Tercian belongs to a family of medications called antipsychotics.
It works by acting on certain chemicals in the brain.
It is used to treat a condition characterized by symptoms such as hearing, seeing or smelling things that are not there, unusual suspicion, false beliefs, inconsistent speech and behavior, and emotional and social withdrawal.
People with this condition may also feel depressed, guilty, anxious, or tense.
It is also used to treat certain types of anxiety in adults.
This medicine is for adults and children over 6 years of age.
tercian is available in the following presentations:
- Tercian 25 mg
- Tercian 40 mg
- Tercian 100 mg
Things To Consider Before Using Tercian
Never use Tercian in the following cases:
- If you are allergic to the active ingredient (Cyamemazine) or any of the other ingredients of the medicine.
- If you have difficulty urinating.
- If you have or are at risk of developing glaucoma (an eye disease in which the fluid pressure inside the eye increases and can affect your ability to see).
- If you have ever experienced a significant decrease in the number of certain white blood cells in your blood (agranulocytosis).
- If you smoke or have high blood pressure, excessive amounts of sugar, cholesterol or fat in the blood
- If you have heart disease.
- If you have liver or kidney disease.
- If you have ever had seizures (old or new) or epilepsy.
- If your prostate is enlarged.
- If you have constipation
- If you drink excessively
This medicine should be used with caution in the conditions listed below:
- In elderly patients
- If you or anyone in your family has a history of blood clots due to antipsychotic drug use
You should avoid consumption of alcohol-containing beverages during treatment.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
During treatment, you should immediately inform your doctor in the following cases:
- If you feel stiffness in your muscles, unconsciousness and fever. In this case, you should stop the treatment immediately and inform your doctor.
- If you have a fever, paleness, excessive sweating, or other signs of infection. In fact, in rare cases this medication can cause a drop in your white blood cells, which promotes infection.
- If there is bloating and pain in the stomach as well as constipation that continues over time. In fact, this medicine can cause very serious inflammation of the intestine, which in very rare cases can lead to intestinal blockage or destruction of cells (necrosis).
- In order to detect a possible heart disease, your doctor may perform an examination (electrocardiogram) to record the electrical activity of the heart. In fact, some drugs (antipsychotics) from the same family as Terecan can cause heart rhythm disorders in very rare cases.
- If you have diabetes or diabetes risk factors, you will need to monitor your blood sugar levels very carefully.
Regular medical follow-up is important in children.
Other Drugs And Tercilan
If you are using or have used any of the medications listed below, tell your doctor before using this medication:
- Cabergoline or quinagolide (used to treat excessive or abnormal milk flow)
- Domperidone (used to relieve nausea and vomiting)
- Citalopram, escitalopram (used to treat anxiety or depression)
- Hydroxyzine (used to treat anxiety, hives, and some insomnia in children)
- Medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease (levodopa, amantadine, etc.).
- Sodium oxybate (used to treat narcolepsy in adults with cataplexy).
- Dolasetron administered intravenously
- Vincamine administered intravenously
- Prucalopride (used to treat constipation),
- Mizolastin, mechitazine (used to treat allergies),
- Difemanil (used in the treatment of gastric secretion disorders and excessive sweating),
- Neuroleptics (amisulpride, chlorpromazine, etc.).
- Antiparasitics (artenimol, chloroquine, etc.)
- Methadone (medication used to treat addiction).
- Antiarrhythmics (drugs to help control irregular or fast heartbeat).
- Medicines used in cancer treatment such as toremifene, arsenic, vandetanib.
- Medications aimed at lowering your heart rate
- Medicines that lower the level of potassium in your blood
- Bisoprolol, carvedilol, metoprolol, nebivolol (drugs used in heart failure).
- Anagrelide (medicine used to treat a condition called essential thrombocythemia).
- Ondansetron (anti-vomiting medicine).
- Lithium (medicine used to treat mood disorders).
- Drugs, antacids and adsorbents used in gastrointestinal disorders.
- Medicines that lower blood pressure
- Medicines that increase the risk of epileptic seizures
- Atropine medications
- Sedative drugs
- Dapoxetine (medicine used to treat premature ejaculation)
- Orlistat (drug used to treat obesity)
Pregnancy And Breastfeeding
It is generally not recommended to use Tercia during pregnancy and breastfeeding, but in some cases it may be necessary.
Depending on the severity of your disease, your doctor will decide whether you should use this medicine.
Avoid becoming pregnant whenever possible if you are using this medication.
Your doctor may recommend birth control methods.
The following symptoms may occur in babies of women taking tercian in the last 3 months of pregnancy:
- Muscle stiffness or weakness
- Sleep Problems
- Breathing problems
If your baby develops any of these symptoms, you should contact your doctor.
If you discover that you are pregnant, you should know that your doctor may decide whether continued treatment is necessary.
Therefore, inform your doctor as soon as you find out that you are pregnant.
Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment.
Using this medicine may cause excessive amounts of prolactin (the hormone that causes milk to come in) in the blood, which may be associated with reduced fertility.
This medication contains a sugar (lactose) that is broken down into galactose and glucose. Patients with galactose intolerance, total lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption syndrome (rare hereditary diseases) should not use this medicine.
This medicine contains very low amounts of gluten (derived from wheat starch) and is therefore unlikely to cause celiac disease.
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to wheat.
How To Use Tercian?
Always take this medication exactly as your doctor or pharmacist tells you.
If in doubt, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Your doctor will adjust the dose of the medicine depending on the severity of the disease.
This medicine is taken orally. It should be swallowed with a glass of water.
The tablets are scored, meaning you can divide them into 2 or 3 equal parts.
If you overdose on the medication, get medical help right away or go to the nearest hospital emergency room because this medication can cause serious heart problems.
Side Effects Of Tercian
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, but not everyone gets them.
If any of the side effects listed below occur, tell your doctor immediately:
- Swelling in the arms and legs due to excessive fluid retention in the body.
- Inflammation of the intestine.
- Seizures, especially if you have a history of epilepsy or if you have risk factors such as alcoholism or taking a medicine that makes it easier for epileptic seizures to occur.
- Brownish deposits in the eye that usually do not affect vision.
- heart rhythm disorders
- Skin allergy is an exaggerated reaction of the skin when you are exposed to the sun or ultraviolet radiation.
- A significant decrease in the number of certain white blood cells in the blood, which can lead to serious infections (leukopenia, agranulocytosis).
- A painful and prolonged erection.
- Acceleration of heart rate (Tachycardia)
- Increased blood cell count (eosinophilia).
- Decrease in the number of blood cells (platelets) that help with clotting
- Venous blood clots, especially in the legs (symptoms include swelling, pain, and redness in the legs), can travel through the blood vessels to the lungs and cause chest pain and difficulty breathing. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical help immediately.
- Abnormalities in some laboratory tests
- A feeling of dizziness when you suddenly move from a lying or sitting position to a standing position.
- Dry mouth, difficulty urinating, constipation and intestinal obstruction.
- Visual disorders (accommodation disorders), including disorders that affect your eyes’ ability to adapt to near or distance vision.
- attention problems
- Drowsiness, anxiety, mood disorders
- Tremors, stiffness and/or abnormal movements.
- Impotence, frigidity.
- Weight gain.
- Absence of menstruation, increased breast volume, abnormal milk flow.
- Change in blood sugar level.
- Change in body temperature.
- Fever, excessive sweating, pallor, stiffness in body muscles and disturbances of consciousness. If these symptoms occur, you should stop your treatment immediately and notify your doctor or the nearest hospital emergency department.
- Liver disease, hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) with yellowing of the skin and eyes.
- Decreased sodium levels in the blood (hyponatremia and syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH)).
- Hypersensitivity reaction called DRESS syndrome
- Sudden swelling of the face and/or neck (angioedema), which may make breathing difficult and put your life at risk, itchy red spots on the skin (urticaria).
It should be noted that the side effects listed above are not a complete list.
If you experience any negative side effects while using this medicine, inform your doctor immediately.
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