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Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's

Manufacturer

JOHNSON & JOHNSON PVT LTD

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1 Tablet

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Product Details

About Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's

Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's belongs to a group of medicines called 'antipsychotics' used to treat schizophrenia and manic depression (or bipolar disorder). Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's 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. 

Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's 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. Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's elevates the symptoms of the disease and prevents them from coming back. Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's treats schizophrenia in people above 13 years and treats bipolar disorder who are at least 10 years of age. 

Take Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's 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 Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's for as long as your doctor has prescribed. Do not take Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless prescribed. Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's causes drowsiness and dizziness, do not drive unless you are alert. Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's can be given to children if prescribed by the doctor for treating conduct disorder. Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's should not be given to children for treating schizophrenia or mania. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's 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 Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's

Schizophrenia, Manic depression (bipolar disorder)

Medicinal Benefits

Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics used to treat schizophrenia in adults and children who are above 13 years old and biploar disorder in children who are at least 10 years of age. Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's also treats short-term treatment of long-term aggression in people with Alzheimer’s dementia, and mentally disabled children. Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's improves the mood and behaviour in people who have an imbalance of chemicals known as a neurotransmitter in their brain. Thus, Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's relieves the psychotic symptoms like delusions, hallucinations, confusion, disturbing thoughts and lack of self-awareness. Besides this, it also treats irritability symptoms in children with autism who are 5-16 years of age. 

Directions for Use

Take Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's with or without food. The tablet form of Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's should be swallowed as a whole with a glass of water, do not chew or crush the tablet. The liquid form of Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's should be taken by mouth using the measuring cup provided by the pack, shake the bottle well before each use. The injection form of Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's will be administered by a healthcare professional, do not self-administer. You are advised to take Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's 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 Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's

Like all medicines, Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's 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 Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's. Please consult your doctor if you experience any of these side-effects persistently.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's if you are allergic to Risperidone or any of its contents. Do not take Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless prescribed. Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's causes drowsiness and dizziness, do not drive unless you are alert. Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's 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 Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's as it could lead to increased drowsiness and dizziness. Rise slowly from sitting or lying position as Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's causes orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering in blood pressure leading to dizziness on standing). Inform your doctor before taking Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's if you have diabetes as Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's can cause an increase in blood sugar levels. Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's may not be suitable for people with a history of prolactin-dependant breast cancer as Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's increases the levels of prolactin. Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's should not be used in adults to treat dementia-related psychosis. 

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's as it may cause increased drowsiness and lower your blood pressure.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Avoid taking Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's 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.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's can pass into the breastmilk, so it is not safe to breastfeed while taking Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's. Consult your doctor before taking Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's; your doctor will decide whether Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's can be taken by breastfeeding mothers or not. Tell your doctor if your baby has symptoms of dizziness or tremor.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Consult Your Doctor

    Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's causes tiredness, dizziness and vision problems. Do not drive or operate machinery without consulting your doctor

  • Safety Warning

    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.

  • Safety Warning

    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.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
  • Regularly attend therapy sessions.
  • Perform meditation and yoga.
  • Follow a regular sleep pattern.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
  • Learn about your condition, understand the risk factors and follow the doctor’s treatment plan.

Special Advise

While taking Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's you may become more sensitive to extreme temperatures conditions (like too hot or too cold temperature), so it is advisable to avoid getting too cold or too hot or becoming dehydrated especially during summer. Drink plenty of fluid and water to cope with this condition. 

Other Information (RIS0152)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-22

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Schizophrenia: It is a condition in which the person may see, hear or feel things that are not there, believe things that are not true, feel unusually suspicious or confused. Symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, thought disorders, movement disorders, disorganised thinking, loss of interest, lack of emotions, etc.

Manic depression (bipolar disorder): It is a serious brain disorder in which a person goes through unusual mood changes (mood swings) and frequent change in his/her behaviour and thinking.  

FAQs

Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's 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.

Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's 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.

Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's may cause an increase in blood glucose (sugar) levels. So, regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is advised while taking Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's. Diabetes patients should consult a doctor before taking Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's.

Dry mouth could be a side-effect of Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's. 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 Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's. 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 Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's are advised to regularly monitor their blood pressure levels to avoid such unpleasant events.

Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's 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

Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Corporate Communications, Johnson & Johnson Private Limited., 501 Arena Space, Behind Majas Bus Depot, Off Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road, Jogeshwari (E), Mumbai 400 060

Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's

Risperdal 4mg Tablet 30's

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