What is Risperdal (Risperidone) used for?
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Risperdal (Risperidone) is an antipsychotic medication used to treat patients suffering from schizophrenia. It operates by rebalancing levels of chemicals in the brain to reduce symptoms associated with this condition such as hallucinations, disorganized thinking, or irritability. This action may also make it useful for treating bipolar disorder or dementia caused by Alzheimer`s disease. Your doctor may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Risperdal (Risperidone)?
Follow your doctor`s directions while using Risperdal (Risperidone) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken once each day, but your individual dosage will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should always be swallowed with a full glass of water. Never crush, split, or chew the tablets before use as this may destroy or change the effects of the contents. Always ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Risperdal (Risperidone)?
Some patients have reported experiencing side effects while using Risperdal (Risperidone) including:
More serious side effects that may occur requiring emergency medical assistance are muscle tremors, stiff joints, nosebleeds, flu symptoms, trouble swallowing, sores in the mouth, faintness, seizures, or a prolonged erection lasting more than four hours. Inform your doctor immediately if you encounter any symptoms that are intense or worrying to you to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your regimen to prevent more problems from occurring.
Risperdal (Risperidone) should not be used to treat patients suffering from dementia that is not caused by Alzheimer`s disease. Also disclose if you have epilepsy, clotting disorders, vascular disorders, hypotension, hypertension, electrolyte disturbances, diabetes, Parkinson`s disease, risk of stroke, or an irregular heart rate as these conditions may cause complications during treatment.
Strictly use Risperdal (Risperidone) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Risperdal (Risperidone) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.