Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Ilodon. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ilodon may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing ... View More
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Ilodon is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Ilodon may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ilodon is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ilodon may not be needed in thes... View More
Ilodon should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ilodon may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ilodon is... View More
Ilodon is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia (a mental disorder that can result in hallucinations or delusions and also adve... View More
Side effects of Ilodon
- Dryness in mouth
- Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
- Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
How to use Ilodon
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ilodon may be taken with o... View More
How Ilodon works
Ilodon is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.
- Take it at bedtime to avoid feeling sleepy during the day.
- It may take 2-6 weeks to feel the medication's full effects.
- To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
- Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Ilodon can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- It may cause an increase in weight, blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides (fat). Eat healthy and exercise regularly.
- Do not stop taking Ilodon without talking to your doctor first as it may cause a worsening of symptoms.
Day 1: 1 mg PO q12hr; increase qDay to effective dose of 6-12 mg PO q12hr
Day 2: 2 mg PO q12hr, THEN increase qDay by 2 mg/day to effect... View More
Safety and efficacy not established
Renal impairment: Unlikely to have a significant impact since <1% of drug is excreted unchanged in urine
Mode of Action
May act by antagonizing a combination of dopamine type 2 (D2) and serotonin type 2 (5-HT2) receptors.
This drug is not approved for the treatment of patients with dementia-related psychosis.
Prolongs QT interval; caution with other drugs/conditions tha... View More
Dizziness (20%), Dry mouth (15%), Nausea (10%), Somnolence (10%), Tachycardia (12%)
Diarrhea, Ejaculation failure, Myalgia, Nas... View More