Risperidone 4mg and Trihexyphenidyl 2mg Tablets IP (Resperitaj Forte) Taj Pharma

Overview

INTRODUCTION

Resperitaj Forte 4mg/2mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Resperitaj Forte 4mg/2mg Tablet is taken with or without food, preferably at night. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. It is important not to stop this medicine suddenly without talking to doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include insomnia, blurred vision, vomiting, headache, dry mouth, nausea and constipation. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in the blood pressure when you change positions, so it is better to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness. So, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may increase your weight, but modifying your lifestyle by having a healthy diet and exercising regularly can reduce this side effect.

USES OF RESPERITAJ FORTE TABLET

RESPERITAJ FORTE TABLET SIDE EFFECTS

Common
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Sleepiness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Nervousness

HOW TO USE RESPERITAJ FORTE TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Resperitaj Forte 4mg/2mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take it with food, if it causes stomach upset.

HOW RESPERITAJ FORTE TABLET WORKS

Resperitaj Forte 4mg/2mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Risperidone and Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol. Risperidone is an atypical antipsychotic which works by balancing the levels of chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) to improve mood, thoughts, and behavior. Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol is an anticholinergic which works on the nervous system and corrects some of the chemical imbalances that cause Parkinson’s disease and certain side effects occurring during antipsychotic treatment.

RESPERITAJ FORTE TABLET RELATED WARNINGS

warnings

Alcohol

UNSAFE
Resperitaj Forte 4mg/2mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Resperitaj Forte 4mg/2mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Resperitaj Forte 4mg/2mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
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Driving

UNSAFE
Resperitaj Forte 4mg/2mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Resperitaj Forte 4mg/2mg Tablet can cause blurring of vision, dizziness, mild nausea, and mental confusion in some cases. This may affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Resperitaj Forte 4mg/2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Resperitaj Forte 4mg/2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

CAUTION
Resperitaj Forte 4mg/2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Resperitaj Forte 4mg/2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.