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Riscon 0.5mg Tablet

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Medical Description

Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania. Schizophrenia is a mental condition that causes hallucinations or delusions and impairs a person's ability to think and behave...
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ContainsRisperidone(0.5 Mg)
Uses- Schizophrenia
Side effectsHeadache, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Parkinsonism, Drowsiness, Sedation
ClassificationANTI-PSYCHOTICS
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Uses of Riscon 0.5 MG

  • Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet is used in,
  • Treatment of schizophrenia
  • Treatment of mania

Contraindications of Riscon 0.5 MG

  • If you are allergic to paliperidone or inactive components of Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet.

Side effects of Riscon 0.5 MG

  • Headache
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Parkinsonism
  • Drowsiness
  • Sedation

Precautions and Warnings of Riscon 0.5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
No. The use of Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet during pregnancy is dangerous. Animal research has demonstrated negative effects on the growing foetus. Please seek medical advice. Do inform the doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
No. Riscon 0.5mg Tablet is not usually not prescribed during breastfeeding. The medicine may get excreted into breast milk and harm the newborn, according to limited human research.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet?
A:
Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. If you have any of these symptoms while taking this prescription, don't do anything that requires a lot of mental awareness, including driving a car or operating machinery.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet?
A:
Alcohol consumption is not recommended when using Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet since it increases the chance of severe side effects such as dizziness, difficulties concentrating, impaired judgement, etc. If you drink alcohol while taking this prescription, avoid doing anything that requires a lot of mental attention.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet use may raise the risk of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, which is characterised by elevated body temperature, muscle rigidity, altered aw...
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  • You have tardive dyskinesia. Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet may induce involuntary tongue, lip, and face movements (tardive dyskinesia).
  • You have dyslipidemia and diabetes. Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet has the potential to raise blood sugar and lipid levels. Your doctor may advise that you monitor your blood sugar, cholesterol, and fat levels,...
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  • You have a history of seizures.
  • You experience skin rashes, hives, itching/swelling (particularly of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms of allergy.
  • Due to a lack of sufficient safety and efficacy data, Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet should not be administered to children with schizophrenia below 13 years, children with bipolar disorder who are younger tha...
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Mode of Action of Riscon 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Riscon 0.5mg Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic medicine. The active component of Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet is paliperidone. It improves mood, thoughts, and behaviour by changing the levels of chemical me...
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Directions for Use of Riscon 0.5 MG

  • Follow your doctor's instructions on the dosage and duration of Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet.
  • Swallow Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet as a whole. Do not break, crush, or chew it.
  • Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet can be taken before or after a meal.
  • For optimal pharmacological effects, it is best to take Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet at the same time every day.
  • Do not alter the dose of Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet without consulting with the doctor.

Interactions of Riscon 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • To avoid adverse effects associated with medicine interaction, it is important to inform the doctor about all medicines and health supplements you are currently taking.
  • Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet is known to interact with:
  • Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet may antagonise effects of levodopa.
  • Carbamazepine decreases Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet serum concentrations leading to low efficacy.
  • Clozapine decreases the excretion of Riscon 0.5 mg Tablets leading to increased chances of side effects.

Interactions with food items

  • There are no known interactions of Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet with food. A regular diet can be continued unless advised otherwise by the doctor.

Storage and disposal of Riscon 0.5 MG

Store Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet in a cool and dry place. Keep Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet in a place away from the reach of children. Dispose of unused/expired Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet by mixing it with non-consumabl...
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Dosage of Riscon 0.5 MG

Overdose

An overdose of Riscon 0.5mg Tablet can cause drowsiness, sleepiness, irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, and seizures. If you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms or suspect an overdose...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet, take it as soon as you can. However, if the gap is too long or the next dose is approaching, skip the missing dose and return to your regular schedul...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Shreya Aggarwal

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet cause psychosis?

A: Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of mental illnesses such as psychosis and schizophrenia. Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet reduces the risk of acquiring medicine-induced psychosis. However, there is a small potential that Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet will worsen a psychiatric disorder in a few particular circumstances, albeit this is uncommon. If your symptoms do not improve or worsen, you should see your doctor.

Q: Can I take my medicines for epilepsy while taking Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet?

A: While taking other medications, you should not stop taking your anti-epileptic medicines. Some anti-epileptic medicines, such as carbamazepine and phenytoin, can cause Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet blood levels to change, therefore, use caution when taking these medications. When taking Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet with anti-epileptic medicines, the dose should be modified as needed. You may require a different dose of Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet if you start or stop taking these medicines.

Q: Is Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet good for anxiety?

A: Low doses of Riscon 0.5 mg Tablet have been shown in a few studies to be effective for anxiety. However, before using this medicine, talk to your doctor. The doctor will determine the precise dose by evaluating the potential advantages and hazards of this medication. Take the medication as prescribed by your doctor and follow the directions carefully.
Product Details
Brand
RISCON
Expires on or After
19/08/2022
Last Updated on: 25 Apr 2022 | 11:29 AM (IST)
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