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Respidon (Risperidone)

How does Respidon (Risperidone) work:

Respidon (Risperidone) is used in the treatment of the symptoms of schizophrenia and is a first-line medication for treating people with this illness. 

Dosage & Administration:

To get the full benefit of your treatment, take Risperdal every day, only as your physician prescribes. Start dosage is usually 1mg 2 times daily. Increases usually 1mg increase after two days and another 1mg on the third day, for a total of 3mg 2 times daily. Maximum 6mg in 24 hours. Take with or without food.

Side Effects:

  • anxiety
  • sleepiness
  • restlessness
  • tremors
  • stiffness
  • dizziness
  • constipation
  • nausea
  • indigestion
  • runny nose
  • rash
  • rapid heartbeat
  • lightheaded when stand up too quickly

Precautions:

Antacids (containing aluminum or magnesium) should not be taken one hour before taking Respidon (Risperidone) and never right after. Only take this drug and Heterocyclic antidepressants with careful monitoring. Also check with your physician if you are taking central nervous system depressants like antihistamines, hay fever medicines, sedatives, narcotics, anesthetics, barbiturates, or muscle relaxants. Also check with your physician if you are taking a vasodilator. Do not take Respidon if you are (or planning to become) pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding. If you smoke blood levels of this drug need to be taken. Smoking drops this drugs level in the blood.