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Solian is the brand name for the generic drug amisulpride. It is an atypical antipsychotic. Solian is used in the treatment of schizophrenia, and mania associated with bipolar disorders. Solian works by blocking the receptors in the brain that causes hallucinations and delusions. Solian is very effective in treating the symptoms of schizophrenia like social isolation, lack of emotion, hallucinations, and hostility. \
Solian is not approved for use by the FDA in the United States of America. However it is used in Europe. Since Solian is a prescription medication, it is recommended to follow the dosages that are prescribed by your doctor.
Taking Solian might cause drowsiness. Hence it is better not to drive or involve in any activity that needs alertness while on this drug. This medicine might lower your blood pressure and you might feel dizziness. The function of the heart needs to be monitored regularly while taking Solian. There might be a tendency to stop this medicine when you are feeling better. Do not stop this medicine when you feel like that. Consult your doctor in such cases. Stopping this medicine suddenly might cause symptoms like vomiting, sleeplessness, and nausea.
Solian should not be used in children below 15 years of age. Proper monitoring is necessary when this medicine is used with elderly people, people with diabetes, and people with dementia, high blood pressure, Parkinsonís disease, and heart disease.
Some of the common side effects of using Solian are abnormal movements of hands and legs and other parts of the body like face, neck and tongue. Salivation is increased and restlessness is found in some people. Anxiety and agitation are the other side effects found in people using Solian. Difficulty in sleeping, dry mouth, impotence, breast enlargement, production of milk, nausea and vomiting are some other side effects of using Solian.
People who are already taking medicines like cisapride, methadoe, moxifloxacin, sertindole, astemizole, terfenadine, quinine, halofantrine, and thioridazine should not take Solian as it might lead to abnormal heart beats.
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