Amisulpride 50mg tablets
What Amisulpride is used for :
Amisulpride is used to treat an illness called schizophrenia.
Sometimes people with these symptoms may also feel tense, anxious or depressed. Amisulpride
works by improving disturbed thoughts, feelings and behavior. It is used to treat schizophrenia when it starts and also over the long term.
Do not take Amisulpride and tell your doctor if :
• You are allergic (hypersensitive) to amisulpride or any of the other ingredients of amisulpride. Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue.
• You have breast cancer or something called ‘a prolactin dependent tumor’.
• You are taking levodopa, a medicine to treat Parkinson’s disease.
• The patient is under 18 years old.
Do not take this medicine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Amisulpride.
Warnings and precautions :
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking your medicine if:
• You have kidney problems.
• You have Parkinson’s disease.
• You have ever had fits (epileptic seizures).
• You have an unusual heart rate (rhythm).
• You have heart disease or family history of heart problems.
• Your doctor has told you that you might have a stroke.
• You are diabetic or have been told you have an increased risk of having diabetes.
• You are elderly.
• if you experience fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or yellow discoloration of the eyes or skin.
Possible side effects :
Like all medicines, Amisulpride can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking Amisulpride and see a doctor or go to a hospital straight away if:
• You have an allergic reaction.
• You have a fit (seizure).
• You get more infections than usual.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you have any of the following side effects:
• Trembling, muscle stiffness or spasm, slow movement, producing more saliva than usual or feeling restless.
• Movements that you cannot control, mainly of the arms and legs.
Other medicines and Amisulpride :
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines you buy without a prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because Amisulpride can affect the way some other medicines work. Also some medicines can affect the way Amisulpride works.
In particular, do not take this medicine, and tell your doctor if you are taking any
of the following medicines:
• Levodopa, a medicine to treat Parkinson’s disease.
• Drugs called ‘dopamine agonists’ such as ropinirole and bromocriptine.
How to take Amisulpride :
Always take Amisulpride exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor
or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Taking this medicine :
• Take this medicine by mouth.
• Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. Do not chew your tablets.
• Take before a meal.
How much to take :
• The amount of Amisulpride you take will depend on your illness. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
• The usual dose is between 50mg and 800mg each day.
• Doses up to 300mg each day can be taken as a single dose.
• Doses above 300mg should be taken as half in the morning and half in the evening.
How to store Amisulpride :
Keep this medicine in a safe place where children cannot see or reach it.
Do not use Amisulpride after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers
to the last day of that month.
Do not use Amisulpride if you notice that the tablets become discolored.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.