Potential side effects
All medicines may cause side effects. However, many people do not experience them.
Most of the side effects listed here will improve with time. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist if they persist, become bothersome or worsen.
Increase your intake of fluids and include more fibre (vegetables and fruits) in your diet. Incorporate some exercise in your daily routine.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you require any laxatives.
Do not drive or operate any machinery.
Discuss with your doctor if you can take your medicine at a different time of day.
Serious side effects
If you experience signs of allergy such as rashes, swelling of lips/face/throat and difficulty breathing, stop this medicine immediately and seek medical attention.
If you experience new or worsening thoughts of self-harm or altered behavior consult a doctor immediately.
You may feel the need to keep moving constantly. Please notify your doctor if this happens after you have been given this medicine.
On rare occasions this medicine may cause unusual movements involving the face or tongue, muscle stiffness, shakiness and unsteadiness on your feet. Please notify your doctor immediately if this happens while taking this medicine.
A condition known as Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome may occur rarely. Symptoms include but are not limited to fever, muscle rigidity, altered mental state/ consciousness and/or irregular blood pressure, heart rhythm and palpitations. If you develop any of these symptoms or other unexplained symptoms while taking this medicine consult your doctor immediately. Inform your doctor if you require further information regarding this condition.
Take note that the side effects listed here are not exhaustive. Do seek medical attention if you have other symptoms that you think may be related to this medicine.
What do I need to tell my doctor before I take this medicine?
For women: Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding or have plans to become pregnant. If you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, your doctor would have discussed the potential benefits and side-effects of continuing this medication with you but should you have further questions or concerns, do consult your doctor.
This medicine may interact with a number of other medicines. Inform your doctor if you are taking or intend to start taking other medicines or supplements
What are the things I need to know or look out for while on this medicine?
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