Resicalm

Resicalm

risperidone

Manufacturer:

Aurobindo Pharma

Distributor:

Unimed
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Risperidone
Indications/Uses
Schizophrenia including 1st episode psychoses, acute schizophrenic exacerbations, chronic schizophrenia & other psychotic conditions in which positive &/or negative symptoms are prominent. Alleviates affective symptoms associated w/ schizophrenia. Maintenance of clinical improvement during continuation therapy in patients who have shown an initial treatment response.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Schizophrenia Adult Initially 2 mg daily, may be increased to 4 mg on 2nd day. Maintenance: 4-6 mg daily. Max: 16 mg daily. Elderly, renal & hepatic disease Initially 0.5 mg bd, may be adjusted w/ 0.5 mg bd increments to 1-2 mg bd.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Coma caused by CNS depressants, bone-marrow depression. Avoid use in phaeochromocytoma.
Special Precautions
Discontinue use if tardive dyskinesia/extrapyramidal symptoms appear or neuroleptic malignant syndrome occur. Known CV disease eg, heart failure, MI, conduction abnormalities, dehydration, hypovolaemia or cerebrovascular disease; Parkinson's disease; epilepsy; hyperglycemia & DM; wt gain. Intraoperative floppy iris syndrome. Concomitant use w/ α1-blockers. May affect ability to drive & use machines. Renal or hepatic disease. Pregnancy. Not to be used during lactation. Childn <15 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Insomnia, agitation, anxiety, headache.
MIMS Class
Antipsychotics
ATC Classification
N05AX08 - risperidone ; Belongs to the class of other antipsychotics.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Resicalm FC tab 1 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's;3 × 10's
Form
Resicalm FC tab 2 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's;3 × 10's
Form
Resicalm FC tab 3 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's;3 × 10's
Form
Resicalm oral soln 1 mg/mL
Packing/Price
100 mL x 1's;30 mL x 1's
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