Ridazin 10mg

SKU 1109
Generic For Mellari
Strength 10mg
Generic Name Thioridazine
Manufacturer Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

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Ridazin 10mg

Ridazin is an antipsychotic medication prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenic patients who fail to show successful results to treatments with other antipsychotic drugs. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder, and symptoms can include hallucinations, lack of motivation, delusions, trouble with thinking, and concentration. The brain disorder involves breakdown between emotion, thought and behavior. The medicine contains Thioridazine as an active ingredient, which blocks the activity of dopamine and other chemicals in the brain, thereby reducing inappropriate feelings, hallucinations, and negative thoughts.

Clinical Uses of Ridazin 10 mg

Being an antipsychotic drug, Rizadin10 mg is effective against people with schizophrenia who fail to respond to other medications of the same group. It is used to control symptoms of schizophrenia which includes abnormal behavior, decreased ability to understand reality, and strange speech. The medicine contains the active ingredient Thioridazine which benefits people with cognitive disabilities.

Dosing Instructions

Use the medication according to the doctor’s instructions. Check with your doctor, if you are in doubt. Usually, the treatment with Rizadin should be started at a low dose, and the doses should be increased gradually according to an individual’s condition and response to the treatment. The use of the lowest dose is recommended for the shortest period to provide an adequate clinical response. Evaluation should be done to identify the further need for treatment.

Side Effects

Use of Rizadin may cause side effects in some users, check out the list of these side effects given below:

  • Sleepiness
  • Weight gain
  • Urinary retention
  • Constipation
  • Tremor
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Increased prolactin level in the blood
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Abnormality of voluntary movement
  • Orthostatic hypotension

Possible Drug Interactions

The drugs that may affect the working of Thioridazine tablets are:

  • Atorvastatin
  • Clopidogrel
  • Fluoxetine
  • Risperidone
  • Citalopram
  • Acetaminophen
  • Olanzapine
  • Cholecalciferol
  • Levothyroxine

If you notice other side effects that are not listed in this medication guide, contact your doctor for immediate medical attention. You may also report side effects to your nearest health care centre and take immediate medical help. 

Warnings and Precautions

Before using Thioridazine tablet, let your doctor know about your current list of medications including vitamins and herbal supplements. Also, inform him about your pre-existing disease, allergies and current health status including pregnancy or upcoming surgery etc. Please avoid the long-term use of this medicine. Consult your doctor if you are suffering from heart disease, hepatic impairment, epilepsy, prostatic hypertrophy, and open-angle glaucoma. Exercise caution, in case the patient is female, elderly, or an alcoholic patient.

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