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Riswel Plus Tablets Description

Riswel Plus tablet is a prescription medicine that belongs to a class of medicines called anti-psychotics. The active ingredients in Riswel Plus tablets are Risperidone (3 mg) and Trihexyphenidyl (2

mg). This medication is used in the treatment of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a disorder that causes an altered perception of reality, affecting how a person feels, thinks, and behaves. They can present with hallucinations, delusions, altered perceptions, mood changes, disorderly thinking: all of which can be debilitating. There are certain chemical messengers (neurotransmitters) and pathways in the brain that are thought to produce the symptoms of schizophrenia, two being serotonin and dopamine. Antipsychotic medications primarily decrease this process, thereby providing relief from symptoms. Directions for use of Riswel Plus tablets should be strictly followed. It should be taken exactly as recommended by the doctor. It should not be abruptly started or stopped, as it may cause a relapse of symptoms, withdrawal symptoms, and worsening of the underlying condition. Side effects of Riswel Plus tablets include sedation, dizziness and blurred vision, weight gain, increased appetite, nausea and vomiting, dry mouth, constipation, headache, orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of BP on standing), anxiety, and increased sugar levels in people with diabetes.


Product Summary

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ContainsRisperidone(3.0 Mg) + Trihexyphenidyl / Benzhexol Hydrochloride(2.0 Mg)
UsesSchizophrenia, Acute manic episodes in bipolar disorder, Autism-associated irritability
Side effectsWeight gain, Sedation, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Constipation, Nausea, Anxiety, Fall in BP
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Uses of Riswel Plus Tablets

  • Riswel Plus tablets are in the treatment of:
  • Schizophrenia
  • Acute manic episodes of bipolar I disorder
  • Autism-associated irritability

Contraindications of Riswel Plus Tablets

  • Do not take Riswel Plus tablets or use caution:
  • If you have hypersensitivity to risperidone or trihexyphenidyl.
  • If you are an older adult with psychosis associated with dementia.
  • If you are diagnosed with narrow-angle glaucoma.

Side effects of Riswel Plus Tablets

  • Common side effects of Riswel Plus tablets include:
  • Sedation
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Weight gain
  • Increased appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of BP on standing)
  • Anxiety
  • Increase sugar levels in people with diabetes

Precautions and Warnings of Riswel Plus Tablets



Can I take Riswel Plus tablets during pregnancy?
Riswel Plus tablets are considered unsafe during pregnancy. It is a class-C medication in pregnancy. Consult your doctor for more information. Inform your doctor about your pregnancy or intention to conceive.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Riswel Plus tablets while breastfeeding?
Riswel Plus tablet is considered unsafe during breastfeeding as it is excreted in breast milk. Consult your doctor for more information.


Can I drive if I have taken a Riswel Plus tablet?
Driving and use of heavy machinery while using Riswel Plus tablets are not recommended as this medicine can cause dizziness, agitation, and sedation.


Can I consume alcohol with Riswel Plus tablets?
Consuming alcohol with Riswel Plus tablets can cause serious side effects like seizures, sedation, hallucinations, and coma. It is strictly contraindicated.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of seizures or take any medicines that decrease seizure potential.
  • You experience sudden changes in mood or worsening of symptoms of schizophrenia.
  • You take other medicines for your health conditions. Some might interact with Riswel Plus tablets and cause debilitating medicine interactions.

Mode of Action of Riswel Plus Tablets

How Does It Work?

In disorders such as schizophrenia, chemical messengers (neurotransmitters) in the brain called dopamine and serotonin are indicated. Increased dopamine action is hypothesised to cause the symptoms of...
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Directions for Use of Riswel Plus Tablets

  • Take Riswel Plus tablets exactly as advised by your doctor.
  • Do not exceed the dosage, even if you cannot notice the effects of this medicine.
  • Take Riswel Plus tablets as a whole with a glass of water.
  • Do not break or chew this tablet.
  • Take this medicine with and without food.
  • Take Riswel Plus tablets at the same time every day, so a stable level of the medication is maintained in the body. Do not take Riswel Plus tablets with other medicines without informing your doctor.
  • Do not consume this medicine if its packaging is broken.
  • Do not abruptly stop taking Riswel Plus tablets; this can result in adverse effects from withdrawal.

Interactions of Riswel Plus Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Riswel 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...
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  • Carbamazepine and other enzyme inducers decrease plasma concentrations of risperidone.
  • Fluoxetine, paroxetine, and other enzyme inhibitors increase plasma concentrations of risperidone.
  • Concomitant use with other medications with anticholinergic action (like antihistamines and tricyclic antidepressants) can increase the side effects of Riswel Plus tablets.
  • Use caution if administering Riswel Plus tablets with antihypertensives. Riswel Plus tablets can further lower blood pressure.
  • Titration of sugar medications may be required as Riswel Plus tablets may cause an increase in blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.

Storage and disposal of Riswel Plus Tablets

Store Riswel Plus tablets at room temperature, away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humidity. Keep away from children and pets. Check the expiration date before taking the tablets. Dispose of ...
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Dosage of Riswel Plus Tablets


Overdose with risperidone can cause symptoms like lethargy, spasms, increased or decreased heart rate, and seizures. Overdose with trihexyphenidyl can cause symptoms like severe dry mouth, absence o...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a Riswel Plus tablet dose, try to take it as soon as you remember. If you recall the missed dose when it is almost time for the next one, skip the missed one and continue with your ...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: I want to stop taking this medication. What should I do?

A: Consult your doctor if you wish to stop using Riswel Plus tablets. They will gradually taper the dose and stop it properly. Sudden stoppage of this medication can cause withdrawal effects.

Q: Since I started taking Riswel Plus tablets, I have felt more anxious. Is this normal?

A: Discuss any side effects after use of the medicine with the prescribing doctor. Riswel Plus tablets are known to cause anxiety in users. Your doctor will guide you on managing the side effect.

Q: I had a heart problem a few months ago, and I am on medication for the same. Is it okay to take Riswel Plus tablets simultaneously?

A: Riswel Plus tablets should be only taken on a doctor’s prescription. Always inform your doctor about any preexisting medical conditions and medications to ensure that you do not face any side effects or interaction issues.
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Last Updated on: 04 Jun 2022 | 09:25 PM (IST)
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