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Risperidone Information

Risperidone Benefits & Uses

Risperidone is used to treat the following -

Risperidone Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Risperidone


Risperidone Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Risperidone is used -

  1. Headache Mild
  2. Akathisia
  3. Dystonia Moderate
  4. Drowsiness
  5. Insomnia Mild
  6. Nausea or vomiting
  7. Cough Mild
  8. Abdominal Pain Mild
  9. Tremor
  10. Rhinitis
  11. Diarrhoea
  12. Rash
  13. Nasal congestion
  14. Weight gain
  15. Constipation Moderate

Risperidone Related Warnings

Is the use of Risperidone safe for pregnant women?


Is the use of Risperidone safe during breastfeeding?


What is the effect of Risperidone on the Kidneys?


What is the effect of Risperidone on the Liver?


What is the effect of Risperidone on the Heart?


Severe Interaction of Risperidone with Other Drugs

Risperidone should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Risperidone Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Risperidone unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Depression
  2. Suicidal Tendency
  3. Tardive Dyskinesia
  4. Heart Failure
  5. Kidney Disease
  6. Liver Disease
  7. Parkinson's Disease
  8. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

Frequently asked Questions about Risperidone

Is this Risperidone habit forming or addictive?


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


Is it safe?

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?


Risperidone Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Risperidone


Interaction between Alcohol and Risperidone

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 441-442
  3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1101-1103