Sicriptin 5 mg Tablet

Manufactured bySerum Institute Of India Ltd.
Description

Sicriptin 5 mg Tablet is a dopamine receptor agonist, which helps in the treatment of Parkinson's Disease. It should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases. It is advised not to take this medicine while breastfeeding due to the decrease in the breast milk production.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Sicriptin 5 mg Tablet

B Crip 5 mg Tablet
Abbott India Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Sicriptin 5 mg Tablet

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Uncontrolled body movements
  • Changes in vision
  • Increased sweating
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach pain

Uses of Sicriptin 5 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Acromegaly
  • Parkinson's disease
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 2 hours.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 15 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has reported
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is recommended for pregnant women only if necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.

Allergy

Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Sicriptin 5 mg Tablet or ergot alkaloids.

Breastfeeding

Not recommended in breastfeeding women due to the decrease in the milk production.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is recommended for pregnant women only if necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.
General warnings

Hypotension

This medicine may alter the blood pressure, especially while increasing the dose, and increases the risk of orthostatic hypotension. Close monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. The dose should be reduced if the symptoms worsen.

WIthdrawal effects

This medicine should not be stopped immediately without informing the doctor as it may cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome-like symptoms like fever, muscular rigidity, altered mental status. It is advised to decrease the dose gradually based on the clinical condition.

Psychosis

This medicine is known to cause psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, confusion, anxiety, depression. It should be used with caution in patients with nervous system disorders. Close monitoring of symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts is necessary.

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

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Alprazolam

Diltiazem

Azole antifungal agents

Nitroglycerin

Disease interactions

Cardiac Dysfunction

This medicine is known to cause adverse effects on the heart, therefore should be used with caution. Close monitoring of cardiac function is necessary while undergoing the treatment. The treatment should be discontinued if any signs of arrhythmias or conduction abnormalities are observed.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Sicriptin 5 mg Tablet as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than prescribed. Close monitoring of blood pressure is necessary while taking this medicine. This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding patients because it decreases breast milk production.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by decreasing the hormonal production that causes hyperprolactinemia and acromegaly. It increases the level of a natural substance that helps in treating Parkinson's Disease.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Dopaminergic Antiparkinsonism agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.tga.gov.au/prescribing-medicines-pregnancy-database

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