Don 4mg Tablets
Don 4 MG Description
Don 4 mg Tablet is an antipsychotic medication that treats symptoms associated with certain mental disorders. It does not cure the condition but helps reduce and relieve the symptoms caused by the co
ndition and prevents them from returning. The active ingredient in Don 4 mg tablets is risperidone. Directions of use of Don 4 mg tablets should be strictly followed. It is important that the medication not be discontinued unless advised by the doctor. Sudden discontinuation may result in the return of symptoms. When the doctor decides to stop the medication, they will do so by gradually decreasing the dose over a period of a few days before stopping it completely. Some side effects of Don 4 mg tablets are to be expected. It may cause an increase in weight which could adversely affect your overall health. Therefore, it is crucial to maintain a close check on body weight. Don is also known to cause breast swelling in men and fertility problems, and, in women, menstrual disorders as it raises the levels of a hormone called prolactin. Laboratory evaluation to check for the hormone levels is recommended if such symptoms occur. In planned surgery, especially surgery on the eye, it is essential to inform the doctor that you are undergoing therapy with Don 4 mg tablets. During cataract surgery (cloudiness of the eye), because of the effects of the medication, the size of the pupil (the black circle in the middle of your eye) may not increase in size as required, and the iris (the coloured part of the eye) may become floppy leading to eye damage.
|You Save||₹8.35 (15% on MRP)|
|Uses||Schizophrenia, Mania associated with bipolar disorder, Short-term treatment of long-term aggression (for a maximum period of 6 weeks in people with Alzheimer’s dementia where non-medicinal therapy has already been used), Long-term aggression in adolescents with conduct disorder and intellectually disabled children (age of 5 or more) for a short period (no more than six weeks)|
|Side effects||Difficulty with sleep, Feeling sleepy, Feeling less alert, Headache, Dizziness, Parkinsonism (slow or impaired movement, making movements to become jerky, slow and shuffling walk), Weight gain, Increased levels of prolactin (hormone)|
Uses of Don 4 MG
- Don 4 mg tablets are used to treat:
- Schizophrenia (a disorder characterized by seeing, hearing, feeling, or believing things not present, confusion and undue suspicion)
- Symptoms of mania associated with bipolar disorder (a condition where one is very excited, agitated, enthusiastic or hyperactive)
- Short-term treatment of long-term aggression (who harm themselves or others) for a maximum of six weeks in people with Alzheimer's dementia where non-medicinal therapy has already been used.
- Treatment of long-term aggression in adolescents with conduct disorder and intellectually disabled children (age of 5 or more) for a short period of time (no more than six weeks).
Contraindications of Don 4 MG
- Do not take Don 4 mg tablets or take with caution:
- If you are allergic to risperidone or any other ingredients used in the product.
Side effects of Don 4 MG
- Side effects of Don 4 mg tablets include:
- Difficulty with sleep
- Feeling sleepy
- Feeling less alert
- Parkinsonism (slow or impaired movement, making movements to become jerky, slow and shuffling walk)
- Weight gain
- Increased levels of prolactin (hormone)
Precautions and Warnings of Don 4 MG
Other General Warnings
- You have Parkinson's disease or dementia.
- You have high blood pressure.
- You have a heart problem (irregular heart rhythm, low blood pressure, or using medicines for your blood pressure).
- You have diabetes.
- You have a seizure disorder.
- You have had a stroke.
- You have kidney problems.
- You have liver problems.
- You or anyone in the family has a history of blood clots.
- You have or ever had a history of low levels of white blood cells.
- You are a man and have had a prolonged or painful erection in the past.
- You have difficulty controlling your body temperature or issues with overheating.
- You have or ever had abnormally high levels of the hormone prolactin.
- You have or ever had a condition whose symptoms include high temperature, muscle stiffness, sweating or a lowered level of consciousness (also known as Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome)
Mode of Action of Don 4 MG
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Don 4 MG
- Don 4 mg tablets should be taken exactly as directed and in the exact prescribed dose.
- You should swallow your tablet whole with a glass of water.
- Take the tablet with or without food.
- In case of difficulty swallowing the tablet whole, the scoreline can be used to break the tablet.
Interactions of Don 4 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Don 4 mg tablets may interact with certain medicines. These include:
- Medicines for pain relief (opiates)
- Medicines that work on your brain, such as to help you calm down (benzodiazepines)
- Rifampicin (antibiotics)
- Anti-fungal medications ( itraconazole and ketoconazole)
- Medicines for stomach acidity (cimetidine, ranitidine)
- Medicines to treat high blood pressure
- Medications that can cause a change in the electrical activity of the heart, such as anti-malaria medicines, medicines to treat irregular heart rhythm, anti-allergy medicines (anti-histamines), some antidepressants (medicines to treat mental problems)...
- Medicines that cause slowing of the heartbeat
- Water tablets (diuretics) are used to treat heart problems or swelling of body parts due to excess fluid buildup (such as furosemide or chlorothiazide)
- Medicines are used to treat Parkinson's disease (such as levodopa)
- Medications to treat seizure disorders (carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital)
- Medicines that increase central nervous system activity (psychostimulants such as methylphenidate)
- Quinidine (treat certain types of heart disease)
- Medicines used to treat HIV/AIDS (ritonavir)
Interactions with food items
- A regular diet can be followed unless advised by the doctor.
Storage and disposal of Don 4 MG
Dosage of Don 4 MG
Missed a Dose
Dr. Varsha Parihar
MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)