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Ridone 4mg Tablet

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Introduction

Ridone 4mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia (a mental disorder that can result in hallucinations or delusions and also adversely affects a person’s ability to think and behave) and mania.

Ridone 4mg Tablet is taken with or without food, preferably at night. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms. However, discontinue this medicine immediately if you experience Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), characterized by fever, muscle rigidity, and altered consciousness or seizures.

Some common side effects of this medicine include insomnia, sedation, somnolence, parkinsonism, and headache. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, so it is better to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may increase your weight but, modifying your lifestyle by having a healthy diet and exercising regularly can reduce this side effect.

You should be cautious while using this medicine as it may increase the risk of developing diabetes, so it is better to monitor glucose regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts while taking this medicine.

Uses of Ridone Tablet

Benefits of Ridone Tablet

In Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person’s thinking ability, feelings and behavior become abnormal. Ridone 4mg Tablet helps restore the chemical imbalances in the brain that are responsible for such changes. It improves thoughts, behavior and enhances the quality of life.

In Mania

Mania means extremely excited or elevated mood. Ridone 4mg Tablet helps calm the mood and relax the nerves. This stabilises the mood and prevents the symptoms of mania from recurring again. Taking Ridone 4mg Tablet will ensure that you have a better social life and are able to do daily activities more comfortably.

Side effects of Ridone Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ridone

  • Headache
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Parkinsonism
  • Drowsiness
  • Sedation

How to use Ridone Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ridone 4mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ridone Tablet works

Ridone 4mg Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by affecting the levels of chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) to improve mood, thoughts and behavior.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Ridone 4mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ridone 4mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ridone 4mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Ridone 4mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ridone 4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ridone 4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ridone 4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ridone 4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Ridone 4mg Tablet helps treat schizophrenia and mania.
  • It may cause less weight gain, sedation, and heart problems as compared to other similar medicines.
  • It may take 4-6 weeks to notice any medication effects. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Ridone 4mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • It may cause increase in weight, blood sugar, cholesterol, and fat. Eat healthy, exercise, and monitor your levels regularly.
  • Inform your doctor  if you experience any abnormal movements or restlessness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart diseases as Ridone 4mg Tablet can increase your risk of irregular heartbeat.
  • Do not stop taking Ridone 4mg Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzisoxazole Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ridone with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Is Ridone 4mg Tablet good for anxiety?

Few studies suggest that low doses of Ridone 4mg Tablet can be used for anxiety. However, do not take this medication without consulting your doctor. The doctor will suggest the exact dose by weighing the possible benefits and risks associated with this medicine. Take the medication as advised by the doctor and follow the instructions as provided.

Q. Can Ridone 4mg Tablet cause psychosis?

Ridone 4mg Tablet is used to treat conditions like psychosis and schizophrenia. The chances of developing medicine-induced psychosis are rare with Ridone 4mg Tablet. However, in a few specific conditions, there are chances where Ridone 4mg Tablet can worsen the psychiatric condition, although it is rare. Do consult your doctor if you do not see any improvement or worsening of symptoms.

Q. Can Ridone 4mg Tablet cause weight gain?

Yes, Ridone 4mg Tablet can cause significant weight gain. You should monitor your weight regularly and if there is significant weight gain then you should report your doctor immediately.

Q. Can I drive vehicles while taking Ridone 4mg Tablet?

Ridone 4mg Tablet sometimes can cause dizziness, tiredness, and vision problems which can affect the ability of a person to drive and use heavy machines. Hence, the patients on Ridone 4mg Tablet are advised not to drive or operate machinery without consulting the doctor.

Q. Can I take my medicines for epilepsy while taking Ridone 4mg Tablet?

You should not stop taking your anti-epileptic medicines while taking other medications. Some antiepileptic medications like Carbamazepine, phenytoin may alter the blood levels of Ridone 4mg Tablet and therefore special caution should be ensured while taking these medications. The dose of Ridone 4mg Tablet should be adjusted as needed while taking along with antiepileptic drugs. If you start or stop taking such medicines you may need a different dose of Ridone 4mg Tablet.

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