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What is Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl used for?

Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl is an antipsychotic medication used to treat mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and acute manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl?

The dosage of Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl may be taken with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl?

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl?

Like other medicines, Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl can cause side effects such as anxiety, dizziness, headache, constipation, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, blurred vision, and weight gain. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl?

Is it possible for me to take Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl?
What are the possible drug interactions of Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl?
How will Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl work in my body?
How should Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Risperidone–Trihexyphenidyl is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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