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Riscon Ls Tablet

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Riscon Ls Tablet Description

Riscon Ls tablet is a prescription medicine. Treatment for schizophrenia, Tourette's syndrome, and bipolar disorder are some of the uses of Riscon Ls tablets. This is a combination of two medicin

s, risperidone and trihexyphenidyl. Resperidone belongs to the category of antipsychotic medicines, and trihexyphenidyl is an anticholinergic medicine. These two components of Riscon Ls tablets together work to bring down symptoms of hallucinations, delusions, etc. Directions for use of Riscon Ls tablets should be strictly followed. This medicine should be taken at the same time every day. Care should be taken to avoid both an overdose and skipped doses. Riscon Ls tablet is a prescription medicine and should never be taken without consultation with the doctor. It can interact with certain foods and should never be consumed with alcohol. Some common side effects of Riscon Ls tablets include vomiting, nausea, change in blood pressure on changing position, low sexual desires, etc. If the side effects cause problems or persist for long, it is best to consult a doctor.

Product Summary

Offer Price₹46.75
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ContainsRisperidone(2.0 Mg) + Trihexyphenidyl / Benzhexol Hydrochloride(2.0 Mg)
UsesSchizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Tourette's syndrome
Side effectsNausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Weight gain, Dryness in the mouth
TherapyANTI-PSYCHOTICS
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Uses of Riscon Ls Tablet

  • Riscon Ls tablets are commonly used to treat schizophrenia and anxiety.
  • Less common uses of Riscon Ls tablets include their use in the treatment of:
  • Bipolar disorder (a mental condition that causes two distinct moods, manic and depressive)
  • Tourette's syndrome (a condition in which the affected person has involuntary tics and makes repetitive sounds)
  • Dementia-related behaviour symptoms (a condition in which the affected person experiences loss of memory)
  • Autistic disorder (a condition in which the affected person has difficulty communicating with people)

Contraindications of Riscon Ls Tablet

  • Before starting treatment with Riscon Ls tablets, inform your doctor if any of the following statements are true.
  • If you have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism (increased thyroid levels)
  • If you have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)
  • If you have been diagnosed with dementia (a condition in which a person experiences memory loss)
  • If you have been diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • If you have been diagnosed with diabetes (increased blood sugar levels)
  • If you have been diagnosed with obesity (excessive weight because of high concentration of fat deposits)
  • If you have been diagnosed with arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
  • If you have liver disease
  • If you have any other heart disease

Side effects of Riscon Ls Tablet

  • Common side effects of Riscon Ls tablets include:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Postural hypotension (lowering of blood pressure on suddenly standing up)
  • Xerostomia (dryness in the mouth)
  • Nervousness
  • Weight gain

Precautions and Warnings of Riscon Ls Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Riscon Ls tablets during pregnancy?
A:
No. Studies have shown that Riscon Ls tablets are not safe to take during pregnancy. There is a potential risk to the life of the baby. Talk to your doctor if you wish to take this medicine while pregnant.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Riscon Ls tablets while breastfeeding?
A:
It is not advised to take this medicine while breastfeeding. Always consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken a Riscon Ls tablet?
A:
It is not advisable to drive after taking a Riscon Ls tablet. Since it causes dizziness and confusion, it can be unsafe to drive after taking this medicine.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Riscon Ls tablets?
A:
No. Alcohol causes dizziness and confusion, and so does this medicine. Mixing the two can be harmful and may enhance the side effects of this medicine. It is not safe to consume alcohol after taking this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Your side effects persist for longer than usual.
  • You experience dizziness and nervousness.
  • You are taking other medicines.
  • You are trying to conceive.
  • You are lactating.
  • You are a chronic alcohol user.
  • You are taking alternative medicine like herbal medicines or homoeopathy.

Mode of Action of Riscon Ls Tablet

How Does It Work?

Riscon Ls tablets contain two ingredients, risperidone and trihexyphenidyl. The exact mechanism of action of risperidone, which is an antipsychotic, is not known. Studies have found that risperidone b...
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Directions for Use of Riscon Ls Tablet

  • Swallow the tablet as a whole with water; do not chew or crush it.
  • Riscon Ls is a prescription medicine. It should not be taken without consulting a doctor.
  • Do not suddenly skip or stop this medicine, even if you start feeling better.
  • Take it at the same time every day.
  • Take it with or without food, depending upon your doctor's instructions.
  • Side effects of this medicine usually go away after some time but talk to your doctor if they persist.

Interactions of Riscon Ls Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • To avoid any adverse effects caused by medicine interaction, inform your doctor about all medicines and supplements (including herbal medicines and supplements and multivitamins) you are currently tak...
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  • Medicines that contain sympathomimetic agents (used in heart emergencies); in some cases, heart failures or sudden deaths have been reported.
  • Antifungal medicines like fluconazole; side effects of Riscon Ls tablets can increase when taken simultaneously with antifungal medicines.
  • Anti-tubercular medicine like rifampicin; interaction with these medications can cause an elevation in depression and sedation.
  • These medicine interactions can cause serious complications that further affect the immune system. They can result in a deterioration of health and, in some cases, even death.

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid a high sugar diet. Riscon Ls tablets tend to increase blood sugar levels, so it is important to keep a strict check on sugar intake.

Storage and disposal of Riscon Ls Tablet

Store the medicine in its original packing. Keep the tablets away from moisture and out of direct sunlight. Keep away from children and pets. Exchange facilities with local pharmacists can be used to ...
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Dosage of Riscon Ls Tablet

Overdose

Symptoms of a Rison Ls overdose include tremors, vomiting, convulsions, and in extreme cases, coma. If you suspect an overdose or experience these symptoms, contact your doctor or visit the nearest ho...
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Missed a Dose

In case of a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not doubl...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Tanya Gupta

BDS (Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery), MPH (Masters in Public Health)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Riscon Ls tablet a habit-forming medicine?

A: Yes, Riscon Ls tablet is a habit-forming medicine. It is always advised to take it at the proper dosing schedule and not repeat doses.

Q: Can Riscon Ls tablets cause a change in my lifestyle?

A: Yes. This medicine can make you feel a little confused and nauseated. Riscon Ls tablets can also lower your sexual desires. These side effects usually go away after some time, but contact your doctor if they persist for long.

Q: Can I stop taking Riscon Ls tablets if I start feeling better?

A: No. Always consult your doctor before starting or stopping any medicine between its course.
Product Details
Brand
RISCON LS
Expires on or After
29/12/2022
Last Updated on: 10 Mar 2022 | 10:41 AM (IST)

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