Risdone-Plus (Risperidone/Trihexyphenidyl HCL)
What is Risdone-Plus (Risperidone/Trihexyphenidyl HCL) used for?
Risdone-Plus (Risperidone/Trihexyphenidyl HCL) is an oral antipsychotic used to treat patients suffering from schizophrenia. The medication balances levels of chemicals in the brain to reduce symptoms such as hallucinations, paranoia, or delusions. This action may also make it useful for treating manic episodes occurring in patients with bipolar disorder or as a short-term treatment for aggression caused by Alzheimer`s disease. Your doctor may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Risdone-Plus (Risperidone/Trihexyphenidyl HCL)?
Follow your doctor`s instructions while using Risdone-Plus (Risperidone/Trihexyphenidyl HCL) to ensure the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken once or twice each day. Your particular directions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large cup of water and can be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal or snack is suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not change the form of the tablets by crushing, chewing, or splitting them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have before beginning use to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Risdone-Plus (Risperidone/Trihexyphenidyl HCL)?
Risdone-Plus (Risperidone/Trihexyphenidyl HCL) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are nosebleeds, sensitive skin, easier bruising, sores appearing in or around the mouth, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, faintness, tremors, seizures, or a painful erection lasting more than four hours. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced frequency of administration to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Risdone-Plus (Risperidone/Trihexyphenidyl HCL) if you are lactose intolerant, have phenylketonuria, or dementia that is not caused by Alzheimer`s disease. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you are elderly, dehydrated, or have diabetes, hypertension, hypotension, slowed heart rate, history of temporary strokes, epilepsy, risk of convulsions, Parkinson`s disease, a prolactin dependent tumour, kidney disease, or liver disease. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Risdone-Plus (Risperidone/Trihexyphenidyl HCL) 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.
Risdone-Plus (Risperidone/Trihexyphenidyl HCL) 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.