DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
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Arive 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 Arive is utilised for treatment. Bipolar Disorders are also referred to as manic-depression. Arive is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Arive comes in the form of tablets and can be obtained solely on prescription.
The medication Arive has not been tested or deliberated with individuals under 18 years of age. Individuals allergic to Arive 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 Arive 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 Arive as it contains sugar. Patients suffering from demential symptoms should not take Arive.
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. Arive might interfere with effectiveness of these drugs and vice versa. Also, severe side effects may occur when taking this medication and these drugs simultaneously.
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 Arive 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 Arive increases the risks of suffering from a stroke or heart attack.
4. Effects on the mind - Arive can affect thought processes, decision-making and motoring skills. You should not drive or utilise any dangerous equipment while taking Arive until you know to what extent the drug affects you.
5. Dysphagia - Utilizing Arive 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 Arive 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.
Indications of an Arive 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 Arive dosage, do so right after you have remembered. But if you remember this when it almost time for the next Arive dosage, do not take the dosage you missed. Continue to follow your usual dosage program of the drug.
Do not take 2 dosages simultaneously.
This medicine comes in the form of a substance and a tablet for oral use. Arive should be taken once daily. The medication can be administered with or without meals. It is suggested that Arive 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 Arive 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. Arive controls the symptoms of schizophrenia but is not a permanent cure.
The medication should be stored at room temperature.
Depending on the reaction of the Arive after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Arive 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 Arive 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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The information was verified by Dr. Rachana Salvi, MD Pharmacology