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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.

  • Allergic Rhinitis

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

    This medication treats the symptoms of Utricaria like red and itchy rashes and raised bumps on the skin.
  • Allergy

    Avoid the use of this medication if you have a known allergy to it.
  • 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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About Risperdal Consta 50 MG Injection
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