Fanapt Medication Information
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A healthcare provider may prescribe Fanapt to treat schizophrenia. This selection from the eMedTV Web site offers an overview of this medication, including how it works, dosing guidelines, general precautions, possible side effects, and more.
- Fanapt Side Effects
Common side effects of Fanapt can include drowsiness, nausea, and dizziness, among other things. This eMedTV resource covers these and other side effects that may occur, including potentially serious side effects to report to your healthcare provider.
- Fanapt and Weight Gain
Weight gain does appear to be a side effect of Fanapt (iloperidone). This eMedTV Web resource further discusses clinical studies that were done on weight gain and Fanapt, and lists some things you can do if weight gain occurs while taking this drug.
- Fanapt and Diabetes
Is there a link between diabetes and Fanapt (iloperidone)? As this eMedTV page explains, the drug may cause diabetes or worsen preexisting diabetes. This page lists some signs of diabetes to watch out for if you are using this antipsychotic medication.
- Fanapt Uses
Fanapt is licensed to treat schizophrenia in adults. This eMedTV Web article further discusses uses of Fanapt, including why this medication is not approved for use in children, and detail on how this antipsychotic drug works.
- Fanapt Dosage
This eMedTV page explains that when treating schizophrenia, your doctor will start you on a low dosage of Fanapt and then slowly increase this dose. This page further discusses dosing guidelines and also offers tips on taking this medication.
- Fanapt Drug Interactions
Taking drugs like alcohol or blood pressure medicines along with Fanapt can cause negative interactions. This eMedTV article lists other substances that can cause drug interactions with Fanapt and describes the complications these interactions can cause.
- Fanapt Warnings and Precautions
Fanapt can cause a change in heart rhythm or increase blood sugar levels. This eMedTV article discusses other important warnings and precautions with Fanapt, such as possible drug interactions and the safety of taking Fanapt while pregnant or nursing.
- Fanapt Overdose
As this eMedTV page explains, taking an overdose of Fanapt (iloperidone) may cause a rapid heart rate, drowsiness, and uncontrollable body movements. This article discusses the possible effects of an overdose and describes some of the treatment options.
- Fanapt and Pregnancy
Fanapt (iloperidone) is a pregnancy Category C drug, meaning it may not be safe for pregnant women. This eMedTV article provides detailed information about pregnancy and Fanapt, including what to do if you become pregnant while taking this medicine.
- Fanapt and Breastfeeding
As this eMedTV page explains, it is unknown if Fanapt (iloperidone) passes through breast milk in humans, but it does pass through breast milk in rats. This page discusses breastfeeding and Fanapt, including the manufacturer's recommendation.
- Generic Fanapt
The earliest predictable date that a generic Fanapt (iloperidone) could become available is November 2016. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at this topic, listing some factors that could delay the introduction of a generic.