what is risperidone used to treat
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Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antipsychotics risperdal Adult

risperidone - What is it for

​Risperidone belongs to a class of medicine known as the second generation antipsychotics.

It is used to treat conditions such as

  • Psychosis (including but not limited to symptoms of hallucinations, altered thought and altered emotions)
  • Bipolar disorder (alternating mood)

It may be given to you for other reasons. Do check with your doctor what you are taking this for.

risperidone - Additional Information

​What are the things I need to know or look out for while taking this medicine?

  • Avoid driving or any other activities that requires concentration until you see how this drug affects you.
  • Be careful in hot weather or while being active. Drink lots of fluids to stop fluid loss.
  • Inform your other healthcare professionals that you are on this medicine as well.
  • Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist before you take any other medicines or natural products.
  • Do not share your medicines with others
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about your medicine


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