Spenzo 0.5 Tablet is a prescription
medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It may also be used to treat
depression and bipolar disorder. It alters the thoughts and elevates the mood,
improving the person’s ability to think, feel and behave.
Spenzo 0.5 Tablet may be taken with or without food,
preferably at the same time each day. Take it at the same time each day as this
helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this
medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have
missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any doses and
finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important
that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as
it may worsen your symptoms.
Some common side effects of this medicine include dry mouth,
abnormality of voluntary movements, urinary retention, constipation, and muscle
rigidity. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure
when you change positions, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that
requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
Inform your doctor if you experience any abnormal movements,
particularly of the face, lips, jaw, and tongue while taking this medicine.
Your doctor may advise for regular monitoring of blood sugar and cholesterol
levels. Additionally, avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it
can make drowsiness worse. This medicine can also lead to weight gain, eat a
healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food, and exercise