Vraylar (Cariprazine) is a prescription medication used to treat certain mental or mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, bipolar depression, schizophrenia). Cariprazine belongs to a class of drugs known as atypical antipsychotics. This medication works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain. Vraylar helps smooth the ups and downs that happen with bipolar type I disorder. It improves overall depressive and manic symptoms, treats mixed episodes, and reduce the overall severity of the condition.
The brand Vraylar comes from the United Kingdom also called Reagila manufactured by Recordati Pharma. The generic version is not available.
The most common side effects of Vraylar may include:
• Feeling restless;
• Uncontrolled body movements;
• Vomiting or upset stomach
Call your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• A light-headed feeling like you might pass out;
• A seizure;
• High blood sugar;
• Low white blood cell counts;
• Severe distress or agitation;
• Severe nervous system reaction;
• Sudden numbness or weakness;
• Trouble swallowing or accidentally inhaling food or drink;
• Uncontrolled muscle movements in your face;
• Vision or speech problems
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not use Vraylar if you are allergic to Cariprazine or if you are an adult with dementia-related psychosis. Before you start taking this medication, tell your doctors if are dehydrated or if you have:
• A stroke or a blood clot;
• Heart disease or high blood pressure;
• High cholesterol or triglycerides;
• Liver or kidney disease
Do not drink alcohol because it can cause dangerous side effects. Avoid driving to any hazardous activity until you know how this medication will affect you. Vraylar may make you more sensitive to temperature extremes such as very hot weather conditions. Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not stop taking this medication with speaking to your doctor. Vraylar is not approved for anyone younger than 18 years old.
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