What Are the Most Common and Serious Side Effects of Rison?
Common side effects of Rison (Risperdal) include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Dry mouth
- Increased saliva
- Increased appetite
- Weight gain
- Stomach pain
- More frequent dreaming
- Trouble sleeping
- Low sex drive or sexual problems
- Unusual breast milk production
- Vision problems
- Muscle or joint pain
- Dry or discolored skin
- Trouble urinating
Serious side effects can also occur while taking Rison. If you have any of these side effects, call your doctor immediately:
- Muscle stiffness
- Fast or irregular pulse
- Abnormal movements of your face or body that you cannot control
- Slow movements or shuffling walk
- Trouble breathing or swallowing
- Painful erection that lasts for hours
How should this medicine be used?
Rison comes as a tablet, a solution (liquid), and an orally disintegrating tablet (tablet that dissolves quickly in the mouth) to take by mouth. It is usually taken once or twice a day with or without food. Take Rison at around the same time(s) every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Rison exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Use the dropper provided to measure your dose of Rison oral solution. You can take the oral solution with water, orange juice, coffee, or low-fat milk. Do not take the solution with tea or cola.
Do not try to push the orally disintegrating tablet through the foil. Instead, use dry hands to peel back the foil packaging. Immediately take out the tablet and place it on your tongue. The tablet will quickly dissolve and can be swallowed with or without liquid. Do not chew or crush the tablet.
Your doctor will probably start you on a low dose of Rison and gradually increase your dose to allow your body to adjust to the medication.
Rison may help control your symptoms but will not cure your condition. It may take several weeks or longer before you feel the full benefit of Rison. Continue to take Rison even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Rison without talking to your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking Rison, your symptoms may return and your illness may become harder to treat.
How it works
Rison belongs to a class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.
Rison works by affecting the amount of certain chemicals called neurotransmitters that occur naturally in your brain. It’s thought that people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism have an imbalance of certain neurotransmitters. This drug may improve this imbalance.
Rison oral tablet may cause drowsiness. It may also cause other side effects.
What is risper >
Rison is an antipsychotic medicine that works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain.
Rison is used to treat schizophrenia in adults and children who are at least 13 years old.
Rison is also used to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic depression) in adults and children who are at least 10 years old.
Rison is also used to treat symptoms of irritability in autistic children who are 5 to 16 years old.
Given the primary CNS effects of Rison, caution should be used when RISPERDAL® is taken in combination with other centrally-acting drugs and alcohol.