DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
This medication works well for patients suffering from the agonies of bipolar diseases. Mostly, Risperidone helps individuals with schizophrenia and mania. By affecting the functions of different chemicals in the brain, this drug may provide relief to sufferers. However, before using this drug, patients need to be sure about the side effects that may occur. Risperidone can also be used for treating other disorders or as a complementary drug.
In order to prescribe the correct dosage, your doctor needs to know details about your past and present medical conditions. Inform your doctor during this preliminary consultation if you suffer from any of the following diseases:
Blood circulation problems;
Cardiac or blood vessel problems;
Diabetes or family history of diabetes;
Drug abuse problems in the past;
Inflammatory Bowel Disease;
Poor WBC count;
Listed in the FDA pregnancy category C, doctors and researchers are not sure as to whether this bipolar medication can cause serious damage to the growing foetus or not, but the possibility cannot be ruled out. It is assumed that Risperidone may pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. If pregnant or nursing it is recommended to bring this issue up with your physician before taking this medication. So far, this drug has not been tested on children and older patients, but this drug can be dangerous for older patients as it increases the likelihood of having strokes and ischemic attacks. So far no studies have been done on children.
The bipolar medication may not work in proper harmony with all other drugs. You should inform your doctor if you are already taking any of the following drugs before he prescribes Risperidone: Alcohol; Anafranil; Antihypertensives; Anzemet; Asendin; Atamet; Avelox; Aventyl; Betapace; Biaxin; Central nervous system depressants; Clozaril; Cordarone; Covert; Dopar; Elavil; E-mycin; Epitol; Geodon; Haldol; Halfan; Imitrex; Inapsine; Lariam; Larodopa; Larodopa; Levaquin; Mellaril; Mirapex; Norpace; Norpramin; Norpramin; Orap; Orlaam; Parlodel; Paxil; Permax; Procainbid; Pronestyl; Propulsid; Prozac; Quinaglute; Quinidex; Requip; Rythmol; Sarafem; Serentil; Sinemet; Sinequan; Sorine; Surmontil; Tegretol; Tequin; Thorazine; Tikosyn; Tofranil; Trisenox; Vascor; Vivactil; Zofran; Zomig.
Risperidone side effects
Intake of bipolar medication may cause serious allergic reactions. Breathing trouble, a closed throat, swollen lips, tongue or face are the most serious. Side effects like high body temperature, perspiration, muscle cramp, logical confusion, fluctuating heartbeat and so on associated with Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) may also be a problem. Don't ignore these side effects as it may have serious consequences. Immediately consult your doctor if these effects occur.
Individuals who use Risperidone may experience side effects such as:
Muscle pain in the face and neck
Pacing heart beat
Pain when swallowing
These side effects are common but less harmful.
Side effects like sleeping disorders, hampered sight, headaches, sudden weight gain, loss of bladder control, pale skin, and fatigue are rare but do occur.
It is imperative to consult a physician to be prescribed the correct dosing schedule. So far no serious cases of Risperidone overdose have been reported. An overdose of the drug may not lead to death but it could be the cause of fatal disorders. The symptoms of an overdose may include:
A pulsating heart rate
If you suspect that an overdose has occurred, consult your physician immediately.
On the other hand, missing a dose of this bipolar medication is not harmful. It is better to skip the missed dose completely in order to avoid the risk of overdose and see a doctor as soon as possible.
Risperidone usage guidelines
Rely on your doctor for the right usage guidelines. Normally this bipolar medication is taken with a glass of water. The tablet form should never be chewed. It is necessary to be very careful while driving, operating machinery or performing other hazardous activities after taking this drug. It is also recommended not to imbibe alcohol while using this medication, as the combination could be fatal. Keep the medication away from direct heat and sunlight. Also, Risperidone should never be mixed with tea, coffee or cola. Intake of this bipolar medication should not be stopped suddenly without consulting a doctor. Risperidone should be stored at room temperature for best results.
Risperidone pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:
Active ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.
Risperidone available forms, composition, doses:
Form of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.
Risperidone destination | category:
Destination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.
Risperidone Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:
A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.
Risperidone pharmaceutical companies:
Pharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.
Frequently asked QuestionsCan i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Risperidone?
Depending on the reaction of the Risperidone after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Risperidone not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Risperidone addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
ReviewsDrugs.com conducted a study on Risperidone, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Risperidone consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.
One visitor reported side effectsDid you get side effects while taking the Risperidone drug, or were there no side effects?
According to the survey conducted by website sDrugs.com users, the below-mentioned percentages indicate the number of people experiencing the side effects and the number of people not experiencing the side effects when taking Risperidone medicine. Every drug produces minimal side effects, and they are negligible most times, when compared to the desired effect [use] of the medicine. Side effects depend on the dose you are taking, any drug interactions that happen when you are on other medications, if the patient is sensitive, and other associated conditions. If you cannot tolerate the side effects, consult your doctor immediately, so he can either adjust the dose or change the medication.
One visitor reported frequency of useHow often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Risperidone drug as prescribed by the doctor?
Few medications can be taken Once in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sDrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Risperidone is mentioned below.
One visitor reported dosesWhat is the dose of Risperidone drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sDrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 1-5mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
Two visitors reported time for resultsWhat is the time duration Risperidone drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sDrugs.com website users needed > 3 month to notice the result from using Risperidone drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Risperidone need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology