Risperdal Oral Solution (Risperidone)
What is Risperdal Oral Solution (Risperidone) used for?
Risperdal Oral Solution (Risperidone) is an antipsychotic that is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia, such as disturbed thinking and a lack of interest in life. It is also effective in treating manic depressive disorder (bipolar disorder). This medication is a type of drug known as an atypical antipsychotic, which is effective in treating the symptoms of mental disorders by helping to restore the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. Physicians may also prescribe this drug to autistic children and teenagers, in order to treat the irritability caused by autism.
How should I use Risperdal Oral Solution (Risperidone)?
Risperdal Oral Solution (Risperidone) should be taken by mouth, with or without food. Patients should use a special measuring spoon or cup to take this medication, so that the correct dosage can be administered. You should not use a household spoon, as this may not provide the correct dosage. Patients are sometimes directed to take this medication once or twice per day, however the exact dosage varies, depending on the specific condition being treated. You should always consult your physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. It is important to note that it may take weeks for the full benefits and effects of this drug to be noticed, and it is necessary to continue taking this drug even if no improvement is noticed unless told to do otherwise by your physician. Failure to do so may result in a worsening of your symptoms.
What are the side effects of Risperdal Oral Solution (Risperidone)?
Risperdal Oral Solution (Risperidone) may cause side effects to occur, such as:
Some other side effects may occur, such as acne, nervousness or insomnia. Patients should immediately consult their physician if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if they notice epistaxis, ptyalism, sores inside the mouth or on the lips, shaking, tremors, uncontrolled movements of the body, signs of fever or seizures.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Risperdal Oral Solution (Risperidone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Male patients should immediately consult their physician if they notice a painful or prolonged erection that lasts more than 4 hours.
It is essential that all diabetic patients have their blood sugar checked regularly while taking this medication.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.