What is Respidon (Risperidone) used for?
Respidon (Risperidone) is a type of antipsychotic medication that is used to treat schizophrenia, and other mental disorders such as bipolar disorder. It may sometimes be prescribed to children and teenagers to treat the irritability and mood changes caused by autism. This drug belongs to a class of medications known as atypical antipsychotics, which work by helping to restore the equilibrium of certain natural substances in the brain, such as neurotransmitters.
How should I use Respidon (Risperidone)?
Respidon (Risperidone) tablets should be taken orally. This drug may be taken with or without food. Patients may be directed to take this drug once or twice per day, however the exact dosage may vary. Therefore, it is essential that patients consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. Your physician may start you out on a low dosage, and gradually increase your dosage so as to allow your body to adjust to the medication. Patients should be aware that it may take up to several weeks for the full benefits of this drug to be felt. You should never abruptly discontinue taking this medication without first consulting your physician, as this may cause your symptoms to worsen.
What are the side effects of Respidon (Risperidone)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Respidon (Risperidone) include:
Other side effects include anxiety, insomnia or a decreased sexual ability. Patients should consult their physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if they notice nosebleeds, drooling, sores inside the lips or on the mouth, tremors, uncontrolled bodily movements, fever or seizures.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Respidon (Risperidone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Male patients who experience a painful or prolonged erection that lasts more than 4 hours should consult their physician immediately.
Patients suffering from diabetes should have their blood sugar checked regularly while taking this drug.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.