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Risperdal 1 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Risperdal Tablet

Risperdal 1 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania. It is also used to treat bipolar disorders. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Risperdal 1 mg Tablet is taken by mouth with or without food preferably at night. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain 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 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 includes insomnia, headache, dry mouth, nausea, and constipation. Initially, this medicine may cause sudden drop in the 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 doing exercise 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.

Uses of Risperdal Tablet

Risperdal Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Constipation
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Restlessness
  • Tremor

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

How Risperdal Tablet works

Risperdal 1 mg Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by affecting the levels of chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) to improve mood, thoughts and behavior.

Risperdal Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Risperdal 1 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Risperdal 1 mg 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Risperdal 1 mg 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
Risperdal 1 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Risperdal 1 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Risperdal 1 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Risperdal 1 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Risperdal 1 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Risperdal 1 mg 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 Risperdal 1 mg 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 Risperdal 1 mg Tablet can increase your risk of irregular heartbeat.
  • Do not stop taking Risperdal 1 mg Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

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

Q. Is Risperdal addictive/controlled substance?

No. Risperdal is neither addictive nor controlled substance

Q. Is Risperdal an antipsychotic/ sedative/SSRI/ neuroleptic?

Risperdal is an atypical antagonist which may show sedative effects. It has affinity towards serotonin. Few studies have shown that Risperdal induces neuroleptic malignant syndrome

Q. Is Risperdal used for anxiety?

No. Risperdal is not used for anxiety

Q. Is Risperdal a benzo?

No. Risperdal is not a benzo

Q. Is Risperdal the same as risperdal?

Yes. Risperdal is a brand name of drug Risperdal

Q. Can I take Risperdal with nyquil?

No. Taking Risperdal 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

Q. Does Risperdal cause depression/ weight loss/ high prolactin levels/ weight gain/ lower blood pressure/ make you high or drowsy/ help you sleep?

These side effects are commonly observed with Risperdal use. Stop taking Risperdal and consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.

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