Iloperidone is a medicinal drug that belongs to a group of drugs called an atypical antipsychotic. It is used for the treatment of schizophrenia. This ingredient is an active component of the medications. This drug plays an important role as a serotonergic antagonist, a dopaminergic antagonist and a second-generation antipsychotic. It is available as a conventional tablet for oral administration.
Class of Drugs – Atypical antipsychotics
Molecular Formula – C24H27FN2O4
Molecular Weight - 426.5 g/mol
Working: Given drug is a member of a class of drugs known as atypical antipsychotics that changes the activity of certain natural substances in the brain. This active ingredient Iloperidone acts by in the brain for the treatment of schizophrenia. This drug also called a second-generation antipsychotic (SGA). It rebalances dopamine and serotonin to improve thinking, mood, and behavior.
Uses: This mentioned active agent is used in the medicines indicated for the treatment of certain mental/mood disorders like schizophrenia. It can be useful to improve thinking more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. It also decreases hallucinations i.e. hearing/seeing things that are not there. This is a psychiatric drug that belongs to the class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics that acts by assisting to restore the balance of natural substances in the brain.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This atypical antipsychotic drug Iloperidone is used in a popular brand medicine as the main ingredient as mentioned below:
- Fanapt: 4 mg and 6 mg
This medicine should not be consumed by pregnant women, it may inhibit the growth of the fetus or may show harmful effects. Consult the doctor before consuming it.