A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Fanapt is an anti psychotic medication. It works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain.
Fanapt is used to treat schizophrenia.
Fanapt may also be used for other purposes as determined by your doctor.
Fanapt is not for use in psychotic conditions related to dementia. Fanapt may cause heart failure, sudden death, or pneumonia in older adults with dementia-related conditions.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Fanapt:
hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop taking this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
*very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, feeling like you might pass out;
*twitching or uncontrollable movements of your eyes, lips, tongue, face, arms, or legs;
*tremor (uncontrolled shaking);
*urinating less than usual or not at all;
*fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
*white patches or sores inside your mouth or in your lips;
*feeling like you might pass out; or
*penis erection that is painful or lasts 4 hours or longer.
Less serious Fanapt side effects may include:
*dizziness, drowsiness, tired feeling; dry mouth, stuffy nose, sore throat; nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach; joint pain;
*breast swelling or discharge;
*changes in menstrual periods;
*weight gain; or
*mild skin rash.