Risdone-Plus (Risperidone/Trihexyphenidyl HCL)
What is Risdone-Plus (Risperidone/Trihexyphenidyl HCL) used for?
Risdone-Plus (Risperidone/Trihexyphenidyl HCL) is an oral antipsychotic prescribed to treat schizophrenia or manic episodes occurring in patients with bipolar disorder. The medication balances levels of chemicals in the brain to reduce symptoms associated with these conditions such as disorganized thinking, racing thoughts, hallucinations, or paranoia. It may also be used as a short-term treatment for Alzheimer's dementia or unusual aggression in children over the age of five with a diagnosed conduct disorder. Your physician may prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Risdone-Plus (Risperidone/Trihexyphenidyl HCL)?
Follow the directions of your physician while using Risdone-Plus (Risperidone/Trihexyphenidyl HCL) to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken once or twice daily, but your particular instructions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. The tablets should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal or snack is recommended before use if you experience any nausea. Never change the form of the tablets by crushing, splitting, or chewing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Risdone-Plus (Risperidone/Trihexyphenidyl HCL)?
Side effects that may occur while using Risdone-Plus (Risperidone/Trihexyphenidyl HCL) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are fever, flu symptoms, tremors, increased bleeding, sensitive skin, sores appearing in or around the mouth, faintness, tremors, seizures, or a painful erection lasting longer than four hours. Immediately inform your physician about any symptoms you experience that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Risdone-Plus (Risperidone/Trihexyphernidyl HCL) if you are lactose intolerant or have dementia. You are also recommended to inform your physician if you are elderly, dehydrated, or have epilepsy, hypertension, hypotension, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, a tumor dependent by prolactin, a history of blood clots, transient ischemic attacks, bradycardia, decreased electrolyte levels, liver disease, or kidney disease. These conditions may require special alterations to your regimen to prevent unexpected problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Risdone-Plus (Risperidone/Trihexyphernidyl HCL). 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.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.