Risperidone long-acting injection

 

Common English name: Risperidone long-acting injection

Brand: Risperdal Consta

Application: Schizophrenia and other similar psychological problems in adults

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dosage forms of risperidone

Pharmacological information of long-acting injectable risperidone

Dosage and method of administration of long-acting injectable risperidone

Contraindications Long-acting injectable risperidone

Injectable risperidone during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of injectable risperidone on driving and working with machines

Long-acting injectable risperidone drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking long-acting injectable risperidone

Side effects of long-acting injectable risperidone

Common side effects of injectable risperidone

Overdose of injectable risperidone (drug poisoning)

 

 

 

 

Dosage forms of risperidone

Tablets, syrups, ampoules

 

Pharmacological information of long-acting injectable risperidone

Schizophrenia is a mental health disorder that disrupts ideas, beliefs, and experiences. Risperidone is prescribed to relieve the symptoms of schizophrenia. Symptoms of schizophrenia include hearing, seeing, hallucinations, misconceptions, and suspicious feelings. Risperidone works to balance the brain's chemicals.

"Long-acting injectable risperidone" is used to maintain the symptoms of schizophrenia relieved with risperidone. Long-acting injectable risperidone slowly releases risperidone into the body; Patients should inject this drug every two weeks. The main advantage of the long-acting injectable risperidone is that it acts as a storehouse and slowly releases the drug into your body, so you do not need to take one pill every day.

There is also risperidone in the form of tablets and syrup, the information about which is listed separately on the risperidone page.

 

Dosage and method of administration of long-acting injectable risperidone

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of long-acting injectable risperidone varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • Risperidone is injected by your doctor or nurse every two weeks. The ampoule is injected into the arm or hip muscle.
  • Your doctor may also ask you to take your pills for a few weeks after starting the injection. This is because it may take a few weeks to feel the full effect of the injection.

 

Contraindications Long-acting injectable risperidone

Note the expiration date of the injectable risperidone and do not take it if it has expired.

Never give injectable risperidone to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with injectable risperidone, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Injectable risperidone during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of injectable risperidone on driving and working with machines

Injectable risperidone causes dizziness and drowsiness and affects your ability to drive. When using this medicine, it is better to make sure you are conscious before driving and working with machines.

 

Long-acting injectable risperidone drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some drugs may interact with injectable risperidone, such as metoclopramide.

The specific medications listed below can increase the risk of side effects of injectable risperidone (such as slow breathing, severe drowsiness, and dizziness) if you take medications such as alcohol, marijuana, sleeping pills, or anti-anxiety medications (such as diazepam). Take diazepam, zolpidem, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), muscle relaxants, and painkillers (such as codeine) to your doctor or pharmacist. inform.

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.

 

 Special warnings and precautions while taking long-acting injectable risperidone

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking this medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If you have cardiovascular disease.
  • If you have a problem with your kidneys, liver or prostate.
  • If you have trouble breathing.
  • If you have any of the following problems: epilepsy, dementia, Parkinson's disease, depression, glaucoma (high eye pressure) or myasthenia gravis (a condition that causes muscle weakness).
  • If you have a blood disorder.
  • If you have ever had jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes).
  • If you have a history of cataracts and surgery.
  • If you have a rare blood disorder called porphyria.
  • If you have a disease called pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal gland).
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of long-acting injectable risperidone

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.

 

Common side effects of injectable risperidone

Common cold symptoms, sleep problems, mood swings, slow movements: Tell your doctor if any of these things bother you.

Headache: Ask your doctor to prescribe a suitable painkiller.

Rare side effects of injectable risperidone

Feeling dizzy, drowsy, or blurred vision: Avoid driving and working with tools in these situations.

Feeling sick, indigestion, heartburn and nausea: Eat small, spicy meals.

Pain at the injection site: Tell your doctor if the injection site becomes red or swollen.

Chest and urinary tract infection, dry mouth, shortness of breath, change in heart rate, anemia, toothache, skin rash, urinary problems, muscle pain, change in blood pressure, weight change, change in appetite, swelling or discomfort of the breast, disorder Erection, Menstrual Problems: Tell your doctor if any of these things bother you.

Important Note: If you experience symptoms such as muscle stiffness, high fever, dizziness, rapid heartbeat and sweating, you should contact your doctor. These symptoms can be a sign of a rare condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of injectable risperidone.

 

Overdose of injectable risperidone (drug poisoning)

Do not take injectable risperidone more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as severe drowsiness, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, unusual and uncontrollable movements, seizures, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately. get.

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