Risperidone

 

General English name: Risperidone

Brand: Risperdal

Application: Schizophrenia and other psychoses - Relief of aggressive behaviors or other disorders

 

 

 

 

Dosage forms of risperidone

Risperidone Medication Information

Dosage and method of taking risperidone

Contraindications to risperidone

Take risperidone during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of risperidone on driving and working with machines

Risperidone drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking risperidone

Side effects of risperidone

Overdose of risperidone (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of risperidone

 

 

 

Dosage forms of risperidone

Tablets, syrups, ampoules

Risperidone Medication Information

Risperidone is an antipsychotic prescribed to relieve the symptoms of schizophrenia and other mental disorders. Mental disorders such as schizophrenia disrupt ideas and beliefs and some aggressive behaviors that these patients' aggressive behaviors may cause harm to themselves or others; Drugs such as risperidone help treat some aggressive behaviors in patients by balancing brain chemicals.

There is also an injectable risperidone, the information about which is listed separately on the long-acting injectable risperidone.

 

Dosage and method of taking risperidone

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of risperidone varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. Your doctor will usually start treatment with a lower dose of this medicine and gradually increase the amount of medicine.
  • If you have stomach upset, ask your doctor to prescribe a syrup or chewable pill for you.
  • Try to take your doses at the same time each day and at the regular hour.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget, take the medicine; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to risperidone

Note the expiration date of risperidone and do not take it if it has expired.

Never give risperidone to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with risperidone, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Take risperidone during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of risperidone on driving and working with machines

Risperidone causes dizziness and drowsiness and affects your ability to drive. When using this medicine, it is better to make sure you are conscious before driving and working with machines.

 

 Risperidone drug interactions

  • Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
  • Some drugs may interact with risperidone, such as metoclopramide.
  • The specific medications listed below can increase the risk of side effects from risperidone (such as slow breathing, severe drowsiness, and dizziness) if you take medications such as alcohol, marijuana, sleeping pills, or anti-anxiety medications (such as diazepam). Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking diazepam, zolpidem, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine, muscle relaxants, and painkillers (such as codeine). Give.
  • Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.

 

 Special warnings and precautions while taking risperidone

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking this medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If you have cardiovascular disease.
  • If you have a problem with your kidneys, liver or prostate.
  • If you have trouble breathing.
  • If you have any of the following problems: epilepsy, dementia, Parkinson's disease, depression, glaucoma (high eye pressure) or myasthenia gravis (a condition that causes muscle weakness).
  • If you have a blood disorder.
  • If you have ever had jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes).
  • If you have a history of cataracts and surgery.
  • If you have a disease called pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal gland).
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of risperidone

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.

Feeling dizzy, drowsy, or blurred vision: Avoid driving and working with tools in these situations.

Feeling sick, indigestion, heartburn and nausea: Eat small, spicy meals.

Headache: Drink plenty of fluids and use a good painkiller to relieve your pain.

Weight gain, sleep problems, mood swings, high blood pressure, coughs and colds, rapid heartbeat, skin rashes, sexual problems, breast tenderness, menstrual problems and dry mouth: Tell your doctor if any of these things bother you. Give.

Important Note: If you experience symptoms such as muscle stiffness, high fever, dizziness, rapid heartbeat and sweating, you should contact your doctor. These symptoms can be a sign of a rare condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to risperidone.

 

Overdose of risperidone (drug poisoning)

Do not take risperidone more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as severe drowsiness, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, unusual and uncontrollable movements, seizures, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately. get.

 

Storage conditions of risperidone

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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