Riz Plus Tablets
Riz Plus Tablets Description
Riz Plus tablet is primarily used to treat psychotic disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Managing irritability in autistic children, manic episodes, etc., are other uses of Riz Plus ta
blets. These psychiatric conditions affect a person's ability to think, feel and behave appropriately. This medicine may be prescribed alone or with Lithium or Valproate to treat bipolar disorder in adults. But it is prescribed on its own in children and adolescents. Riz Plus tablet has risperidone and trihexyphenidyl as its active ingredients. It belongs to a class of atypical antipsychotic medicines. The mode of action of Riz Plus tablets is by stabilising levels of certain chemical messengers that help manage the mood and lower overactivity in the brain. Trihexyphenidyl is added to lower the side effects of Riz Plus tablets, such as sudden movements. This medicine can cause death in older adults with dementia (memory loss) associated with psychotic disorders. It can also cause suicidal thoughts in children and young adults. Sudden stoppage of Riz Plus tablets can cause withdrawal symptoms like irritation, vomiting, sweating, etc. However, it is not a habit-forming medicine and does not cause dependency.
|Contains||Risperidone(3.0 Mg) + Trihexyphenidyl / Benzhexol Hydrochloride(2.0 Mg)|
|Uses||Schizophrenia, Acute mania in bipolar disorder, Irritability in autistic children|
|Side effects||Increase in appetite, Fatigue, Upper respiratory tract infection, Vomiting, Increased saliva, Constipation, Anxiety, Urinary incontinence|
Uses of Riz Plus Tablets
- As per USFDA, Riz Plus tablet is an antipsychotic medicine indicated for the treatment of:
- Schizophrenia in adults and adolescents; this medicine lowers hallucination, delusions, cognitive problems, lack of pleasure, memory problems, etc., which are both positive and negative symptoms.
- Short-term treatment of acute manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder in adults, children and adolescents aged 10-17 years.
- Irritability in autistic children and adolescents aged 5-16 years.
Contraindications of Riz Plus Tablets
- If you are allergic to the risperidone component of Riz Plus tablet
- If you are an elderly patient with dementia-related psychosis. There is an increased risk of death.
- If you are diagnosed with the neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a neuromuscular disorder).
- If you have tardive dyskinesia (abrupt jerky movements).
- If you are going through treatment with other antipsychotic medicines.
- If you were diagnosed with any type of seizure disorder.
- If you have a history of diabetes and uncontrolled glucose levels.
- If you have a tumour on your adrenal gland (a condition called pheochromocytoma), or if you have been diagnosed with 'a prolactin-dependent tumour'. This medicine can increase prolactin levels.
- If you have a low white blood cell count (leukopenia or neutropenia).
- If you are under treatment for Parkinson's disease or dementia with Lewy bodies.
- If you are diagnosed with an adrenal gland tumour, Riz Plus tablet can cause life-threatening high blood pressure.
- If you are expecting currently or are planning a pregnancy.
Side effects of Riz Plus Tablets
- Increase in appetite
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Increased saliva production
Precautions and Warnings of Riz Plus Tablets
Other General Warnings
- You have suicidal and self-harming thoughts.
- You are using any herbal or Ayurvedic medicines ; some of them can interfere with this medicine.
- You are an older adult over 65; the effects of this medicine can be exaggerated in this age group. Use with caution.
- You have diabetes; keep a check on your blood glucose levels as this medicine can cause changes in blood glucose levels.
- You have low blood pressure; it causes orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure).
- You have priapism (prolonged erection of the penis).
Mode of Action of Riz Plus Tablets
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Riz Plus Tablets
- Take Riz Plus tablets exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
- Do not exceed the prescribed dosage of Riz Plus medicine, even if you cannot feel its effects.
- Swallow the tablet as a whole with a glass of water; do not break or chew it.
- Do not try to take it with other medicines without informing your doctor.
- Take Riz Plus tablets with or without food.
- Do not use this medication if the package has been already opened.
- Do not suddenly stop taking Riz Plus tablets as this can cause adverse effects.
- You can take Riz plus tablets with or without consuming food.
Interactions of Riz Plus Tablets
Interactions with other medicines
- There is no information available on the interaction of food with Riz plus Tablet. You can take this tablet before or after consuming a meal.
Interactions with food items
- Riz Plus tablets with levodopa (used for Parkinson's disease) may have opposite effects.
- Use caution if you take medicines that lower high blood pressure; the combination of these two medicines can cause very low blood pressure.
- Use caution if you take medicines that lower potassium in the body, like laxatives, diuretics, etc.; Riz Plus tablets can lower potassium further and cause side effects.
- Medicines like fluoxetine and paroxetine can increase the levels of Riz Plus medicine in the body.
- Use caution if you use other sedatives, antimalarials, cardiac medicines, anti-allergy medicines, etc. On interaction, all of them can cause increased drowsiness.
- Use caution if you take tablets that lower heart rate; Riz Plus can further reduce the heart rate.
- Other antipsychotics, anti-seizure medications, or antidepressants along with Riz Plus tablets can result in severe effects.
Storage and disposal of Riz Plus Tablets
Dosage of Riz Plus Tablets
Missed a Dose
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can Riz Plus tablets cause weight gain if I use them regularly?
Q: Can I take Riz Plus tablets if I have diabetes?
Q: Can Riz Plus tablets cause dependency or addiction issues if I take them for a long time?
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