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Iqra tablet 25 mg 5x10's

Iqra tablet contains Clozapine | belongs to Dibenzodiazepine

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How it works

Iqra tablet 25 mg 5×10’s works by binding to the receptors and inhibits release of the chemical substances that cause psychotic symptoms.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Iqra tablet 25 mg 5×10’s

  • Blurred vision severe
  • Dizziness severe
  • Fast heartbeat severe
  • Shaking of the hands or feet severe
  • Constipation severe
  • Increased salivation severe
  • Anxiety severe
  • Dry mouth severe
  • Weight gain severe
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat

Uses of Iqra tablet 25 mg 5×10’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Schizophrenia

    Iqra tablet 25 mg 5×10’s is used in the treatment of schizophrenia. Delusions, hallucinations, reduced speaking are some of the symptoms of schizophrenia.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1.5 to 2.5 hours.

  • Duration of Effect

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4 to 12 hours.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it can result in dizziness and difficulty in concentration. Avoid activities that need mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine should be used with caution in the pregnant women. Discuss with the doctor about benefits overweigh risks before using this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    Avoid taking this medicine if you have a known allergy to Iqra tablet 25 mg 5×10’s or other antipsychotics.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine should be used with caution in the pregnant women. Discuss with the doctor about benefits overweigh risks before using this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Diabetes and Dyslipidemia

    Iqra tablet 25 mg 5×10’s may increase the blood glucose levels and lipids levels in the body. Assess these parameters before initiation of the treatment and regular monitoring of these parameters is necessary.

  • Blood cells count

    Iqra tablet 25 mg 5×10’s may reduce the blood cell count, especially WBC (neutrophils). Any symptoms of fever, weakness during the treatment should be reported to the doctor. Regular monitoring of blood cells count is necessary.

  • Discontinuation syndrome

    Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like nausea, headache, diarrhea, dizziness, and irritability. Gradual dose reduction should be made under the doctor's supervision.

  • Impaired liver function

    Iqra tablet 25 mg 5×10’s may cause severe liver injuries like the hepatic failure, hepatic necrosis, and hepatitis. Any signs and symptoms of elevated bilirubin levels or liver enzyme levels, fatigue, changes in the color of skin and eyes should be reported to the doctor.

  • Fever

    Iqra tablet 25 mg 5×10’s is reported to cause fever within first 3 weeks of treatment due to the decrease in the WBC count. Frequent monitoring of body temperature and blood cell count is necessary. Inform the doctor if fever persists.

  • Pediatric use

    The safety and efficacy of Iqra tablet 25 mg 5×10’s have not established in the children.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost 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.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Ketoconazole severe
  • Tramadol severe
  • Antidiabetic drugs moderate
  • Antihypertensives moderate
Disease interactions
  • severe

    This medicine is not recommended in the patients with dementia-related psychosis as it increases the risk of heart diseases like heart failure and infectious diseases like pneumonia. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

General Instructions

Take Iqra tablet 25 mg 5×10’s with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

References

How to use Iqra tablet 25 mg 5×10’s

UNLICENSED USE
Children: Schizophrenia in children unresponsive to, or intolerant of, conventional antipsychotic drugs: 12-18 yr, 12.5 mg once or twice on first day then 25-50 mg on 2nd day then increased gradually (if well tolerated) in steps of 25-50 mg daily over 14-21 days up to 300 mg daily in divided doses (larger dose at night, up to 200 mg daily may be taken as a single dose at bedtime). If necessary may be further increased in steps of 50-100 mg once (preferably) or twice weekly; usual dose 200-450 mg daily, max 900 mg daily. Restarting after interval of more than 2 days, 12.5 mg once or twice on first day (but may be feasible to increase more quickly than on initiation); extreme caution if previous respiratory or cardiac arrest with initial dosing.

what are the adverse effects of Iqra tablet 25 mg 5×10’s

Neutropenia leading to life threatening agranulocytosis. Orthostatic hypotension, respiratory/cardiac arrest (rare). Seizure induction. Transient extra-pyramidal symptoms. Myocarditis, pericarditis. Priapism. Drowsiness, hyper-salivation, tachycardia, fatigue, dizziness, headache, urinary retention and incontinence. Disturbances in temperature regulation, benign hyperthermia, GI upset. EEG, ECG changes, hyperglycaemia, skin reactions, weight gain.

What is the dose of Iqra tablet 25 mg 5×10’s

Adults: Day 1: 12.5 mg once or twice daily; day 2, 25 mg once or twice daily. Increase by 25-50 mg daily, over two to three wk, to 300 mg daily in divided doses. If necessary, continue to increase by 50-100 mg increments at 4-7 day intervals, up to max dose of 900 mg daily. Maintenance: 150-300 mg daily in divided doses. If treatment break exceeds 2 days re-titrate from initial dose. Elderly: Initially 12.5 mg daily increasing gradually in increments of 25 mg daily. Children: Not recommended.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Iqra tablet 25 mg 5×10’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts the your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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