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ProductStrengthPack Size
Amisulpride Tablets100mg30 tablets / box
Amisulpride Tablets200mg30 tablets / box
Amisulpride Tablets400mg30 tablets / box
Aripiprazole Tablets10mg30 tablets / box
Aripiprazole Tablets15mg30 tablets / box
Olanzapine Orodispersible Tablets (Ozapex)5mg28 tablets / box
Olanzapine Orodispersible Tablets (Ozapex)10mg28 tablets / box
Paliperidone Prolonged-Release Tablets3mg28 tablets / box
Paliperidone Prolonged-Release Tablets6mg28 tablets / box
Paliperidone Prolonged-Release Tablets9mg28 tablets / box
Quetiapine Extended-Release Tablets50mg60 tablets / box
Quetiapine Extended-Release Tablets200mg60 tablets / box
Quetiapine Extended-Release Tablets300mg60 tablets / box
Quetiapine Extended-Release Tablets400mg60 tablets / box
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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a is a severe psychiatric disorder affecting 20 million people worldwide. People with schizophrenia experience positive symptoms e.g. disorganized speech, hallucinations or delusions and negative symptoms e.g. impairment in cognition and social withdrawal. Schizophrenia is treatable with medications and psychological support.

Antipsychotics
Antipsychotics are classified into typical antipsychotics (FGAs) and atypical antipsychotics (SGAs). Typical antipsychotics are less preferred due to worsening of negative symptoms and significant extrapyramidal symptoms. Atypical antipsychotics help improve negative symptoms and are associated with a lower risk of extrapyramidal symptoms. Examples of atypical antipsychotics include Amisulpride, Aripiprazole, Olanzapine, Paliperidone and Quetiapine.

  • Amisulpride works differently by acting selectively on dopamine receptors, minimizing the effect of sedation.

  • Aripiprazole is a well-tolerated antipsychotic with a lower risk of sedation and weight gain.

  • Olanzapine is a potent antipsychotic available as orodispersible tablets which are suitable for patients with swallowing difficulty.

  • Paliperidone is the only antipsychotic also indicated for schizoaffective disorder. It is indicated for both adults and adolescents.

  • Quetiapine has a lower risk of extrapyramidal symptoms among atypical antipsychotics.

  • Patients taking antipsychotic may experience motor symptoms such as hyperkinetic movement disorder, motor restlessness, cogwheel rigidity that affect the movement of patients. If these symptoms appear, Amantadine or anticholinergics may be taken when necessary.