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Risdone LS Tablet


Overview

Uses of Risdone LS Tablet

Risdone LS Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Sleepiness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Nervousness

How to use Risdone LS 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. Risdone LS Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take it with food, if it causes stomach upset.

How Risdone LS Tablet works

Risdone LS Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Risperidone and Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol. Risperidone is an atypical antipsychotic which works by balancing the levels of chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) to improve mood, thoughts, and behavior. Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol is an anticholinergic which works on the nervous system and corrects some of the chemical imbalances that cause Parkinson's disease and certain side effects occurring during antipsychotic treatment.

Risdone LS Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Risdone LS Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Risdone LS Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Risdone LS Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Risdone LS Tablet can cause blurring of vision, dizziness, mild nausea, and mental confusion in some cases. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Risdone LS Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Risdone LS Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Risdone LS Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Risdone LS Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Risdone LS Tablet is a combination medicine that helps treat schizophrenia or mania.
  • Trihexyphenidyl controls drug induced abnormal movements.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Risdone LS Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medication as it may lower its efficacy.
  • It can cause dry mouth. Maintain good oral hygiene,drink water, chew sugarless gum, or suck on hard candy for the dry mouth.
  • It may cause an increase in weight, blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides (fat). Eat healthy, exercise, and monitor your levels regularly.
  • Inform your doctor if you have  glaucoma or trouble passing urine.
  • Do not stop taking Risdone LS Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Risdone LS

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Taking. Risdone ls medicine from 2009
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes.Treatment for psychiatric disorders is usually long term. To monitor any potential side effects and to take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
Taking risdone ls medicine from 2009
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. For psychotic disorders, treatment is usually life long. To monitor any potential side effects and to take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
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References
  1. Risperidone. High Wycombe, Bucks: Janssen-Cilag Ltd.; 2000 [revised Sep. 2018]. [Accessed 22 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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