Medicines & Supplements A to Z > Amisulpride
Last updated on 14/07/2021.
GENERIC NAME: Amisulpride
CHINESE NAME: 氨磺必利, 阿米舒必利
BRAND NAME(S) IN HONG KONG: Solian 樂靈逸
DRUG CLASS: Antipsychotics, Antiemetics
SUB CLASS: Atypical antipsychotics, Dopamine antagonists
USED FOR: Schizophrenia, postoperative nausea and vomiting
AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
– 100 mg, 200 mg, 400 mg (tablets)
What is Amisulpride for?
Amisulpride belongs to a class of medications called atypical antipsychotics. It blocks the excessive actions of dopamine in your brain to restore normal mood and behaviour. It is used to treat schizophrenia.
How to use it?
Amisulpride can be taken by mouth. It should be taken on an empty stomach, preferably before meals.
400-800 mg daily in 2 divided doses, adjust according to response. Maximum dose is 1.2 g daily.
Schizophrenia with predominantly negative symptoms
50-300 mg daily.
What are the side effects of Amisulpride?
Common side effects of Amisulpride include anxiety, breast pain, excessive saliva production, agitation, amenorrhoea, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, erectile dysfunction, insomnia, parkinsonism, seizure, tremor and vomiting.
Who should not take Amisulpride?
– People allergic to Amisulpride or any component of the formulation
– Patients with central nervous system depression
– Patients with breast cancer or pituitary gland tumours
– This medication may cause sedation. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how you respond to Amisulpride.
– Avoid alcohol use while taking this medication.
Common dosing schedule:
Amisulpride is taken twice daily. It should be taken before meals.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Amisulpride may interact with:
– Anticonvulsants, e.g. Phenobarbital, Phenytoin
– Medicines for lowering blood pressure, e.g. Atenolol, Verapamil
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
Where to buy Amisulpride in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, Amisulpride is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Amisulpride in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.