Risperdal (Risperidone) - 1mg (60 Tablets)



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Risperdal (Risperidone) is a second generation atypical antipsychotic medicine indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia. It is also used for manic and mixed episodes in patients with bipolar disorder.

Brand Name : Risperdal
Active Ingredients : RISPERIDONE
Manufacturer : Janssen-Cilag
Country of Origin : Belgium
Intended Patient : Unisex
Risperdal (Risperidone) - 1mg (60 Tablets) Risperdal (Risperidone) - 1mg (60 Tablets)
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Main Use Active Ingredient Marketed Name
Schizophrenia treatment Risperidone Risperdal

Risperdal (Risperidone) is a second generation atypical antipsychotic medicine indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia. It is also used for manic and mixed episodes in patients with bipolar disorder. Although all details related to its mechanism of action are not fully understood, medical research has suggested that its therapeutic benefits in the treatment of schizophrenia may be achieved by the combined antagonism of the dopamine and serotonin (5HT2) receptors.

The delusions and hallucinations that occur in patients with schizophrenia are believed to be related to a disturbance in dopamine activity. By acting as an antagonist of the dopamine receptors in the brain, this medicine can provide adequate control over both the positive symptoms (hallucinations and hostility towards others) as well as the negative symptoms (social withdrawal). Other symptoms of schizophrenia, such as anxiety may also be relieved. In some cases, doctors may use this medicine to treat patients for conditions not listed here.

Dosage and Administration
Risperdal (Risperidone) comes in tablet form, and each one contains 1mg of the active ingredient. The required dosage can often differ and will need to be individualised by the doctor providing medical treatment. Doctors may direct patients treating schizophrenia to begin treatment by taking 1mg twice per day. However, following this, it may be increased on the second and third day on the advice of the doctor. Further increases may also be ordered by the doctor at intervals of 1 week, however the maximum dosage is 16mg per day. Do not change your dosage unless following your doctor's instructions.

Side effects
Administration of Risperdal (Risperidone) could cause side effects, which may include:

  • Headaches
  • Weight gain
  • Production of breast milk
  • Agitated mood or restlessness
  • Soreness noticeable in the limbs

Ensure that you tell the doctor about any side effects you notice. Certain reactions can be of a serious nature and will necessitate immediate medical treatment. These can include an erection lasting for 4 hours or more, muscular rigidity, seizures, tremors, blurred eyesight or any other severe reactions not listed here.

This medication could make patients more likely to be affected by extremely hot or cold temperatures. Stay out of the heat and avoid becoming too cold.

Antipsychotic medications may increase the risk of blood clots. Ensure that you discuss this with your doctor before beginning treatment.

Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.

Always use Risperdal (Risperidone) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.

This medication may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you suffer from any allergies.
  • If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses.
  • If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
  • If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.

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