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Aridus 20 MG Tablet

Manufactured byZydus Cadila
ContainsAripiprazole
Description

Aridus 20 MG Tablet is an antipsychotic drug used for the treatment of Schizophrenia, and other mood disorders. Take this medicine at the same time regularly. This medicine can only control the symptoms but cannot cure the disease.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Aridus 20 MG Tablet

  • Muscle stiffness
  • Restlessness
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Anxiety
  • Dry mouth
  • Running Nose
  • Weight gain
  • Tremors
  • Tingling of hands and feet

Uses of Aridus 20 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 3 hours for an immediate release tablet and 5 to 7 hours for an extended release tablet.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 3 to 4 days.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it can result in dizziness and difficulty in concentration. Avoid activities that need mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is known to be excreted in human breast milk. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women. Use only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available.

Allergy

Not recommended in the patients allergic to Aridus 20 MG Tablet or other antipsychotics.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is known to be excreted in human breast milk. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women. Use only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available.
General warnings

Suicidal thoughts

Aridus 20 MG Tablet may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts. It should be used with caution and limited in patients with depression or suicidal tendencies.

Diabetes and Dyslipidemia

Aridus 20 MG Tablet may increase the blood glucose levels and lipids levels in the body. Assess these parameters before initiation of the treatment and regular monitoring of these parameters is necessary.

Tardive dyskinesia

Aridus 20 MG Tablet may cause involuntary movements of tongue, lips, and face. Inform the doctor if you have these symptoms. Gradual dose reduction or discontinuation of the medicine should be considered.

Withdrawal syndrome

Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like nausea, headache, diarrhea, dizziness, and irritability. Gradual dose reduction should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of Aridus 20 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Use of this medicine with alcohol will cause depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system.

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it can result in dizziness and difficulty in concentration. Avoid activities that need mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.
Interaction with Medicine

Ketoconazole

Metoclopramide

Antidiabetic medicines

Antihypertensives

Disease interactions

Dementia

This medicine is not recommended in the patients with dementia-related psychosis as it increases the risk of heart diseases like heart failure and infectious diseases like pneumonia. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Aridus 20 MG Tablet with adequate amount of water. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised. It is started at low doses and increased gradually based on the response. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by binding to the receptors and inhibits release of the chemical substances that cause psychotic symptoms.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Atypical antipsychotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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