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- Patient Information:
Physicians are advised to discuss the following issues with patients for whom they prescribe RISPERDAL® CONSTA®.
Patients should be advised of the risk of orthostatic hypotension and instructed in nonpharmacologic interventions that help to reduce the occurrence of orthostatic hypotension (e.g., sitting on the edge of the bed for several minutes before attempting to stand in the morning and slowly rising from a seated position) [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Interference with Cognitive and Motor Performance
Because RISPERDAL® CONSTA® has the potential to impair judgment, thinking, or motor skills, patients should be cautioned about operating hazardous machinery, including automobiles, until they are reasonably certain that treatment with RISPERDAL® CONSTA® does not affect them adversely [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Patients should be advised to notify their physician if they become pregnant or intend to become pregnant during therapy and for at least 12 weeks after the last injection of RISPERDAL® CONSTA®[see Use In Specific Populations].
Patients should be advised not to breast-feed an infant during treatment and for at least 12 weeks after the last injection of RISPERDAL® CONSTA®[see Use In Specific Populations].
Patients should be advised to inform their physicians if they are taking, or plan to take, any prescription or over-the-counter drugs, since there is a potential for interactions [see DRUG INTERACTIONS].
Patients should be advised to avoid alcohol during treatment with RISPERDAL® CONSTA®[see DRUG INTERACTIONS].
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/28/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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