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Risperdal Consta 50 MG Injection

Manufacturer: Janssen
Medicine composition: Risperidone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Risperdal Consta 50 MG Injection belongs to the class of antipsychotic drugs, used for curing psychotic disorders. This medication can treat symptoms of bipolar disorder like schizophrenia and manic depression. It also treats irritability symptoms in children who suffers from autism. Risperdal Consta 50 MG Injection helps in reducing the symptoms associated with psychotic disorders by restoring the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. This medication is available in the form of tablets, disintegrating tablets or a solution. It is generally taken in combination with other medications during your treatment.

This medication can be taken with or without food. If you are taking the medication in tablet form, let it dissolve in your mouth rather than chewing it. You can also consume it with water, to swallow the dissolved tablet. If you are taking the medication in the liquid form, the correct amount should be measured.

The dose of Risperdal Consta 50 MG Injection will be decided by your doctor and you must follow his/her instructions regarding the dosage. You can skip a missed dose if you are near your next dose. Avoid taking two doses simultaneously because overdose of Risperdal Consta 50 MG Injection can cause rapid heart rate, severe drowsiness and restless movements of the muscles of the face.

Some of the side effects of this medication are headache, drooling, drowsiness, nausea, and lightheadedness. These symptoms usually go away in a few days, however a consultation with your doctor is advised.

The consumption of alcohol should be avoided if you are taking this medication. Be very careful while doing activities that require sudden alertness like driving. The medication is known to cause dizziness so you should get up slowly if you are sitting or lying down to avoid any accidental fall. Also, keep yourself hydrated by drinking lot of water and other fluids.

This medication is very effective in treating the symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.


This medication treats the symptoms of Utricaria like red and itchy rashes and raised bumps on the skin.
Avoid the use of this medication if you have a known allergy to it.
In addition to its intended effect, Risperdal Consta 50 MG Injection may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.


Moderate Less Common


Moderate Less Common

Unusual tiredness and weakness

Moderate Less Common

Dry mouth

Moderate Less Common

Nausea or Vomiting

Moderate Less Common

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medication lasts for duration of 24 hours.

What is the onset of action?

The top effect of this medication is observed within an hour of it being administered in your body.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medication does not cause any harmful effect during pregnancy. However, you must consult your doctor to know the benefits and risks before using it.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendencies are observed for this medication.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Avoid using this medication if you are breastfeeding as it is excreted through breast milk, thus might cause side effects in the infant. Consult your doctor before taking this medication.

Are there any missed dose instructions?

The missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose.

Are there any overdose instructions?

Symptoms of overdose can be dizziness, restlessness, and confusion. Doctor consultation is recommended if these symptoms are suspected.
Risperdal Consta 50 MG Injection belongs to the class of antipsychotics. It works by binding to the serotonin (5HT2) and dopamine D2 receptors due to which the release of chemical substances is inhibited.
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Popular Questions & Answers

My cousin is diagnosed with Psychosis. She is 18 year old. Doctor advised her risperdal 1mg. Symptoms gone just after 1week. Now she is absolutely normal. Doctor has reduced medicine from 1mg to 0.5mg. Now she is fine no problem at all. Please advise us How long she should take this medicine. Can we stop after some time? Is this a life long treatment?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My cousin is diagnosed with Psychosis. She is 18 year old. Doctor advised her risperdal 1mg. Symptoms gone just after...
Mostly, people with psychosis need to be on the medication for lifelong. Since you have consulted a doctor, please follow his advice. You are seeing the difference with the medicines prescribed by him. Your cousin is feeling better because of the medication only. Please do not stop the medication without the doctor's advice. The doctor must have taken the complete medical and family history of your cousin and only after that must have prescribed the medicines. Have faith in him. If you doubt his knowledge or diagnosis, you can have second opinion. But it appears to me that, following the present doctors medication will be helpful, as it is showing positive results.
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What to do in case of risperdal disease so as to improve efficiency of an individual.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
What to do in case of risperdal disease so as to improve efficiency of an individual.
It is not clear what you mean. Risperdal is not a disease and is a medicine given for mental illness. Please ask clearly.

My son is 30 yrs. He went uk in 2007 for m. Sc. Engg. Stayed upto 2011 and returned without study working in petrol bunk and continued on applying for studying diplomas. As some one threatened to murder he returned india. We shown physician, neurologist, psychologist, who diagnosed as paranoid psychosis, referred to psychrotrist who gave treatment by resperidal consta injection monthly two with other medicenes for one and half year. We stopped medicene for 4months he become aggressive, later consulted another psychrotist, on diagnosis as sizophernia, he is giving treatment with medicene he is normal in behaviour and in every thing but not doing any thing simply eats, watching tv and most of the time spent on sleeping the treatment is being taken. I am a retired employee my retirement benefits gone for clearing his education loans etc, and another sons education loan. He is not doing any thing and moreover say to send back any country, and says he is not able to stay in hyderabad, I am in confusion what to do now. He is b. Tech mech. Engg, completed english course in uk, first semester m. Sc. Engg, automotive studied, and incompleted the course though stayed for 5 yrs there. Kindly advise me I am his fater.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
According to me bach flower remedy along with nutritional vitamin therapy will help, pl do not leave alone, courage him for activities he like. Do not rush for fast solution / treatment almost all modern medicine have side effect so take with cautionally best wishes.
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Schizophrenia - Know The Different Types & Ways Of Treatment!

Schizophrenia - Know The Different Types & Ways Of Treatment!

Schizophrenia affects over 1% of the world’s population and affects the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. In most cases, it is diagnosed when a person is between the ages of 16 to 25. This condition can be hereditary and is said to affect men more often than women. Schizophrenia is characterized by an inability to distinguish between real and imaginary which can lead to delusions, social withdrawal, hallucinations and other forms of social and occupational dysfunction.

Schizophrenia affects different people in different ways. On the basis of the type of symptoms exhibited, this disease has been categorized into 5 sub types. These are:

  1. PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA: This type of schizophrenia is characterized by delusions and hallucinations that may make the person exhibit paranoid behaviour. These people often feel like they are being watched or followed and may have delusions of grandeur. They may also get angry quickly on minor issues and show signs of anxiety and hostility.
  2. DISORGANIZED SCHIZOPHRENIA: In such cases, the person may behave in ways that are difficult to understand or speak in broken sentences and have difficulty structuring a sentence. They may also display inappropriate behaviour and react in ways not suitable to the occasion. People suffering from disorganized schizophrenia may also neglect their personal hygiene.
  3. CATATONIC SCHIZOPHRENIA: People suffering from catatonic schizophrenia may swing between immobility and periods of rapid movement. They may stay quiet for hours or talk rapidly repeating everything they hear. These people have a high risk of harming themselves as they are usually unable to look after themselves and complete daily activities.
  4. UNDIFFERENTIATED SCHIZOPHRENIA: People suffering from this type of schizophrenia exhibit behaviour that fits into more than one type of schizophrenia. From time to time they may have hallucinations, suffer from delusions or display catatonic behaviour and disorganized behaviour or speech.
  5. RESIDUAL SCHIZOPHRENIA: Even though a person may not be currently showcasing any signs of schizophrenia, they are said to have residual schizophrenia. Such people need to have had at least one schizophrenic episode. These people may exhibit symptoms later or be in complete remission.

With schizophrenia, an early diagnosis can make treatment easier and hence if you notice anyone exhibiting signs of schizophrenia, you must advise them to seek medical help immediately.

Typical and Atypical Antipsychotic Agents

Commonly prescribed typical antipsychotics include:

Commonly prescribed atypical antipsychotics include:

Most psychotropic medications produce the best results when paired with some type of psychotherapy. Medication can be of great service in helping a person treat and overcome debilitating symptoms, but pills by themselves cannot address behaviors, emotions, and root causes of mental health issues. If you are prescribed an antipsychotic medication, please consider finding a therapist you trust to help you learn more about what you are experiencing and to help you develop coping strategies to improve the quality of your life.

Schizophrenia cannot be cured but it can be managed with a combination of typical or atypical medication and cognitive therapy. The latter can be in the form of self-help groups, housing and employment programs, counselling and therapy.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Symptoms of Depression

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Symptoms of Depression

Here are some symptoms of depression, are you or have you or your loved one expericing any of these?

* Feeling sad constaly?

* Getting irritable and angry for simple reasons?

* Head is filled with negative thoughts?

* Don't feel like getting out of the bed? brushing and bathing feels like a task?

* Feel like you have no one?

* Lack any kind of motivation?

* Lack of intrest in doing things which were fun before. Lack of energy?

* Feel empty inside?

* Crying a lot off late?

* Unable to sleep, or eat?

* Unable to concentrate?

* Feel life is not worth living?

* Feeling hopeless and worthless?

* Feels like no one understands you?

* Feeling lonely even among a crowd?

* Want to be left alone, avoiding meeting people!

* Feeling guilty for no reason?

* Increased drinking/ smoking?

Sometimes there may be no reason for sadness
It is not necessary that there has got to be a trigger.

So if you see this in you or your loved one please contact a psychiatrist. There is no need to suffer. The doctor can help ease the pain and help you in dealing with the situation.

Psychiaty is no longer a taboo. Let's break that myth and seek some help.

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Stereotypic Movement Disorder - How To Deal With It?

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Stereotypic Movement Disorder - How To Deal With It?

We all tend to engage in some repetitive activities at various points in our lives. However, when a person continues to engage in the same activities which are rhythmic but purposeless, resulting in self-injury or injury to others, it is known as stereotypic movement disorder (SMD). In order to qualify as an SMD, the routine movements should continue for at least four weeks and should interfere with the daily functioning.

This disorder is more common in adolescent boys than in girls, and is associated with other mental conditions like Autism, intellectual disability (ID), and neurological disorders. The repeated actions tend to aggravate with frustration, boredom, stress, and anger. Some of the common movements include head banging, self-biting, nail biting, rocking, handshaking, waving into the air, putting objects in the mouth, and picking one’s own skin.
There is no known cause for this disease, though head injury and cocaine are said to cause SMD.

Treatment: Suspected children are diagnosed with SMD after a thorough clinical examination and interview with the parents is done. The treatment then includes a two-pronged approach—improving function and preventing injury.

  1. The environment is usually made safer so that even if the repetitive actions are being carried out, the damage done to the child is minimised. For instance, for a child who might be banging his/her head repeatedly, a helmet may be used.
  2. Antidepressants, in mild doses, may prove to be useful for some children to control their sadness, which is a trigger for the repetitive behaviour. Atypical antipsychotics such as risperidone or aripiprazole are also used for patients who might have associated autism symptoms.
  3. Another trigger is stress, which should be reduced for the child. This prevents the onset of repetitive action, which in turn prevents injury. The child is also trained on how to control his/her own emotions. For instance, children with this condition are taught to put their hands in their pocket if they get a strong urge to pick their own skin. This, when done over a period of time, can help control the habit.
  4. The child is also taught relaxation techniques, which can help in controlling the urge.
  5. Behavioural therapy approach known as differential reinforcement of other behaviours (DRO) is used where socially appropriate behaviours of the child are suitably rewarded. Over a period of time, this becomes a habit, and good behaviours are reinforced.
  6. Another behavioural approach called functional communication training (FTC) is used where the child uses alternative actions or verbal responses in place of the repetitive, harmful actions. This again is reinforced to form a habit with time.

All affected people can have significant reduction in symptoms with a combination of medications and counselling and supportive therapy. Early detection and intervention can help in curtailing the progression of the symptoms. Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!

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Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Sexologist, Surat
Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a mental health condition, which is usually triggered by an unfortunate event experienced or witnessed by the affected patient in the past. The symptoms of this condition are flashbacks, nightmares and extreme anxiety. The patient also thinks about the event in an uncontrolled manner.

PTSD is a serious mental health condition that can damage the affected person's personality to a great extent. Therefore, the person should be given proper treatment at the earliest. There are various treatment methods for PTSD that can help you in changing how you think about a traumatic event. The treatment options that can be used have been mentioned below:

There are different forms of counselling for treating PTSD which include:

  1. Cognitive therapy: It is a therapy where you learn how to change your thought patterns regarding the trauma and allow you to eliminate unnecessary fears.
  2. Exposure therapy: It involves talking about the trauma over and over again until the fear departs.
  3. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: It is a process where you are made to focus on several forms of distractions like sounds and hand movements while you think about the trauma. A good therapist is very important to bring positive changes in your life by means of counseling therapy. You require a therapist who will listen to whatever you have to say and guide you through everything to make you feel better.

SSRI medicine:
SSRI or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor is a form of antidepressant medicine, which helps you with your sadness and tension. There are certain medicines that are really effective and can be prescribed by your doctor depending on the condition.

Other forms of treatment:
There are several other types of medicines and procedures that can be used for treating PTSD. They include the following:

  1. There are other counselling forms, which include group therapy, brief psychodynamic psychotherapy and family therapy.
  2. There are other medicines as well for the treatment of PTSD. They include tricyclic antidepressants and atypical antidepressants.
  3. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors like isocarboxazid can also be used for curing PTSD.
  4. Certain mood stabilizers can be taken along with the medicines such as carbamazepine and lithium.
  5. Several antipsychotics, which include risperidone can be used to tackle symptoms such as flashbacks and sleeplessness.
  6. Another medicine known as prazosin is also used for dealing with nightmares and sleep disorders caused by PTSD. All kinds of medicines for the treatment of PTSD should be taken only after being prescribed by a doctor.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious mental health condition in which a patient suffers from continuous negative thoughts regarding a traumatic event which has happened in the past. This condition may give rise to other health problems, and immediate treatment is recommended. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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