Risperidone is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as schizophrenia, manic phase of bipolar disorder, irritability associated with autistic disorder). This medication can help you to think clearly and function in daily life.
This is a psychiatric medication (antipsychotic-type) that works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain (neurotransmitters).
How To Use
Take this medication by mouth exactly as prescribed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily. It may be taken with or without food.
This medication comes in a blister pack. Do not remove the tablet from the packaging until you are ready to take a dose. Tear apart the package at the perforation. Bend the corner of the package where directed and peel back the foil to show the tablet. Do not try to push the tablet through the foil, this can damage the tablet.
Remove the tablet from the foil package with dry hands and place it on your tongue immediately. Do not split or chew the tablet. The tablet will melt on your tongue in a few seconds. After the tablet has melted on the tongue, it can be swallowed with or without water or other liquid.
When you begin taking this medication your dose may be increased gradually as tolerated. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. It may take several weeks to notice the full benefit of this drug. Continue to take it everyday as directed, even if you are feeling better and thinking more clearly.
Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.