Information about 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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y49.5
Therapeutic Classification : Psychotherapeutics
Trade Names/Brand Names of Risperidone
Risperdal Consta , Risperdal
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 be taken? (Contraindications)
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.
Sudden low blood pressure, constipation, difficulty in swallowing, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain.
• Eye and ENT:
Blurred vision, runny nose.
Impotence excess milk secretion, breast enlargement, menstrual disorders.
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 for Risperidone?
Store at 15-25°C. Store it in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
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