Storing Arilan

The medication should be stored at room temperature.

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Arilan pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

infoActive ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.


Arilan available forms, composition, doses:

infoForm of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.


Arilan destination | category:

infoDestination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.


Arilan Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

infoA medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.


Arilan pharmaceutical companies:

infoPharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.


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References

  1. Dailymed."ABILIFY (ARIPIPRAZOLE) TABLET [LAKE ERIE MEDICAL SURGICAL & SUPPLY DBA QUALITY CARE PRODUCTS LLC]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. Dailymed."ARIPIPRAZOLE: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "Aripiprazole". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Arilan?

Depending on the reaction of the Arilan after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Arilan not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Arilan addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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sDrugs.com conducted a study on Arilan, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Arilan consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

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The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology

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