Regrace Plus Tablets
Regrace Plus Tablets Description
Regrace Plus tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat schizophrenia and acute manic episodes (irritable mood and suicidal thoughts) in bipolar disorder. It can also be used to treat autism-ass
ociated irritability. Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. Bipolar disorder is characterised by episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs. The active ingredients in Regrace Plus tablets are Risperidone and Trihexyphenidyl (Benzhexol Hydrochloride). It functions by affecting the levels of specific chemical messengers that improve mood, thoughts and behaviour. Directions for use of Regrace Plus tablets should be strictly followed. This medication should be taken at the same time every day, with or without food. Regrace Plus tablets are habit-forming, so the prescribed dose should be maintained to avoid an incidence of overdose. Sudden stopping of this medication is not advised. Some common side effects of Regrace Plus Tab are headache, confusion, stomach upset, nausea (feeling sick), dizziness, drowsiness, sleeping problems, fatigue, breathlessness, poor coordination of movements, body pain, loss of balance control, decreased libido (low sexual desire), and memory problems. It is important to inform the treating doctor of all medicines taken for any chronic illnesses, as some can alter Regrace Plus tablets' blood levels. Pregnant women or those planning to conceive should notify their doctor at the time of prescription of Regrace Plus tablets. Regrace Plus tablets should be used with caution in older adults as it increases the risk of cerebrovascular incidents. Alcohol should be avoided while on treatment with Regrace Plus tablets.
|You Save||₹8.33 (15% on MRP)|
|Contains||Risperidone(3.0 Mg) + Trihexyphenidyl / Benzhexol Hydrochloride(2.0 Mg)|
|Uses||Schizophrenia, Mania in bipolar disorder, Irritability associated with autistic disorder|
|Side effects||Drowsiness, Headache, Blurred vision, Anxiety, Depression, Parkinsonism, Abdominal pain, Dry mouth.|
Uses of Regrace Plus Tablets
- As per CDSCO and USFDA, the Regrace Plus tablet is used for the treatment of:
- Mania in bipolar disorder
- Irritability associated with autistic disorder
Contraindications of Regrace Plus Tablets
- Do not take Regrace Plus tablets:
- If you are allergic to any component of Regrace Plus tablets.
- If you are pregnant or plan to conceive.
Side effects of Regrace Plus Tablets
- Changes in sleep pattern
- Blurred visieon
- Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
- Increased prolactin level in blood
- Parkinsonism (a motor syndrome that manifests as rigidity and tremors)
- Decreased blood counts
- Akathisia (characterised by muscle twitches, restlessness, and an inability to sit still)
- Shortness of breath
- Abdominal pain
- Dystonia (twisting and repetitive movements)
Precautions and Warnings of Regrace Plus Tablets
Other General Warnings
- You experience excessive drowsiness or tiredness.
- You notice any changes in blood pressure after starting treatment with Regrace Plus tablets.
- You notice any changes in blood sugar levels after starting treatment with Regrace Plus tablets.
- You notice weight gain after starting treatment with Regrace Plus tablets,
- You notice a fall in blood cell counts after beginning therapy with Regrace Plus tablets.
- You notice breast swelling or soreness, unusual breast milk production or missed a period.
- You experience lightheadedness when you suddenly get up from a lying or sitting position.
- You experience abnormal muscle movements or tremors after starting treatment with Regrace Plus tablets.
- You want to stop taking Regrace Plus tablets.
Mode of Action of Regrace Plus Tablets
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Regrace Plus Tablets
- Take Regrace Plus tablets exactly as advised by your doctor.
- Do not exceed the dosage, even if you cannot notice the effects of this medicine.
- Take Regrace Plus tablets as a whole with a glass of water.
- Do not break or chew this tablet.
- Take this medicine with or without food.
- Take Regrace Plus tablets at the same time every day, so a stable level of the medication is maintained in the body.
- Do not take Regrace Plus tablets with other medications without informing your doctor.
- Do not consume this medicine if its packaging is broken.
Interactions of Regrace Plus Tablets
Interactions with other medicines
- Regrace Plus tablets can interact with many medicines and cause adverse side effects. It is advised to inform the doctor of all medication being taken to be checked for possible interaction issues. The following medicines are known to interact with Regrace Plus tablets....
- Antihistamines like Cetirizine increase the risk of sedation
- Antihypertensives like olmesartan, telmisartan, and others increase the hypotensive effect of antihypertensive medicine
- Psychostimulants like amphetamine and methylphenidate can lead to extrapyramidal symptoms like movement disorders and Parkinsonism
- Antimalarials like chloroquine, quinine and mefloquine can lead to changes in the rhythm of the heart
- Diuretic medicines that decrease blood potassium levels (e.g., aldosterone and spironolactone) have additive effects and lower blood pressure
- Antifungals like ketoconazole and itraconazole increase the plasma concentrations of this medicine, leading to an increased incidence of side effects
- Tricyclic antidepressants like imipramine and amitriptyline increase plasma concentrations leading to an increased incidence of side effects
- Antiepileptics like carbamazepine decrease the plasma concentrations of this medicine, making it less effective
- Benzodiazepines like midazolam and alprazolam increased the risk of sedation
Storage and disposal of Regrace Plus Tablets
Dosage of Regrace Plus Tablets
Missed a Dose
Dr. Vijay Y
MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology
Dr. Varsha Parihar
MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: I have diabetes. Should I do any regular blood investigations after starting treatment with Regrace Plus tablets?
Q: Can Regrace Plus tablets cause weight gain?
Q: I am an older adult on antihypertensive medications. What precautions should I take?
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