What is Vraylar used for?
Vraylar is an atypical antipsychotic used to treat conditions such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depressive episodes. It can help you think more clearly and improve your opinion of yourself. It can decrease the amount of hallucinations you experience as well as lower agitation. This can help you better participate in daily activities such as work and social interaction.
How does Vraylar work?
It works by helping to maintain the healthy balance of chemicals in the brain.
How do you use Vraylar?
Cariprazine capsules are taken orally once a day, as per your doctor’s instructions. Your dose may differ based on your condition and previous history of treatment. People usually start at a lower dose to reduce your risk of side effects. It works equally well with or without food.
You should take this as directed constantly every day to get the most benefit from treatment. Do not take extra doses as this will not hasten treatment and can increase your risk of experiencing side effects or adverse reactions.
You shouldn't stop taking Vraylar even when you feel better. Your symptoms can return if you stop treatment without first consulting your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor if you do not see an improvement in 4 weeks.
Vraylar Precautions and Warnings?
All orders from Sunshine Pharmacy are delivered in the manufacturer's packaging and include a medicine information sheet. We ask that you carefully read this information sheet and call us if you have any questions or do not understand the document.
Children and adults under 24 years of age may have an increased risk of risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
You may need to have regular blood tests to check for high blood sugar. This medication can increase your blood sugar levels. This can have health consequences, including increased risk of death in extreme cases.
What Drugs Interact with Vraylar?
There are potential known drug interactions associated with Vraylar. You should disclose all of your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs, herbal products and all current prescription medicines. Our pharmacists will provide therapeutic screening for all orders against this supplied list.
Call your doctor or seek immediate medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction or drug interaction.
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What are the Side Effects of Vraylar?
We do not list all possible known side effects.You may experience a side effect that is not provided here. If you find that you are noticing severe side effects call your doctor or one of our pharmacists for counseling and medical advice.
Your doctor will normally balance the benefits of treatment against any possible adverse reactions. Please call us and speak to the pharmacist if you have concerns about buying Vraylar online.
- inability to move the eyes
- muscle aches, pain, or cramps
- pounding in the ears
- slow or fast heartbeat
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- thoughts or attempts at killing oneself
- uncontrolled movements, especially of the face, neck, arms, or legs
- loss of consciousness
- stuffy or runny nose
- frequent urge to urinate
- difficult, burning, or painful urination
- swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
- lower back or side pain
- Blurred vision
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
- shuffling walk
- trouble with breathing, speaking, or swallowing
- bloody or cloudy urine
- unusual facial expressions
- decreased urine output
- increased thirst
- sore throat
- increased blinking or spasms of the eyelid
- increased blood pressure
Is there a generic Vraylar?
There is currently no generic equivalent available in Canada.
Vraylar cost in Canada
Vraylar 1.5mg and 3mg cost in Canada
30 capsules - $290 ($9.67/capsule)
60 capsules - $560 ($9.33/capsule)
90 capsules - $789 ($8.77/capsule)
Vraylar 4.5mg and 6mg cost in Canada
30 capsules - $350 ($11.67/capsule)
60 capsules - $680 ($11.33/capsule)
90 capsules - $981 ($10.90/capsule)
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How long does it take for Vraylar to take effect?
It takes a couple weeks to see results, on average. You should make an appointment to consult with your doctor again after 4 weeks of treatment.
Can Vraylar replace Seroquel?
While both drugs are antidepressants they may not work exactly the same. Consult your doctor to determine which drug would best help your symptoms.
Why is Vraylar so expensive?
It is expensive because it is currently on patent in Canada and there is no generic equivalent available. The price includes the cost of developing and producing the drug.
Once a generic equivalent is available the costs should go long as well as a generic option.
How long does Vraylar stay in your system?
It stays in your system for approximately 4-5 weeks after your dose.
Does Vraylar cause weight gain?
Weight gain is a known side effect of the drug. Your doctor may advise you how much weight gain is afe and expected during your period of treatment.