Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Risperdal
  2. Risperdal M-Tab
  3. RisperiDONE M-Tab

Descriptions


Risperidone is used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or irritability associated with autistic disorder. This medicine should not be used to treat behavioral problems in older adults who have dementia.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, risperidone is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Tourette syndrome (inherited nerve, motor, and vocal disorder).

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet, Disintegrating
  • Tablet
  • Solution