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    Risperidone + Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol

    Information about Risperidone + Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol

    Risperidone + trihexyphenidyl/benzhexol uses

    Risperidone+Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

    How risperidone + trihexyphenidyl/benzhexol works

    This 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.

    Common side effects of risperidone + trihexyphenidyl/benzhexol

    Nausea, Constipation, Dryness in mouth, Weight gain, Sleepiness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Increased prolactin level in blood, Nervousness
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    Dr. Swati Mishra
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    Dr. Lalit Kanodia
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    Last updated on:
    21 Feb 2019 | 12:09 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Risperidone + Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol

    • Risperidone + Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol 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 Risperidone + Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol 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 Risperidone + Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.


    Content on this page was last updated on 21 February, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)