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Nulet 5 Tablet

Nulet 5 Tablet

Prescription Required

Packaging :

strip of 10 tablets

Manufacturer :

Alteus Biogenics Pvt Ltd

Composition :

Aripiprazole (5mg)

MRP :

₹51₹57

Introduction to Nulet 5 Tablet

Nulet 5 Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic, that is FDA-approved for managing psychosis in schizophrenia and for treating acute manic episodes in bipolar disorder. It is also used in autism spectrum disorder to reduce irritability and in major depressive disorder and Tourette syndrome as adjunctive therapy. Additionally, its long-acting formulation aids in the maintenance therapy of chronic schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder.

It operates by interacting with neurotransmitters in the brain, specifically dopamine and serotonin receptors. It acts as a partial agonist at D2 and 5HT1a receptors, providing stabilization of these neurotransmitters in critical brain regions. This unique mechanism helps manage positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms associated with various psychiatric conditions.

Dosage recommendations depend on the specific condition being treated, and it's important to follow the prescribed regimen.

While aripiprazole shares some side effects with other antipsychotic medications, it is known for having a more favorable profile. Common side effects may include akathisia (restlessness), somnolence (sleepiness), nausea, and lightheadedness. Notably, aripiprazole is associated with a lower risk of weight gain, cholesterol abnormalities, glucose dysregulation, and hyperprolactinemia compared to other antipsychotics.

Individuals with a known hypersensitivity to aripiprazole or its components should avoid its use. Close monitoring is essential for potential rare adverse effects, including neuroleptic malignant syndrome, liver function abnormalities, seizures, and agranulocytosis. Careful consideration is necessary when prescribing aripiprazole in older adults, as it may contribute to inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) or hyponatremia.

 

If a dose is missed, it's important not to double up on the next dose. Instead, individuals should take the missed dose as soon as they remember, unless it's close to the time for the next scheduled dose. In such cases, it's advisable to skip the missed dose and resume the regular dosing schedule.

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How Nulet 5 Tablet Works

It is a type of antipsychotic that acts in a unique way. It functions by altering the activity of specific chemical messengers in the brain, influencing thoughts.

How to take Nulet 5 Tablet

Follow your doctor's advice on how much and for how long to take this medicine. Swallow the tablet whole; don't chew, crush, or break it. You can take it with or without food, but it's preferable to take it at the same time every day.

Special Precautions about Nulet 5 Tablet

Aripiprazole, like other antipsychotic medications, carries a risk of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS), a potentially life-threatening condition characterized by hyperthermia, muscle rigidity, altered mental status, and autonomic dysfunction.. If signs of NMS are observed, immediate medical attention is required.
Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with antipsychotic drugs, including Aripiprazole, are at an increased risk of cerebrovascular events. Aripiprazole is not approved for the treatment of patients with dementia-related psychosis.

USES IN Nulet 5 Tablet

Schizophrenia
Mania

BENEFITS OF Nulet 5 Tablet

Manages symptoms of mental disorders.
Effective for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Improves overall mental well-being.

SIDE EFFECTS OF Nulet 5 Tablet

Nausea
Vomiting
Blurred vision
Headache
Fatigue
Dizziness
Insomnia
Tremors
Constipation

What if I Missed a Dose of Nulet 5 Tablet

If you miss a dose, take it when you remember. If your next dose is close, skip the missed one and stay on your regular schedule. Avoid taking two doses at once. Consult your doctor for guidance on managing missed doses effectively.

Drug Interaction :

Aripiprazole is affected by enzymes CYP2D6 and CYP3A4; interacting with medications like paroxetine or fluoxetine can alter its plasma levels.
People with diabetes should be cautious; this medication's oral solution may contain up to 15 grams of sugar per dose.
Aripiprazole, an antipsychotic, and stimulant medications like amphetamine may have complex interactions, especially in ADHD treatment.
The simultaneous use of aripiprazole with stimulants is not a strict contraindication, but caution is advised.
Consult your healthcare provider for more information.

Drug-Food Interaction

No drug-food interactions have been identified for Aripiprazole, allowing it to be taken without dietary restrictions.
Consult your healthcare provider for more information.

Habit Forming

No

Disease Explanation :

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Schizophrenia is a disorder that causes psychosis, which means losing touch with real ... Show More

Disclaimer : This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Consult your healthcare provider before making any changes to your treatment . Do not ignore or delay professional medical advice based on anything you have seen or read on Medwiki.

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