Ranitidine is a drug used to treat depression and anxiety. It works by increasing serotonin levels in your brain. This increases moodiness and helps reduce negative feelings such as sadness, anger, fear, etc. There are many different brands of ranitidine available on the market today. They all work differently but they all have similar effects on your body.
The most common brand of ranitidine is called Risperdal. It’s main ingredient is the anti-psychotic drug, chlorpromazine. Other ingredients include: diazepam (Valium), pindolol (Ativan) and desmethylphenidate (Dextromethorphan).
These drugs act by blocking certain chemicals in your brain which cause you to feel depressed or anxious. You may experience some of these symptoms when taking ranitidine. Some of them include:
Insomnia (Sleep problems)
Fatigue/Weakness (Lack of energy)
Some people experience a mild euphoria while using ranitidine. This effect lasts for only a few hours after taking it. Most people don’t notice any change in their mood until the next day.
It takes about a week of daily dosing before you notice any mood or anxiety improvement. Most people experience a general feeling of well-being which leads them to be more active and outgoing. But they still have the motivation and energy to do things. Risperdal doesn’t cause any sort of hallucinations or delusions.
Any negative effects that you may experience while taking this medication will probably wear off after you stop. But it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor before stopping a medication. Your doctor will be able to give you advice on what to do in any emergency situation and he can let you know how long you should take the medication for.
It’s important to remember that ranitidine is a powerful drug which can have many different effects on the human body. Some people may experience negative side effects, while others may notice very few and limited ones. It’s all about how each individual reacts to the medication.
It’s a good idea to talk to your doctor before starting this or any medication.
Concerning ranitidine, here are some common questions:
Is it safe?
A. Risperdal has been prescribed to children and adults for several years now and is known to be very safe as long as recommended dosages are not exceeded.
What are the active ingredients?
A. The main ingredient in Risperdal is chlorpromazine which is an anti-psychotic drug. It works by blocking certain chemicals in the brain which affect your mood. Other ingredients include: diazepam (Valium), pindolol (Vasodilan) and desmethylphenidate (Dextromethorphan).
Are there any potential side effects?
A. Some of the common side effects of Risperdal may include: drowsiness, dizziness, restlessness, dry mouth, nasal congestion, blurred vision and shuffling gait. If these persist or worsen, contact your doctor immediately.
What is drug tolerance?
A. Drug tolerance is the need to increase the dose of medication in order to achieve the same results. You may develop a tolerance to Risperdal, therefore your doctor may keep you at the same dosage for several months. However, Risperdal is not very likely to cause drug tolerance.
Does it cause weight gain?
A. Many of the ingredients in Risperdal can cause weight gain, including chlorpromazine. Chlorpromazine is known as an anti-psychotic drug but is often prescribed for off-label uses such as for the treatment of severe acute depression. This weight gain side effect is often unavoidable. Your doctor may suggest lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet and exercising in order to counter this side effect.
What is it used for?
A. Risperdal is mainly used to treat the following: bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, irritability associated with autistic disorder and severe mood problems in young children. It is also often prescribed off-label to treat severe acute depression.
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