Effects of this medicine
This medicine regulates a neurotransmitter in the brain (dopamine), thus alleviating depressed mood, soothing anxiety, tense nerves and excitement, and stabilizing the mental state.
It is usually used for the treatment of depression and a depressed mood and for stabilization of the mental state.
Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)
- Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is (( to be written by a healthcare professional))
- General dosage regimen: For the treatment of depression/depressed mood, for adults take 0.3 to 0.6g (150 to 300mg of the active ingredient) per day in several divided doses. The dosage may be adjusted according to your age and symptoms. The daily dose may be increased up to 1.2g (600mg).
For the treatment of other than symptoms listed above, for adults take 0.6 to 1.2g (300 to 600mg of the active ingredient) per day in several divided doses. The dosage may be adjusted according to your age and symptoms. The daily dose may be increased up to 2.4g (1,200mg).
One gram of this preparation contains 500mg of the active ingredient. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
- If you realize that you have missed a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT take double doses to make up for the missed dose.
- If you took too much of the medicine (more than ordered), check with your doctor/pharmacist.
- Do not stop taking the medicine without the instructions of your doctor.
Possible adverse reactions to this medicine
Common side effects are reported as below. If any of them occurs, check with your doctor/pharmacist: Parkinson's syndrome (tremor, stiffness, drooling), lactation, gynaecomastia, menstrual disorder, sleeping disorder, unrest, irritated feeling, sleepiness, feelings of weakness, malaise, thirst, rash, itching, oedema, etc.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
- high spiking fever, tremor of the hands and legs, muscle stiffness [neuroleptic malignant syndrome]
- cramp or spasm [convulsions]
- chest pain, palpitations, chest discomfort [prolonged QT, ventricular tachycardia]
- general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eye [hepatic function disorder, jaundice]
- sore throat, headache, fever [agranulocytosis, leukopenia]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.