What are the effects, effects, and side effects?

Schizophrenia, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder… Risperidone is the generic drug for Risperdal®, a second-generation antipsychotic. Prescribed in the context of personality and behavioral disorders.

Definition: What is Risperidone?

Risperidone is second generation antipsychoticIt comes in the form of a drinkable solution dosed at 1 mg/ml.This drug is most often prescribed by a psychiatrist.

What are the indications for Risperidone?

“Risperidone is Treatment of schizophreniasevere behavioral disorders in children in cases of mental retardation or syndrome autism, manic episodes in cases of bipolar disorder, personality disorder BorderlineObsessive-compulsive disorder (table of contents) And the invasion of Alzheimer’s disease. can also be used as part of post traumatic stressIt is a medicine that relieves seizures.s,” says Françoise Cuic Marinier.

Brand name: What medicines contain risperidone?

“Risperidone is the generic name. drug risperdalis the only drug containing it’ I tell the pharmacist.

What are the side effects of Risperidone?

Like all drugs, risperidone can cause side effects. The most common (it can affect 1 in 10 people) are:

  • difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep
  • parkinsonism : This condition may include slowed or impaired movement, a feeling of stiffness or muscle spasms (jerky movements), and sometimes even a sensation of movement.frozenOther signs of parkinsonism include: shuffling and slow walking, tremors at rest, increased salivation and/or drooling, and loss of facial expression
  • feel sleepy weak vigilance
  • headache.

Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):

  • Pneumonia, chest infections (bronchitis), cold symptoms, sinusitis, urinary tract infections, ear infections, influenza syndrome
  • Increased levels of a hormone called “prolactin” It is detected by a blood test (with or without symptoms).

> Symptoms of high prolactin occur infrequently and may include breast swelling, difficulty obtaining or maintaining an erection, decreased libido, or other sexual problems in men. Breast discomfort in women. , leakage of milk from the breast, late periods, or other problems with menstruation or infertility.

  • weight gain, increased or decreased appetite
  • Sleeping disorder, Irritability, depression, anxiety, restlessness
  • Dystonia : A condition involving slow or sustained involuntary muscle contractions. Although any part of the body can be affected (and can lead to abnormal posture), dystonia can involve facial muscles, including abnormal movements of the eyes, mouth, tongue, or jaw. is often
  • feelings dizzy
  • Dyskinesia : This is a condition involving involuntary muscle movements, which may include repetitive movements, spastic movements, twisting movements, or spasms.
  • shudder (trembling)
  • blurry visionan eye infection or “pink eye”
  • Heartbeat fast, high blood pressure, shortness of breath
  • sore throatcough, nosebleeds, nasal congestion
  • stomach ache, Abdominal discomfort, vomiting, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, dry mouth, toothache
  • eruption skin, skin redness
  • convulsions muscle, bone or muscle pain, back pain, joint pain
  • urinary incontinence (involuntary discharge of urine)
  • swelling body, arm or leg, fever, chest pain, weakness, fatigue (extreme fatigue), pain
  • autumn.

What are the contraindications of Risperidone?

Risperidone is contraindicated people with allergies to risperidone or any of the other ingredients in this drug. Precautions should be taken if there are related health concerns such as: heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, diabetes or epilepsy.some drugs are contraindicated Rifampicin, carbamazepine, phenytoin, flenobarbital, and others can make risperidone less effective.On the other hand, it can enhance the effects of risperidone, especially quinidine, certain antidepressants, beta-blockers, phenothiazines, cimetidine, ketoconazole, certain drugs used to treat HIV, and certain drugs used for high blood pressure. other drugs that can“, designate our interlocutor.

Can I drink alcohol while taking risperidone?

Drinking alcohol while taking risperidone is not contraindicated. I am deeply disappointed.”the specialist points out.

Thanks to Françoise Quik Marinier, Doctor of Pharmacy, Aromatherapist, author of “A Living Earth Guide to Essential Oils” published by Terre Vivante.

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