There are 2 food and lifestyle interactions with Risperdal (risperidone) which include:
Risperdal and Alcohol (Ethanol)
Moderate Drug Interaction
GENERALLY AVOID: Alcohol may potentiate some of the pharmacologic effects of CNS-active agents. Use in combination may result in additive central nervous system depression and impairment of judgment, thinking, and psychomotor skills.
MANAGEMENT: Patients receiving CNS-active agents should be warned of this interaction and advised to avoid or limit consumption of alcohol. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring complete mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects that interfere with their normal activities.
Moderate Food Interaction
GENERALLY AVOID: Risperidone oral solution is not compatible with either tea or cola.
MANAGEMENT: Risperidone oral solution should not be mixed with tea or cola. It may be taken with water, coffee, orange juice, or low-fat milk.
The following information was taken from this site:
"While you are taking Risperdal, you may be more sensitive to temperature extremes such as very hot or cold conditions. Avoid getting too cold, or becoming overheated or dehydrated. Drink plenty of fluids, especially in hot weather and during exercise. It is easier to become dangerously overheated and dehydrated while you are taking risperidone.
Risperdal can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of Risperdal."
All the best and take care.-
- Risperdal Information for Consumers
- Risperdal Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Risperdal (detailed)
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