iloperidone

Pronunciation: EYE loe PER i done

Brand: Fanapt

Fanapt 1 mg

round, white, imprinted with LOGO, 1

Image of Fanapt 1 mg
slide 1 of 7
    

Fanapt 10 mg

round, white, imprinted with LOGO, 10

Image of Fanapt 10 mg
slide 2 of 7
    

Fanapt 12 mg

round, white, imprinted with LOGO, 12

Image of Fanapt 12 mg
slide 3 of 7
    

Fanapt 2 mg

round, white, imprinted with LOGO, 2

Image of Fanapt 2 mg
slide 4 of 7
    

Fanapt 4 mg

round, white, imprinted with LOGO, 4

Image of Fanapt 4 mg
slide 5 of 7
    

Fanapt 6 mg

round, white, imprinted with LOGO, 6

Image of Fanapt 6 mg
slide 6 of 7
    

Fanapt 8 mg

round, white, imprinted with LOGO, 8

Image of Fanapt 8 mg
slide 7 of 7
    

What is the most important information I should know about iloperidone?

Multum donot

Iloperidone is not for use in psychotic conditions related to dementia. Iloperidone may cause heart failure, sudden death, or pneumonia in older adults with dementia-related conditions.

Before you take iloperidone, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions.

Multum water

While you are taking iloperidone, you may be more sensitive to temperature extremes such as very hot or cold conditions. Avoid getting too cold, or becoming overheated or dehydrated. Drink plenty of fluids, especially in hot weather and during exercise. It is easier to become dangerously overheated and dehydrated while you are taking iloperidone.

Multum dizzy

Iloperidone may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Multum noalcohol

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of iloperidone.

Multum emt

Stop using iloperidone and call your doctor at once if you have very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, restless muscle movements in your face or neck, tremor (uncontrolled shaking), trouble swallowing, or feeling like you might pass out.

If you have stopped taking iloperidone for any reason, talk with your doctor before you start taking it again. You may need to restart the medication at a lower dose.

What is iloperidone?

Iloperidone is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain.

Iloperidone is used to treat schizophrenia.

Iloperidone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking iloperidone?

Multum donot

Iloperidone is not for use in psychotic conditions related to dementia. Iloperidone may cause heart failure, sudden death, or pneumonia in older adults with dementia-related conditions.

Multum donot

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to iloperidone.

To make sure you can safely take iloperidone, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • kidney or liver disease;
  • a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome;
  • seizures or epilepsy;
  • heart disease, heart rhythm problems;
  • high blood pressure, high cholesterol;
  • a history of low white blood cell (WBC) counts;
  • a history of heart attack or stroke;
  • an electrolyte imbalance, such as low potassium or magnesium levels in your blood;
  • a history of breast cancer;
  • diabetes (iloperidone may raise your blood sugar);
  • trouble swallowing; or
  • a history of suicidal thoughts.

FDA pregnancy category C. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

Taking antipsychotic medication during the last 3 months of pregnancy may cause problems in the newborn, such as withdrawal symptoms, breathing problems, feeding problems, fussiness, tremors, and limp or stiff muscles. However, you may have withdrawal symptoms or other problems if you stop taking your medicine during pregnancy. If you become pregnant while taking iloperidone, do not stop taking it without your doctor's advice.

Multum emt

Do not start or stop taking iloperidone during pregnancy without your doctor's advice. The benefit of controlling your schizophrenia may outweigh any risks posed by taking iloperidone.

Multum nobrfeed

It is not known whether iloperidone passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are taking iloperidone.

Older adults may be more likely to have side effects from this medicine.

How should I take iloperidone?

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.

Iloperidone can be taken with or without food.

Your doctor will need to check your progress on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.

Iloperidone may cause you to have high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). Talk to your doctor if you have any signs of hyperglycemia such as increased thirst or urination, excessive hunger, or weakness. If you are diabetic, check your blood sugar levels on a regular basis while you are taking iloperidone.

If you have stopped taking iloperidone for any reason, talk with your doctor before you start taking it again. You may need to restart the medication at a lower dose.

Multum rt

Store at room temperature away from moisture, light, and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Multum emt

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, fast heart rate, and feeling light-headed.

What should I avoid while taking iloperidone?

Multum water

While you are taking iloperidone, you may be more sensitive to temperature extremes such as very hot or cold conditions. Avoid getting too cold, or becoming overheated or dehydrated. Drink plenty of fluids, especially in hot weather and during exercise. It is easier to become dangerously overheated and dehydrated while you are taking iloperidone.

Multum dizzy

Iloperidone may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.

Multum noalcohol

Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of iloperidone.

What are the possible side effects of iloperidone?

Multum emt

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Multum donot

Stop taking this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • headache with chest pain and severe dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeats;
  • very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, feeling like you might pass out;
  • twitching or uncontrollable movements of your eyes, lips, tongue, face, arms, or legs;
  • high blood sugar (increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss);
  • thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • trouble swallowing; or
  • penis erection that is painful or lasts 4 hours or longer.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dizziness, drowsiness, tired feeling;
  • dry mouth, stuffy nose;
  • breast swelling or discharge;
  • weight gain; or
  • changes in menstrual periods.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect iloperidone?

Multum dizzy

Before using iloperidone, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by iloperidone.

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • arsenic trioxide (Trisenox);
  • tacrolimus (Prograf);
  • an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), or pentamidine (NebuPent, Pentam);
  • an antidepressant such as amitriptylline (Elavil, Vanatrip, Limbitrol), clomipramine (Anafranil), or desipramine (Norpramin);
  • anti-malaria medications such as chloroquine (Aralen) or mefloquine (Lariam);
  • heart rhythm medicine such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), dofetilide (Tikosyn), disopyramide (Norpace), dronedarone (Multaq), ibutilide (Corvert), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), propafenone (Rythmol), quinidine (Quin-G), or sotalol (Betapace);
  • medicine to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting such as dolasetron (Anzemet), droperidol (Inapsine), or ondansetron (Zofran);
  • other medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), clozapine (FazaClo, Clozaril), haloperidol (Haldol), pimozide (Orap), thioridazine (Mellaril), or ziprasidone (Geodon);
  • migraine headache medicine such as sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet) or zolmitriptan (Zomig); or
  • narcotic medication such as methadone (Methadose, Diskets, Dolophine).

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with iloperidone. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about iloperidone.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. Multum's drug information is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Copyright 1996-2013 Cerner Multum, Inc. Version: 8.01. Revision date: 2/21/2012.

Your use of the content provided in this service indicates that you have read, understood and agree to the End-User License Agreement, which can be accessed by clicking on this link.

This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise, Incorporated disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information. Your use of this information means that you agree to the Terms of Use. How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.

Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.