Medication information

Risperdal Consta 25mg inj.la.pwd

This medication is typically used for certain mental disorders (psychosis). It requires several days to take effect.

Instructions

This product is usually injected into a muscle (intramuscularly) by a health professional. The injection may be sore for a few days.

Use this medication regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects. This product may intensify the effect of alcohol. Limit alcohol consumption to an occasional intake.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may make you nervous or anxious;
  • it may cause constipation -- to prevent this, drink plenty of water or juice, and eat more dietary fibre;
  • it may cause dizziness -- use caution when getting up from a lying or sitting position;
  • it may cause either drowsiness or excitability -- use caution until you know how you will react;
  • it may cause weight gain, mostly with prolonged use.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

Keep this product in the refrigerator and do not allow it to freeze. Keep it out of reach of young children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

Additional Information

This medication may interact with other medications or supplements, sometimes significantly. Many interactions, however, may be dealt with by a dosage adjustment or a change in medication schedule. Check with your pharmacist before using this medication in combination with any other medications (including non-prescription products), vitamins or natural products.

General notes

It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:

  • if you have a history of any other medical condition, whether you smoke and for women, if you are or want to become pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
  • all medications you are taking, prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins and natural products and supplements.