Know the basics
What is Dolmatil® (Sulpiride) used for?
Dolmatil® is commonly used to treat schizophrenia.
How should I take Dolmatil® (Sulpiride)?
For orally taken form, you should:
- Take Dolmatil® by mouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
- Read the label carefully before using Dolmatil®.
- Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.
- Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water.
How do I store Dolmatil (Sulpiride)?
Dolmatil® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Dolmatil® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Dolmatil® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Dolmatil® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Know the precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Dolmatil® (Sulpiride)?
Before using Dolmatil®, tell your doctor if you have:
- Allergic reaction: to Dolmatil®, excipients using for dosage form containing Dolmatil®. The information is detailed in the leaflet.
- Allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
- Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Dolmatil®.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Dolmatil® during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before having this medicine if you are pregnant, might become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant.
Do not breastfeed if you are taking Dolmatil® Tablets. This is because small amounts may pass into mothers’ milk. If you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
Know the side effects
What side effects can occur from Dolmatil® (Sulpiride)?
As taking others medicines, taking Dolmatil® can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.
Some of the side effects are listed below:
- Tremor, stiffness and shuffling (parkinsonism);
- Trembling, muscle spasms or slow movements (extrapyramidal disorders).
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Know the interactions
What drugs may interact with Dolmatil® (Sulpiride)?
Dolmatil® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval, such as antiparkinsonian drugs (including ropinirole).
Does food or alcohol interact with Dolmatil® (Sulpiride)?
Dolmatil® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
Do not drink alcohol or take medicines that contain alcohol while being treated with Dolmatil® Tablets. This is because alcohol can increase the effects of Dolmatil® Tablets.
What health conditions may interact with Dolmatil® (Sulpiride)?
Dolmatil® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
Understand the dosage
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Dolmatil® (Sulpiride).
What is the dose of Dolmatil® (Sulpiride) for an adult?
Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Dolmatil® hydrochloride.
The usual starting dose is 400mg (two 200mg or one 400mg tablet) to 800mg (four 200mg or two 400mg tablets) daily depending on your illness. Your doctor may then change your dose depending on your situation.
What is the dose of Dolmatil® (Sulpiride) for a child?
Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Dolmatil®. Dolmatil® Tablets are not recommended for children under 14 years of age.
How is Dolmatil® (Sulpiride) available?
Dolmatil® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Dolmatil® 200mg Tablets;
- Dolmatil® 400mg Film-Coated Tablets.
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Dolmati®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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