Respidon 2 Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (a mental disorder that can result in hallucinations or delusions and also adversely affects a person’s ability to think and behave) and mania.
Respidon 2 Tablet is taken with or without food, preferably at night. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms. However, discontinue this medicine immediately if you experience Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), characterized by fever, muscle rigidity, and altered consciousness or seizures.
You should be cautious while using this medicine as it may increase the risk of developing diabetes, so it is better to monitor glucose regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts while taking this medicine.
BENEFITS OF RESPIDON TABLET
In Treatment of Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person’s thinking ability, feelings and behavior become abnormal. Respidon 2 Tablet helps restore the chemical imbalances in the brain that are responsible for such changes. It improves thoughts, behavior and enhances the quality of life.
In Treatment of Mania
Mania means extremely excited or elevated mood. Respidon 2 Tablet helps calm the mood and relax the nerves. This stabilises the mood and prevents the symptoms of mania from recurring again. Taking Respidon 2 Tablet will ensure that you have a better social life and are able to do daily activities more comfortably.
HOW TO USE RESPIDON 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. Respidon 2 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW RESPIDON TABLET WORKS
Respidon 2 Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by affecting the levels of chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) to improve mood, thoughts and behavior.
Respidon 2 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Respidon 2 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.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Respidon 2 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Respidon 2 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Respidon 2 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Respidon 2 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Respidon 2 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Respidon 2 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
INTERACTION WITH DRUGS
- DIVALPROEX SODIUM
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE RESPIDON TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Respidon 2 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Respidon
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
Q. Is Respidon 2 Tablet good for anxiety?
Few studies suggest that low doses of Respidon 2 Tablet can be used for anxiety. However, do not take this medication without consulting your doctor. The doctor will suggest the exact dose by weighing the possible benefits and risks associated with this medicine. Take the medication as advised by the doctor and follow the instructions as provided.
Q. Can Respidon 2 Tablet cause psychosis?
Respidon 2 Tablet is used to treat conditions like psychosis and schizophrenia. The chances of developing medicine-induced psychosis are rare with Respidon 2 Tablet. However, in a few specific conditions, there are chances where Respidon 2 Tablet can worsen the psychiatric condition, although it is rare. Do consult your doctor if you do not see any improvement or worsening of symptoms.
Q. Can Respidon 2 Tablet cause weight gain?
Yes, Respidon 2 Tablet can cause significant weight gain. You should monitor your weight regularly and if there is significant weight gain then you should report your doctor immediately.
Q. Can I drive vehicles while taking Respidon 2 Tablet?
Respidon 2 Tablet sometimes can cause dizziness, tiredness, and vision problems which can affect the ability of a person to drive and use heavy machines. Hence, the patients on Respidon 2 Tablet are advised not to drive or operate machinery without consulting the doctor.
Q. Can I take my medicines for epilepsy while taking Respidon 2 Tablet?
You should not stop taking your anti-epileptic medicines while taking other medications. Some antiepileptic medications like Carbamazepine, phenytoin may alter the blood levels of Respidon 2 Tablet and therefore special caution should be ensured while taking these medications. The dose of Respidon 2 Tablet should be adjusted as needed while taking along with antiepileptic drugs. If you start or stop taking such medicines you may need a different dose of Respidon 2 Tablet.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.