Fanapt (Iloperidone) Dosage and Side Effects
ILOPERIDONE (EYE loe PER i done) is an antipsychotic medicine. It is used to treat schizophrenia.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
Proper Use of this medication
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -change in blood sugar -confusion -fainting spells -fast or irregular heartbeat -fever or chills, sore throat -inability to control muscle movements in the face, mouth, hands, arms, or legs -painful or prolonged erections -restlessness or need to keep moving -seizures (convulsions) -stiffness, spasms, trembling Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -change in sex drive or performance -diarrhea -drowsiness or dizziness -dry mouth -nasal congestion -nausea, vomiting -weight gain
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Interactions with this medication
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications: -certain antibiotics such as clarithromycin, erythromycin, gatifloxacin, grepafloxacin, moxifloxacin, pentamidine, sparfloxacin -certain medicines for fungal infections like fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole -certain medicines for irregular heartbeat such as amiodarone, disopyramide, dofetilide, dronedarone, ibutilide, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol -chloroquine -chlorpromazine -cisapride -droperidol -haloperidol -levomethadyl -methadone -pimozide -thioridazine -ziprasidone This medicine may also interact with the following medications: -alcohol -certain medicines for blood pressure -certain medications for Parkinson's disease like levodopa -certain medicines for sleep -fluoxetine -other medicines that prolong the QT interval (cause an abnormal heart rhythm) -paroxetine
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Warnings and Precautions
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. It may be several weeks before you see the full effects of this medicine. Notify your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms get worse, if you have new symptoms, if you are having an unusual effect from this medicine, or if you feel out of control, very discouraged or think you might harm yourself or others. Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. You may need to gradually reduce the dose. Ask your doctor or health care professional for advice. You may get dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can increase dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid alcoholic drinks. Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water will help. This medicine can reduce the response of your body to heat or cold. Dress warm in cold weather and stay hydrated in hot weather. If possible, avoid extreme temperatures like saunas, hot tubs, very hot or cold showers, or activities that can cause dehydration such as vigorous exercise.
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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.