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Generical name: amisulpride [A-mi-SUL-pride] A-mi-SUL-pride
Name of the brand: Barhemsys
Formula for dosage infusion via intravenous injection (5 mg/mL)
Classes of drugs: atypical antipsychotics, miscellaneous antiemetics

What is Amisulpride?

Amisulpride is taken alone or in conjunction with other medications to treat vomiting as well as vomiting after a surgical procedure.Amisulpride can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Amisulpride

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing warning signs of an allergic response, such as symptoms of hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,

Amisulpride could cause severe adverse effects. See your physician immediately If you have:

  • Suddenly dizzy (like it could be a sign that you're passing out);
  • Heartbeats that are fast or rapid; your chest is thumping;
  • Breathlessness
  • Lower potassium level: leg cramps, constipation irregular heartbeats, an increase in chest temperature, more frequent urination, or thirst tingling or numbness, muscles becoming weak, or a limp sensation

Common adverse effects of amisulpride could include:

  • Low potassium
  • Feeling lightheaded;
  • Stomach bloating;
  • There was pain where the medicine was injected.

It's not a comprehensive listing of the possible impacts, as other things might occur. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical effects. If you have any concerns, report the reaction to FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.


Before you receive treatment with amisulpride, inform your doctor about all of your allergies or medical conditions, as well as all the medications you are taking,  especially if you're nursing or pregnant.

Prior to use this drug

It is not recommended to treat it with any kind of arousal if you're sensitive to it.

Tell your physician if you were ever afflicted by:

  • A heart rhythm disorder
  • The long QT disorder (in the case of you or a member of your family);
  • Congestive heart failure;
  • The imbalance of electrolytes (such as a low level of magnesium, potassium, or magnesium in the blood).

See your doctor if you are breastfeeding or expecting.It is not recommended to feed your baby within the first 48 hours of having received amisulpride. If you use the breast pump during this period, dispose of any milk you've collected. Don't give it to your baby.

How to take Amisulpride?

Amisulpride is administered through infusion veins.A doctor will administer this injection as you are preparing for surgery.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Nausea/Vomiting—Postoperative:

Prophylaxis: 5 mg IV infusion for 1 to 2 minutes
The treatment: Ten mg (given via IV injections over 1–2 minutes) ONCE
Preventative doses must be administered during the induction of anaesthesia.
Treatment doses are recommended following surgical procedures.
The IV lines can be flushed prior to or following the administration of compatible fluids.
In combination with an antiemetic from another class to aid in the prevention of PONV
Treatment for postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) for patients receiving antiemetic prophylaxis using an agent from another class, or in patients with no prophylaxis, did not receive any prophylaxis.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Amisulpride is prescribed as an individual dose and does not come with a daily dose schedule.

What happens if I overdose?

Because amisulpride is administered by a health specialist in a medical setting, it is highly unlikely for an overdose to occur. However, symptoms of an overdose could include tremors, slow heartbeats, muscle movements that are not voluntary, fainting, or seizures.

What should be avoided?

Follow your doctor's advice regarding any limitations on foods, drinks, or any activity.

Interaction with other drugs

Amisulpride could cause serious heart conditions. Your risk of developing heart problems is greater if you are also taking other medications to treat asthma, infections, or heart issues, as well as high blood pressure, mental illness, depression, malaria, cancer, or HIV.Discuss with your doctor the other medications you use to treat sickness or vomiting. particularly dropseridol or ondansetron.Other medications can affect amisulpride, which includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician about all the medicines you are currently taking, as well as any medicines you take or stop taking.