What is Solian (Amisulpride) prescribed for?
Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder in with you may interpret reality abnormally. Many of its symptoms include distorted thoughts, hallucinations, and feels of paranoia and fright. It also effects people in how they think, act, express emotions, relate to others, and perceive reality. And while it is not common, those that do suffer from it can find it to be one of the most chronic and disabling.
This medication is used to treat the symptoms that coincide with Schizophrenia. Solian belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics.
Amisulpride is believed to work by blocking, or antagonizing, the dopamine D2 receptor, reducing its signaling. The effectiveness of amisulpride in treating dysthymia and the negative symptoms of schizophrenia is believed to stem from its blockade of the presynaptic dopamine D2 receptors.
This medication is to be taken by mouth, as to how many times a day refer to your doctor. Swallow the pill whole. With a glass of water. Remember the dosage is based on your medical condition and your response to the treatment. And any other medications you may be taking will be kept in mind as well.
Be sure to tell your doctor of all other medications you may be on including, prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, and any herbal products.
Before taking this medication, it is best to advise your doctor if you are allergic to Amisulpride; or to any other medications or allergies in general. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
You should also let your doctor know of all of your medical history. Especially if you have ever dealt with any of these experiences in the past; phaeochromocytoma, a rare tumour of the adrenal glands which sit near the kidneys, tumour of the pituitary gland, a small gland at the base of the brain, breast cancer, or liver disease, heart and/or any blood vessel problems.
It is also best to notify your doctor if you are lactose intolerant.
While minor, some of these side effects may occur. They are as follows; drowsiness, weight gain, dizziness, increased appetite, nausea, vomiting, constipation, dry mouth, blurred vision, insomnia, anxiety, agitation, problems with orgasm. However if any of these persist or worsen, it’s best to speak with your doctor right away.
Some people may feel dizzy in the early stages of treatment, especially when getting up from a lying or sitting position. This side effect usually passes after taking Solian for a few days.
Sometimes trembling, noticeable muscle stiffness or spasm, slowness of movement, excess saliva, restlessness, an overwhelming urge to move and either distress or movements such as pacing, swinging of the legs while seated, rocking from foot to foot, or both can occur. This will usually be reduced if your dose of Solian is lowered by your doctor or if your doctor prescribes you an additional medicine.
Tell your doctor immediately or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital if you notice any of the following: muscle twitching, abnormal movements mainly of the face or tongue SOLIAN® 4, fever, unexplained infections, faster breathing, sweating, muscle stiffness, yellowing of the skin and eyes, also called jaundice, light coloured bowel motions, dark coloured urine. Stop taking this medication if you notice any of these symptoms and proceed to see your doctor immediately.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take?
The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.