Risnia contains an active ingredient called Risperidone that is used in the treatment of certain mental and mood disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder) and irritability associated with autism. This is an atypical antipsychotic medication that works via helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain (neurotransmitters).
Determine a proper dose for you and intake schedule with a health care practitioner. Take this medication exactly as prescribed. You must carefully follow all directions given to you by a doctor. Do not give up taking the medicine unless it is permitted by your doctor. This medication is not chewed, crushed or broken while taking; swallow this medication whole with a full glass of water.
You must consult your doctor and tell him all your medical history, especially if you have ever suffered from repeated epileptic fits, or if you have any allergy. This drug may impair your alertness and reactions, so you must avoid doing anything that requires you to be alert or attentive (f. e. driving). This medication is administered cautiously if patients suffered from diabetes, hepatic insufficiency, heart attacks, Parkinson's disease, eye or kidney problems. Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking while being treated with this medication. Turn to your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
This medication is contraindicated in patients showing hypersensitivity to any ingredient of the formulation. You have to consult your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to be pregnant or breastfeeding a child, because this medication may provoke a certain harm to a fetus or can excrete into breast milk.
Possible side effect
The most common possible side effects include abnormal ejaculation, low sex drive, vertigo, dry mouth, low fever, flatulency, acute headaches, pruritus, appetite changing or sickness, anxiety, nettle rash, severe somnolency, sore throat, sweating, tremors, diarrhea, retching, feeling of tiredness. The less common side effects are abnormal taste, agitation, bleeding, chills, ear pain, mental state confusion, fever, frequent urination, hypertension, increased appetite, memory loss, palpitations, and insomnia. In children and adolescents, less common side effects can result in agitation, excessive menstrual bleeding, frequent urination, mania or hypomania (elation and hyperactivity). Risnia adverse drug reaction is also associated with weight gain and metabolic disorders, tardive dyskinesia and neuroleptic malignant syndrome. This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. Others may occur in some patients and there may be some side effects not known yet. In case you have experienced any side effect not listed above, immediately notify your doctor or local poison centre.
Before you use any herbal or food supplements or non prescribed medicines, consult your health care provider or pharmacist. Generally this medication is able to interact with a class of anticonvulsants, mood-stabilizing medications (carbamazepine) used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder; antidepressants that act as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (fluvoxamine); sympatholic beta-blockers (propranolol) that treat hypertension, panic and anxiety; a class of macrolide antibiotics (erythromycin); a class of bacterial antibiotics of the rifamycin group (rifampicin); with a group of fluoroquinolone antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections (sparfloxacin); with antidopaminergic medicines used as antiemetics and antipsychotics such as droperidol.
If you have missed your dose, take it as soon as possible. If you see it is near the time for the next dose intake, skip the missed dose and return to your regular dosing schedule. Avoid taking two dosages at once.
If you think you overdosed the medicine, immediately contact your local poison center and notify your doctor or pharmacist. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning. You may need urgent medical attention. Symptoms of overdose may involve extreme sedation, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, hypotension or hypertension, muscle and joints pain, constipation. If any of these symptoms persist or worsen, immediately seek emergency medical attention.
This medicine is stored at 68 –77 °F (20 –25 °C) away from sources of heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. Do not use any remnants of the medication after the expiry date.
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