Blonanserin

Description

Blonanserin is used for the treatment of schizophrenia in adult patients who have failed to respond to the first line treatment. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like mood changes and irritability.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Blonanserin

  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Cough
  • Rash
  • Itching of skin
  • Headache
  • Tremor
  • Restlessness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weight gain

Uses of Blonanserin

What is it prescribed for?

  • Schizophrenia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe side effects such as dizziness, difficulty in concentration, impaired judgment, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with known allergy to blonanserin or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Driving or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause symptoms such as dizziness, sleepiness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Hypotension

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with hypotension due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Dementia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with dementia-related psychosis due to the increased risk of heart failure, pneumonia, death, etc. This risk is especially high in elderly patients. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor's supervision.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Liver Impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an impaired liver function due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an impaired kidney function due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Heart impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Use in elderly population

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in the elderly population due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with seizure disorders or central nervous system abnormalities due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the 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

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe side effects such as dizziness, difficulty in concentration, impaired judgment, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Antihypertensives

CYP3A4 inhibitors

CYP3A4 inducers

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine after food. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken after food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine acts on certain natural chemicals in the brain to bring about a change in the patient's behavior and thinking.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Atypical antipsychotics

Schedule

Schedule H

Blonanserin [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 14 September 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Blonanserin

[Internet]. Cdn.neiglobal.com. 2018 [cited 14 September 2018]. Available from:

http://cdn.neiglobal.com/content/pg/live/blonanserin.pdf

Blonanserin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 14 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB09223

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Information on this page was last updated on 21 Mar 2019

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