Risperdal Consta 25mg Injection

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Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Composition for Risperdal Consta 25mg Injection

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Primarily used for

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Alcohol
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2 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Risperdal Consta Injection

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Uses of Risperdal Consta Injection

Risperdal Consta 25mg Injection is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania.
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Side effects of Risperdal Consta Injection

Common

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

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How to use Risperdal Consta Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Risperdal Consta Injection works

Risperdal consta 25mg injection is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

In Depth Information on Risperdal Consta Injection

Expert advice for Risperdal Consta Injection

  • 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 Risperdal Consta 25mg Injection
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Risperdal Consta 25mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Risperdal Consta 25mg Injection 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
Risperdal Consta 25mg Injection is probably usafe to use dur
ing lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Risperdal Consta 25mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, dro
wsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Risperdal Consta 25mg Injection should be used with caution
in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Risperdal Consta 25mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Risperdal Consta 25mg Injection should be used with caution
in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Risperdal Consta 25mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Flutis 150mg Tablet, Onecan 400mg Tablet, Onitraz 100mg Capsule, AF 150mg Tablet DT

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Risperdal Consta 25mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Risperidone

No. Risperdal consta is neither addictive nor controlled substance
Risperdal consta is an atypical antagonist which may show sedative effects. It has affinity towards serotonin. Few studies have shown that Risperdal consta induces neuroleptic malignant syndrome
No. Risperdal consta is not used for anxiety
No. Risperdal consta is not a benzo
Yes. Risperdal is a brand name of drug Risperdal consta
No. Taking Risperdal consta 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 Risperdal consta use. Stop taking Risperdal consta and consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.
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Substitutes for Risperdal Consta

No substitutes found for this medicine
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