What this product is and what it is used for
Reagila contains the active substance cariprazine and belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics. It is used to treat adults with schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is a disease characterised by symptoms such as hearing, seeing or sensing things which are not there (hallucination), suspiciousness, mistaken beliefs, incoherent speech and behaviour and emotional flatness. People with this condition may also feel depressed, guilty, anxious, tense, or not being able to start or keep up planned activities, unwillingness to speak, lack of emotional response to a situation that would normally stimulate feelings in others.
How to use this product
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The recommended starting dose is 1.5 mg once a day by mouth. Thereafter, the dose may be slowly adjusted by your doctor, in steps of 1.5 mg, depending on how the treatment works for you.
The maximum dose should not exceed 6 mg once a day.
Take Reagila at the same time each day with or without food.
Possible side effects
Feeling of restlessness and inability to sit still
Sleepiness, difficulty in sleeping, abnormal dreams, nightmare, sleepwalking
Decreased or increased appetite
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Reagila, or during treatment if you have:
Ever experienced or start to experience restlessness and inability to sit still. These symptoms may occur early during treatment with Reagila. Tell your doctor if this happens.
Ever experienced or start to experience abnormal, involuntary movements, most commonly of the tongue or face. Tell your doctor if this happens.
Visual impairment. Your doctor will advise you to visit an ophthalmologist.
High or low blood pressure, cardiovascular disease.
How to store this product
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 30°C.
Store in the original package in order to protect from light.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the package after “EXP”. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not use this medicine if you notice any visible signs of deterioration.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.