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Caplyta: 7 things you should know

Medically reviewed by Carmen Pope, BPharm. Last updated on July 27, 2023.

1. How it works

2. Upsides

3. Downsides

If you are between the ages of 18 and 60, take no other medication or have no other medical conditions, side effects you are more likely to experience include:

Note: In general, seniors or children, people with certain medical conditions (such as liver or kidney problems, heart disease, diabetes, seizures) or people who take other medications are more at risk of developing a wider range of side effects. View complete list of side effects

4. Bottom Line

Caplyta is an atypical antipsychotic that may be used to treat adults with schizophrenia. Sedation is the most common side effect and it should not be used in people with moderate to severe liver disease or in those taking moderate to strong CYP3A4 inhibitors or inducers. The usual dosage is 42mg once daily with or without food.

5. Tips

6. Response and effectiveness

7. Interactions

Medicines that interact with Caplyta may either decrease its effect, affect how long it works, increase side effects, or have less of an effect when taken with Caplyta. An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of the medications; however, sometimes it does. Speak to your doctor about how drug interactions should be managed.

Over 540 medications interact with Caplyta; most of these interactions are considered major or moderate. Common medications that may interact with Caplyta include:

Alcohol may worsen the side effects of Caplyta such as drowsiness, dizziness, and liver toxicity.

Note that this list is not all-inclusive and includes only common medications that may interact with Caplyta. You should refer to the prescribing information for Caplyta for a complete list of interactions.


Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Caplyta only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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