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Taking arip 10 mg. Advised to take pacitane 2mg. What is the purpose of this medicine?

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my son is already taking arip 10 mg from the last 15 days, now the concerned doctor has advised to take pacitane 2mg after breakfast. what is the purpose of this medicine. Earlier he had also
Posted Mon, 20 Aug 2012 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Susanta Padhy 1 hour later

Arip contains Aripiprazole.

It is a dopamine stabilizer can have extrapyramidal side effects (EPS)(e.g masked faces, tremor, rigidity, slow walk etc.).

It is not necessarily that EPS will occur to every individual who takes Aripiprazole, but it can occur in some.

Hence, some psychiatrists prescribe Pacitene, contains Trihexyphenidyl, to prevent such side effects

Hope this clarifies your concern

Wish your son a speedy recovery

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