Risperidone is used in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and mania.
How it Works
Risperidone belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics. Risperidone works to balance the of chemical substances in the brain to avoid schizophrenia symptoms.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Risperidone may suffer from such side effects; Headache, Akathisia, Dystonia, Sleepiness, Insomnia, Parkinsons
Risperidone belongs to a typical antipsychotic class of drugs and it is used to help treat many conditions. This is prescribed to treat mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It helps to restore certain natural substances and to balance the brain. By consuming this drug, the patient can get relief from autistic disorders as well.
Schizophrenia is a serious brain disorder and its symptoms include hallucinations, feelings of paranoia and fright, and distorted thoughts. Such serious problems can be managed by using this drug. This drug helps in balancing your brain to the normal state and allows you to lead a happy life. This drug is also used to treat many other serious disorders like aggression, sudden changes in mood, or self inflicted injuries in teenagers, adults, and the elderly.
Dosage and administration
This drug is available in tablet form in 4 mg, 3 mg, 2 mg, 1 mg and 0.5 mg strengths. Usually, a low dosage is recommended at the beginning of treatment. Dosage varies from one person to another, depending on one's condition and response to the initial dosage. It is generally taken once or twice a day, with or without food, as recommended by the doctor. Try to take the doses at the same time each day on a regular basis. Do not vary the dosage unless recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. Do not stop taking this drug without consulting your doctor first.
Inform the prescribing doctor if you are allergic to this drug or if you are allergic to any other medications.Consult your doctor and stop taking this drug immediately if you experience any allergic reactions or any side effects when using this medication.During pregnancy, use this drug only if it is prescribed by your doctor.It is best to inform your doctor about your medical history, if you have undergone any surgeries or if you have any diseases related to the heart, kidney, or liver.Let your doctor or pharmacist know if you have diabetes or high blood pressure.You may feel dizzy when taking this drug. Do not drive or operate any machinery that needs you to remain alert
Risperidone can cause some serious side effects if you are allergic to the drug or if proper prescription is not followedDrowsiness, nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting, and constipation.Dry mouth, heartburn, stomach upset or pain, and dry skin.Vision problems, dreaming more than usual, general weakness, joint pain, and muscle pain.Fever, muscle stiffness, sweating, seizures, and heart rhythmic problems.Itchiness, rashes, hives, and difficulty in breathing and swallowing.Painful urination.