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Respidon 1mg Tablet

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Respidon 1 MG Description

Respidon 1 mg tablet is used to treat schizophrenia in adults and adolescents above 18 years of age and manic episodes in bipolar disorder type 1. It is also used to control irritability and aggressi

veness in children with autistic disorders. This medicine contains risperidone that belongs to atypical psychotropic group of medicines. Respidon 1 mg balances the levels of chemicals in the brain that are responsible for behaviour, thoughts, and regulation of emotions. This brings improvement in the symptoms of hallucinations, unusual thoughts, and behaviour. Side effects of Respidon 1 mg include sleepiness, tiredness, restlessness, shakiness, sleep disturbances, vomiting, headache, increase in blood sugar, thoughts of hurting self or others, and changes in blood pressure. Respidon 1 should be given with caution in elderly people as it may cause blood circulation problems in them and increase the risk of fatal outcomes. While stopping the Respidon tablet, care should be taken to withdraw it gradually as suddenly stopping the medicine may cause relapse of symptoms.


Product Summary

Offer Price₹19.82
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ContainsRisperidone(1.0 Mg)
UsesSchizophrenia, Maniac episode of bipolar disorder type 1, Aggressiveness in autistic disorder.
Side effectsChanges in weight, Nausea, vomiting, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Dry mouth, Increased appetite
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Uses of Respidon 1 MG

  • As per SmPC emc UK, Respidon 1 mg is used in
  • Schizophrenia above the age of 18 years
  • Maniac episodes of Bipolar type 1 disorder
  • Alzheimer’s dementia without psychosis to treat aggression
  • Autistic disorder in children above 5 years age to treat irritability and persistent aggression
  • Adolescents diagnosed with mental retardation to treat persistent aggression

Contraindications of Respidon 1 MG

  • If you had allergic reaction to Respidon in the past
  • If you had allergic reaction to a compound called paliperidone
  • If you are an elderly person and have been diagnosed with dementia and psychosis

Side effects of Respidon 1 MG

  • Changes in weight
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased appetite

Precautions and Warnings of Respidon 1 MG



Can I take Respidon 1 mg during pregnancy?
Use of Respidon 1 mg in pregnancy should be avoided as it has been associated with risks to the unborn child as well as the newborn baby. The new born baby may show signs of restlessness, excessive crying, tremors, breathing difficulty and feeding problems. You should inform the doctor if you get pregnant or plan to get pregnant while taking treatment with Respidon.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Respidon 1 mg while breastfeeding?
You should avoid taking Respidon 1 mg while breastfeeding. It has been found to pass through the breast milk to the babies. This may cause excessive sleepiness or sometimes delay in the developmental milestones.


Can I drive if I have taken Respidon 1 mg?
Respidon may cause sleepiness, jerky movements, shakiness, headache, fatigue, feeling sick, and blurred vision. These may affect your ability to drive safely. You should not drive till you are sure that the side effects of Respidon 1 mg have subsided.


Can I consume alcohol with Respidon 1 mg?
You should avoid taking alcohol with Respidon 1 mg as it may increase the side effects caused by the medicine such as sleepiness, tremors, slow breathing, and dizziness. Taking alcohol and Respidon together can cause low blood pressure and increased risk of falls.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have high blood sugar levels
  • You have high or low blood pressure
  • You have suicidal thoughts
  • You have a history of fits
  • You have a history of stroke
  • You have a liver or kidney disease

Mode of Action of Respidon 1 MG

How Does It Work?

Respidon 1 mg Tablet contains risperidone that belongs to the class of atypical antipsychotics. Respidon 1 mg brings changes in the levels of certain chemicals in the brain that are responsible for pl...
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Directions for Use of Respidon 1 MG

  • Respidon 1 mg is to be taken by mouth with a glass of water
  • Swallow the medicine as a whole without breaking it
  • This medicine can be taken with or without food as food does not change its absorption
  • You should follow the instructions of the doctor about the time and dose of the medicine

Interactions of Respidon 1 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Antacids like ranitidine, cimetidine
  • Antiseizure medicines like carbamazepine
  • Antidepressants like fluoxetine, paroxetine
  • Medicines used to treat heart conditions, irregular heartbeats like quinidine
  • Psychostimulants like methylphenidate
  • Antifungals like ketoconazole, itraconazole
  • Anti-tuberculosis medicines like rifampicin
  • Medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease like levodopa
  • Antihypertensives (medicines used to lower blood pressure) like metoprolol, amlodipine, atenolol

Storage and disposal of Respidon 1 MG

Respidon 1 mg tablets should be stored at room temperature 15 to 250 C. Keep the tablets in their packing in a cool place away from light and moisture. It should be safely kept in a place so that chil...
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Dosage of Respidon 1 MG


The symptoms of overdose of Respidon 1 mg are sleepiness, fast heartbeat, lowering of blood pressure, jerky movements, restlessness, abnormal functioning of the heart, convulsions, and fainting. In th...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose, take the tablet near the actual time of that dose, or as close as possible to the original dosage time. If you are taking multiple doses a day and remember the missed dose n...
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Content Details


Dr. Tulika Singh



Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I take Respidon 1 mg in spite of having a liver problem?

A: You may take Respidon 1 mg if it is required in your condition. The doctor may start it in low doses and monitor the functions of the liver through blood tests.

Q: I have diabetes. What precautions should I take regarding my diabetes while taking treatment with Respidon 1 mg?

A: Respidon 1 mg has been associated with increase in the blood sugar levels as one of its side effects. You may be recommended to undergo a fasting blood sugar test periodically to monitor and control your sugar levels. Inform your doctor if you feel very thirsty or hungry or you pass more urine.

Q: What should I do when I feel dizziness and unsteadiness while taking Respidon 1 mg for my condition?

A: Respidon 1 mg causes lowering of blood pressure in some people specially in the beginning of the treatment. You should get your blood pressure checked regularly. You may take certain precautions to avoid fall due to low blood pressure such as sitting on the bed for some time before standing when you wake up, drink plenty of fluids, and avoid being in a hot environment for long. If you continue to have giddiness, your doctor may re-evaluate the dose of Respidon tablets.
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Last Updated on: 08 Mar 2022 | 11:47 AM (IST)

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