Fanapt is a popular brand medicine indicated for the treatment of mental/mood disorders such as schizophrenia. It is composed of an active component Iloperidone, which is an atypical antipsychotic agent. It is manufactured by one of the top pharmaceutical companies, Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. It is offered in a 4 mg and 6 mg as a conventional tablet form.
Manufacturer: Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Active Ingredient: The active component of this medication is Iloperidone, which is an atypical antipsychotic agent indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia. It is related to a low rate of serum aminotransferase elevations during therapy. A member of the group of second-generation antipsychotics that plays the role of a serotonergic antagonist, a dopaminergic antagonist and a second-generation antipsychotic.
Indications: This medication is indicated to treat certain mental/mood disorders like schizophrenia. Fanapt helps to improve thinking more clearly, to feel less nervous, and to take part in daily functions in life. It decreases hallucinations i.e. hearing/seeing things that are not there. It a psychiatric medication belongs to the class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics that helps to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.
Action Mechanism: This mentioned medication is working in the brain to treat a condition like schizophrenia. This medication is known as a second-generation antipsychotic or atypical antipsychotic that rebalances dopamine and serotonin to improve thinking, mood, and behavior.
Dosages: This atypical antipsychotic medication is available for oral consumption in a dosage given below:
- 4 mg: It is an oral drug consumed with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually 2 times a day
- 6 mg: Recommended to take this medicine as directed by the doctor
This medication may cause dizzy or drowsy. Alcoholic beverages can induce more dizziness or drowsiness. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness immediately after consuming this drug.