Tiapride

Description

Tiapride is used for the treatment of agitation and aggressiveness in adult patients with cognitive impairment. This medicine is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Tiapride

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Stomach pain
  • Dizziness and Drowsiness
  • Skin Rash
  • Itching
  • Difficulty or painful urination
  • Increased thirst

Uses of Tiapride

What is it prescribed for?

  • Tardive dyskinesia
  • Agitation and aggressiveness
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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. 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. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to Tiapride or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Prolactin dependent tumor

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with prolactin-dependent tumor since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from Neuroleptic malignant syndrome since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Pheochromocytoma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from pheochromocytoma (a tumor in the adrenal gland), since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

Driving or Operating machinery

This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Use in children

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

Seizures

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of seizures due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Kidney diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Parkinson's Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with Parkinson's disease, a brain disorder that affects the movement due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments 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. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

QT prolongation

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of prolonged QT intervals due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases 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

Aceclofenac

Alprazolam

Amikacin

Acetazolamide

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking this medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken after food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by blocking the dopamine receptors in the brain and improves excitement or aggression.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antipsychotics, Dopamine Antagonists

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Db.cbg-meb.nl. 2018 [cited 15 December 2018]. Available from:

https://db.cbg-meb.nl/mri/spc/nlh-0752-001.pdf

Tiapride - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 15 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB13025

Tiapride [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 15 December 2018]. Available from:

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

[Internet]. Db.cbg-meb.nl. 2018 [cited 15 December 2018]. Available from:

https://db.cbg-meb.nl/veegactie/csp/Tiapride-November2010.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 28 Jan 2019

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