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General Information on Risperidone

Generic Name : Risperidone

Pronunciation : ris per' i done

Latest prescription information about Risperidone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y49.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Psychotherapeutics

Why is Risperidone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an atypical antipsychotic, prescribed for Asperger's syndrome (difficulties in social interaction), schizophrenia (disturbed or unusual thinking), schizoaffective disorder(elevated or depressed mood), the mixed and manic states associated with bipolar disorder, and irritability in children with autism(impaired social interaction).  

When should Risperidone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Risperidone?

The recommended initial dose is 2 mg/day by orally, increase from day 2 if necessary to a maximum of 16 mg/day.

How should Risperidone be taken?

This medication available in the form of tablet, a solution, and an orally disintegrating tablet to take by mouth once or twice a day, with or without food

What are the warnings and precautions for Risperidone?

Caution should also be exercised in patients with history of heart diseases, liver or kidney impairment, elderly, epilepsy; Parkinsonism, and during pregnancy.
It may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
It may make it harder for your body to cool down when it gets very hot or warm up when it gets very cold.

What are the side effects of Risperidone?

  Central Nervous System: Agitation, anxiety, headache, sleeplessness.
  Gastrointestinal: Sudden low blood pressure, constipation, difficulty in swallowing, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain.
  Eye and ENT: Blurred vision, runny nose.
  Genitourinary: Impotence excess milk secretion, breast enlargement, menstrual disorders.
  Miscellaneous: Rash and allergy, extreme restlessness, involuntary movements, and uncontrollable speech symptoms (rarely), weight gain, swelling.
It may cause children to gain more weight than expected and for boys and male adolescents to have an increase in the size of their breasts.

What are the other precautions for Risperidone?

Monitor blood glucose in diabetics and patients at risk of developing diabetes.

What are the storage conditions of Risperidone?

Store at 15-25C. Store it in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

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dbn48 

I am taking Risperidon 1mg daily. I am geting it from Bangalore. Some time it is very difficult to get it. Will you please give me the dealar's Name and Phone No. in Nagpur where from I shall purchase the same?

aubahar 

My boy age of 17yrs using Ripolux 2mg twice daily for last 2 years as he is diagnosed Asperger syndrome. will I continue it

snsatyanarayana 

My wife is using this medicine don forte from very long time say 5 to 7 years. Now she is pregnant (5th month). We were avoiding the tablet when we came to know that she was pregnant. But now in the fifth month we are forced to use this tablet becuase of her situation going bad. please let us know will it effect any way the baby? we would be thankful for your valuable suggestion. Also please suggest alternate medicine for this tablet Don Forte for pregnants.

P.raj 

Dear sir ,
My son suffering in Autism , since 3 year he was having 1.AXEPTA-10 (ATOMOXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLETS 10mg). 2.SIZODON 1 (Risperidone Tablets USP)
We are wondering lot,, to continue
So kindly pls help us to find the right producer for stop medicine , thought that pla help us to save my kid health and him life .
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