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Why is Sizodon drops prescribed for a 3 year old child?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Aug 2016
Question: We visited our neurologist for regular checkup of sone and he observed that my son was not sitting at one place. he asked us if this is usual behavior. We said yes. he said this has to be cured by medicine only and prescribe sizodon drops. I want to know what exactly these drops are for and what are their side effects? Is it ok to give it to child of age 3.2 years? we are concerned about side effects.
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Answered by Dr. Ishu Bishnoi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Sizodon use, side effects

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX thanks for asking from HCM.


I can understand your concern. Sizodon is Risperidone, an atypical antipsychotic prescribed for delusional psychosis/schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, tourette's syndrome, depression, and bipolar disorder. In children (age group 5-15 years), it is used for autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

It is recommended above 5 years age.

Side effects include

nausea
anxiety,
dizziness,
low blood pressure,
insomnia,
sedation,
tremors,
increased salivation,
muscle stiffness or pain,
weight gain and breast tenderness and lactation in both men and women.

More serious side effects:

Increase prolactin because they inhibit dopamine. However, risperidone is known to increase prolactin to a greater extent than most other antipsychotics, such as quetiapine.

Tardive dyskinesia (TD), extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS), and neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), although the risk is generally less than for the older typical antipsychotics.

Diabetes and more serious conditions of glucose metabolism, including ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar coma.

My advise is you should consult "child Psychiatrist". He will evaluate him and advise correct medication for him.

Hope it will help you. Thanks. Take care.
If still in doubt, do let me know.
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Why is Sizodon drops prescribed for a 3 year old child?

Brief Answer: Sizodon use, side effects Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX thanks for asking from HCM. I can understand your concern. Sizodon is Risperidone, an atypical antipsychotic prescribed for delusional psychosis/schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, tourette's syndrome, depression, and bipolar disorder. In children (age group 5-15 years), it is used for autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is recommended above 5 years age. Side effects include nausea anxiety, dizziness, low blood pressure, insomnia, sedation, tremors, increased salivation, muscle stiffness or pain, weight gain and breast tenderness and lactation in both men and women. More serious side effects: Increase prolactin because they inhibit dopamine. However, risperidone is known to increase prolactin to a greater extent than most other antipsychotics, such as quetiapine. Tardive dyskinesia (TD), extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS), and neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), although the risk is generally less than for the older typical antipsychotics. Diabetes and more serious conditions of glucose metabolism, including ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar coma. My advise is you should consult "child Psychiatrist". He will evaluate him and advise correct medication for him. Hope it will help you. Thanks. Take care. If still in doubt, do let me know.