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Riscord 2 : Each tablet contains Risperidone BP 2 mg
Riscord 4 : Each tablet contains Risperidone BP 4 mg
1. Riscord is used in treatment of acute and chronic
2. Psychotic patients with severe extrapyramidal symptoms
while on other neuroleptic treatment.
Dosage & Administration
Riscord may be given in 1 or 2 divided doses daily. The
usual initial daily dose of Riscord is 2 mg on the first day, 4 mg on the
second day, and 6 mg on the third day. Further dosage adjustment may be needed
and should generally be made at intervals of not less than one week; usual
maintenance dose is 4 to 6 mg daily.Extrapyramidal symptoms may be more likely
with doses above 10 mg daily.
Elderly: An initial dose of 0.5 mg twice daily slowly
increased in steps of 0.5 mg twice daily of 1 to 2 mg twice daily is suggested
for the elderly and for patients with renal or hepatic impairment.Safety and
effectiveness in children have not been established.
Side effects that have been most frequents reported with
Riscord include nausea, headache, insomnia, dry mouth, dizziness, constipation,
sweating, nervousness, asthenia. Orthostatic hypotension has been seen
occasionally. Other side effects reported include anorexia, dyspepsia,
abdominal pain, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, visual disturbances,
vasodilatation, vomiting, tremor, abdominal dreams chills, palpitations,
agitation, rashes, convulsion, hypertension.
Hypersensitivity to Riscord.
Riscord should be used with caution in patients with hepatic
or renal impairment and parkinson's disease, pregnancy, breast feeding.
Riscord may interfere with elimination by the kidneys of
clozapine, a different type of anti-psychotic medication, causing increased
levels of clozapine in the blood. This could increase the risk of side effects
with clozapine. Antacids containing aluminium or magnesium should not be taken
one hour before taking this drug and never right after.
Riscord 2 : Each box contains 3x10 tablets in blister pack.
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