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Risperdal Consta 50 mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction of Risperdal Consta Injection

Risperdal Consta 50 mg Injection is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania. It is also used to treat bipolar disorders. It works by modifying the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Risperdal Consta 50 mg Injection is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional only. 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 it immediately if you experience neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), characterized by fever, muscle rigidity, and altered consciousness or seizures.

Some common side effects of it includes insomnia, headache, dry mouth, nausea, and constipation. Initially, it 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 taking this injection as it may increase the risk of developing diabetes, so it is better to monitor glucose regularly.

Uses of Risperdal Consta Injection

Risperdal Consta Injection 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 Consta Injection

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

How Risperdal Consta Injection works

Risperdal Consta 50 mg Injection is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by affecting the levels of chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) to improve mood, thoughts and behavior.

Risperdal Consta Injection related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Risperdal Consta 50 mg Injection
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Risperdal Consta 50 mg Injection 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 Consta 50 mg Injection 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 Consta 50 mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Risperdal Consta 50 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Risperdal Consta 50 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Risperdal Consta 50 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Risperdal Consta 50 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Risperdal Consta 50 mg Injection 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 Consta 50 mg Injection 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 Consta 50 mg Injection can increase your risk of irregular heartbeat.
  • Do not stop taking Risperdal Consta 50 mg Injection without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Risperdal Consta 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

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Risperdal Consta

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Patient of bipolar comorbid alcoholism, under lithium and diva, olanzapine and inj dispersal constantly 25 mg, can I stop inj consta iam stable since mar2015Inj disp Risperdal consta 25 mg
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. 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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FAQs

Q. Is Risperdal Consta addictive/controlled substance?

No. Risperdal Consta is neither addictive nor controlled substance

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

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

Q. Is Risperdal Consta used for anxiety?

No. Risperdal Consta is not used for anxiety

Q. Is Risperdal Consta a benzo?

No. Risperdal Consta is not a benzo

Q. Is Risperdal Consta the same as risperdal?

Yes. Risperdal is a brand name of drug Risperdal Consta

Q. Can I take Risperdal Consta with nyquil?

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

Q. Does Risperdal Consta 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 Consta use. Stop taking Risperdal Consta and consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.

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