Vraylar (Cariprazine)

General Information

Vraylar (Cariprazine) is an oral atypical antipsychotic. This is specifically indicated for the treatment of mood/mental disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. 

How does Vraylar (Cariprazine) work?

Vraylar (Cariprazine) rebalances serotonin and dopamine to improve mood, thinking, and behavior. This specifically works in the brain.

The symptoms of schizophrenia include:

  • Hallucinations – images that seem real or imagined voices
  • Little desire to be around other people
  • Delusions – beliefs that are not true like other people are reading your thoughts
  • Trouble speaking clearly
  • Trouble organizing your thoughts or Disorganized thinking and making sense
  • Lack of motivation

This medication may help some or all of these symptoms.

Why use Vraylar (Cariprazine)?

Vraylar (Cariprazine) is a second generation psychotics. This treatment has the active ingredient of Cariprazine. This is intended for oral administration only. Each hard gelatin capsule has a white to off-white powder of Cariprazine. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this in the year 2015.

How to use Vraylar (Cariprazine)?

The recommended dosage for this medication will depend on your condition and response.

This comes as a capsule to be taken by mouth. Vraylar (Cariprazine) is usually taken once a day. You may take it with or without food. Take it at the same time each day or exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less of it or more than the prescription of your doctor. Your doctor will most likely to start you on a low dose and gradually increase the dose. It will depend on how the medication will work on you and the side effects that you will experience.

What are the side-effects of Vraylar (Cariprazine)?

  • Cough, back pain, dry mouth
  • Diarrhea, toothache, abdominal pain
  • Headache, restlessness, vomiting
  • Indigestion, agitation, nausea
  • Sleepiness, weight gain, insomnia
  • Constipation, anxiety, pain in the extremities
  • Loss of appetite, dizziness
  • Extrapyramidal symptoms (muscle rigidity, muscle spasms, jerking movements)

Warnings and Precautions

  • Before taking this medication, talk to your doctor first if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  • Inform your doctor know if you have any allergies, medical history, or current medications.
  • Avoid driving or do anything that needs your full alertness. This medication may make you feel dizzy.
  • You should not share this or any of your drugs with others who have the same condition as yours.
  • Do not stop this medication or change the dosage without the prescription of your doctor.
  • Keep this far from the reach of children.