Riscalm 1mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Riscalm Tablet

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Uses of Riscalm Tablet

Riscalm 1mg Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania.
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Side effects of Riscalm Tablet

Common

Headache, Akathisia, Dystonia, Sleepiness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Parkinsonism.

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How to use Riscalm 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Riscalm 1mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Riscalm Tablet works

Riscalm 1mg tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

In Depth Information on Riscalm Tablet

Expert advice for Riscalm Tablet

  • You will be regularly monitored for increase in weight, blood glucose level (if you are suffering from diabetes), and for signs and symptoms of fever and infection if you are having history of low white blood cell count.
  • Children and adolescents should be carefully monitored to check the sleepiness (sedative) effects of risperidone.
  • Your child will be regularly monitored for measurements of height, weight, sexual maturation, monitoring of menstrual functioning, and other potential prolactin-related effects.
  • Use with caution if you have history of fits (seizures).
  • If you are a men taking risperidone, you may be at a risk of getting priapism (persistent and painful erection of the penis). Seek for medical advice if you develop such signs and symptoms.
  • Use risperidone with caution in patients with heart disorders such as heart failure, heart attack, conduction abnormalities, dehydration or decrease in blood volume.
  • Do not take risperidone if you develop tardive dyskinesia (twitching or jerking movements that you cannot control in your face, tongue, or other parts of your body). 
  • Do not consume alcohol along with risperidone as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Do not take risperidone along with furosemide, as it may lead to death.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Riscalm 1mg Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Riscalm 1mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Riscalm 1mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Riscalm 1mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation
. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Riscalm 1mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect
your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Riscalm 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Riscalm 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Riscalm 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith liver disease. Dose adjustment of Riscalm 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Flutis 150mg Tablet, Onecan 400mg Tablet, Nixitral 100mg Capsule, Flugee 150mg Tablet
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Riscalm 1mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Risperidone

No. Riscalm is neither addictive nor controlled substance
Riscalm is an atypical antagonist which may show sedative effects. It has affinity towards serotonin. Few studies have shown that Riscalm induces neuroleptic malignant syndrome
No. Riscalm is not used for anxiety
No. Riscalm is not a benzo
Yes. Risperdal is a brand name of drug Riscalm
No. Taking Riscalm with Nyquil (dextromethorphan and doxylamine) may increase the side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, rapid heartbeats, confusion, and memory problems
Q. Can I take vicodin/tramadol/ ambien/diazepam with risperidone?
Using Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone), Ambien (zolpidem) or diazepam together with risperidone may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Tramadol may increase the risk of seizures when given with risperidone
Q. Can I take ibuprofen/ trazodone/melatonin/ Tylenol with risperidone?
Yes. Taking ibuprofen/ trazodone/melatonin/ Tylenol (acetaminophen) with risperidone does not cause any harmful effects. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use
These side effects are commonly observed with Riscalm use. Stop taking Riscalm and consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.
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