Solian is a prescription medication used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, irritability associated with autistic disorder). This medication may help improve thinking, mood, and behavior in people with these conditions. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural chemicals (dopamine, serotonin) in the brain.
Amisulpride, the active ingredient in Solian, is also available as a generic medication. Generic medications are usually less expensive than brand-name medications. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name version.
Solian is a brand-name medication that contains the active ingredient amisulpride. It's a type of medication called an atypical antipsychotic. Atypical antipsychotics are used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Solian is used to treat the following conditions:
Schizophrenia. Solian can be used to treat the positive symptoms of schizophrenia, such as delusions, hallucinations, and thought disorders. It may also help with the negative symptoms of schizophrenia, such as apathy, social withdrawal, and lack of motivation.
Bipolar disorder. Solian can be used to treat the manic or mixed episodes of bipolar disorder. Manic episodes are characterized by symptoms such as hyperactivity, impulsivity, and euphoria. Mixed episodes are characterized by both manic and depressive symptoms.
Solian may also be used off-label for other conditions, such as autism spectrum disorder, Tourette's syndrome, and depression.
Solian is available as a tablet and an oral solution. The oral solution is a liquid that contains the active ingredient amisulpride. It's available in two strengths: 50 mg/mL and 100 mg/mL.
The recommended starting dose of Solian for treating schizophrenia is 300 mg once daily. The dose may be increased to a maximum of 800 mg once daily.
The recommended starting dose of Solian for treating bipolar disorder is 400 mg once daily. The dose may be increased to a maximum of 800 mg once daily.
Solian is usually taken once daily, with or without food. If you have trouble swallowing tablets, the oral solution may be a better option for you.
Solian may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
changes in appetite
changes in sex drive or ability
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
Solian may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).