Risperdal is used for treating schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. It is used to treat irritability caused by autistic disorder.Risperdal is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by affecting certain substances in the brain.
Use Risperdal as directed by your doctor.
- Take Risperdal by mouth with or without food.
- Take Risperdal on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it. Taking Risperdal at the same time each day will help you remember to take it.
- Continue to take Risperdal even if you feel well. Do not miss any dose.
- If you miss a dose of Risperdal, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Risperdal.
Store Risperdal between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Risperdal out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Active Ingredient: Risperidone.