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RESPIDON 4MG TABLET

Manufacturer

TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

Pack Of

10 TABLETS

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About RESPIDON 4MG TABLET

RESPIDON 4MG TABLET belongs to a group of medicines called 'antipsychotics' used to treat schizophrenia and manic depression (or bipolar disorder). RESPIDON 4MG TABLET also treats short-term treatment of long-term aggression in people with Alzheimer’s dementia, and mentally disabled children. Schizophrenia is a mental condition in which the person may feel, hear or see things that are not there, believe things that are not true, feel unusually suspicious or confused. Manic depression or bipolar disorder is a serious brain disorder in which a person experiences extreme mood swings (variance in thinking) and frequent mood and behaviours changes. 

RESPIDON 4MG TABLET contains 'Risperidone' that works by blocking the effects of chemical messengers in the brain (i.e. dopamine and serotonin), thereby helps in improving mood, behaviour and thoughts. RESPIDON 4MG TABLET elevates the symptoms of the disease and prevents them from coming back. RESPIDON 4MG TABLET treats schizophrenia in people above 13 years and treats bipolar disorder who are at least 10 years of age. 

Take RESPIDON 4MG TABLET as your doctor has prescribed it. In some cases, you may experience certain common side-effects such as Parkinsonism, difficulty sleeping, sleepiness, depression, anxiety, restlessness, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, dizziness and headache. Most of these side-effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side-effects persistently.

To treat your condition effectually, continue taking RESPIDON 4MG TABLET for as long as your doctor has prescribed. Do not take RESPIDON 4MG TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless prescribed. RESPIDON 4MG TABLET causes drowsiness and dizziness, do not drive unless you are alert. RESPIDON 4MG TABLET can be given to children if prescribed by the doctor for treating conduct disorder. RESPIDON 4MG TABLET should not be given to children for treating schizophrenia or mania. Avoid consuming alcohol along with RESPIDON 4MG TABLET as it could lead to increased drowsiness and dizziness. Keep your doctor informed about your health condition and medicines to rule out any side-effects.

Uses of RESPIDON 4MG TABLET

Schizophrenia, Manic depression (bipolar disorder)

Directions for Use

Take RESPIDON 4MG TABLET with or without food. The tablet form of RESPIDON 4MG TABLET should be swallowed as a whole with a glass of water, do not chew or crush the tablet. The liquid form of RESPIDON 4MG TABLET should be taken by mouth using the measuring cup provided by the pack, shake the bottle well before each use. The injection form of RESPIDON 4MG TABLET will be administered by a healthcare professional, do not self-administer. You are advised to take RESPIDON 4MG TABLET for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you depending on your medical condition.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of RESPIDON 4MG TABLET

Like all medicines, RESPIDON 4MG TABLET can also cause side-effects, although not everybody experiences them. Parkinsonism, difficulty in sleeping, sleepiness, depression, anxiety, restlessness, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, dizziness and headache are the common side-effects of RESPIDON 4MG TABLET. Please consult your doctor if you experience any of these side-effects persistently.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

Do not take RESPIDON 4MG TABLET if you are allergic to Risperidone or any of its contents. Do not take RESPIDON 4MG TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless prescribed. RESPIDON 4MG TABLET causes drowsiness and dizziness, do not drive unless you are alert. RESPIDON 4MG TABLET can be given to children above 10 years if prescribed by the doctor for treating the mental condition like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Avoid consuming alcohol along with RESPIDON 4MG TABLET as it could lead to increased drowsiness and dizziness. Rise slowly from sitting or lying position as RESPIDON 4MG TABLET causes orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering in blood pressure leading to dizziness on standing). Inform your doctor before taking RESPIDON 4MG TABLET if you have diabetes as RESPIDON 4MG TABLET can cause an increase in blood sugar levels. RESPIDON 4MG TABLET may not be suitable for people with a history of prolactin-dependant breast cancer as RESPIDON 4MG TABLET increases the levels of prolactin. RESPIDON 4MG TABLET should not be used in adults to treat dementia-related psychosis. 

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking RESPIDON 4MG TABLET as it may cause increased drowsiness and lower your blood pressure.

  • Pregnancy

    Avoid taking RESPIDON 4MG TABLET if you are pregnant unless prescribed by a doctor. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Breast Feeding

    RESPIDON 4MG TABLET can pass into the breastmilk, so it is not safe to breastfeed while taking RESPIDON 4MG TABLET. Consult your doctor before taking RESPIDON 4MG TABLET; your doctor will decide whether RESPIDON 4MG TABLET can be taken by breastfeeding mothers or not. Tell your doctor if your baby has symptoms of dizziness or tremor.

  • Driving

    Consult Your Doctor

    RESPIDON 4MG TABLET causes tiredness, dizziness and vision problems. Do not drive or operate machinery without consulting your doctor

  • Liver

    Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with liver impairment. Please consult your doctor if you have a liver impairment or any concerns regarding this.

  • Kidney

    Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with kidney impairment. Please consult your doctor if you have kidney impairment or any concerns regarding this.

Other Information (RES0026)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

RESPIDON 4MG TABLET works by balancing the chemical messengers called neurotransmitter and blocking the effect of dopamine and serotonin located in the brain, thereby helps in improving mood, behaviour and thoughts.

RESPIDON 4MG TABLET causes tiredness, dizziness and vision problems. So, it is advisable not to drive or operate machinery without consulting your doctor. It may also lower your blood pressure on sudden standing leading to dizziness, so try to get up easily to avoid this.

RESPIDON 4MG TABLET may cause an increase in blood glucose (sugar) levels. So, regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is advised while taking RESPIDON 4MG TABLET. Diabetes patients should consult a doctor before taking RESPIDON 4MG TABLET.

Dry mouth could be a side-effect of RESPIDON 4MG TABLET. Limiting caffeine intake, avoiding smoking and mouthwashes containing alcohol, drinking water regularly, and chewing sugar-free gum/candy might help in stimulating saliva and thereby prevents drying of the mouth.

Yes, orthostatic hypotension could be a side-effect of RESPIDON 4MG TABLET. Orthostatic hypotension is a sudden lowering in blood pressure leading to dizziness on standing. If you experience this, do not try to stand up suddenly or start walking, instead lie down and get up slowly only when you feel better. People taking RESPIDON 4MG TABLET are advised to regularly monitor their blood pressure levels to avoid such unpleasant events.

RESPIDON 4MG TABLET may make you sweat less, making you more likely to get heat stroke. Avoid doing things that may cause you to overheat, such as hard work or exercise in hot weather, or using hot tubs. When the weather is hot, drink a lot of fluids and dress lightly.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

RESPIDON 4MG TABLET

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Off. Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380 009., Gujarat, India

RESPIDON 4MG TABLET

RESPIDON 4MG TABLET

MRP: 67.50

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