Risperdal is an antipsychotic medication. It is used to treat schizophrenia in individuals who are at least 13 years old. It can be used to treat bipolar disorder symptoms in individuals who are at least 10 years old. Risperdal can also be used to treat symptoms of irritability in autistic children 5-16 years old.
Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and ready any information provided along with your medication.
Before starting this medication, inform your doctor if you have experienced the following:
Are pregnant or plan to be pregnant; antipsychotic medication taken during the last 3 months of pregnancy can harm the baby
Do not use this medication if you are:
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience:
Contact your doctor right away if you encounter the following:
Interactions (inform your doctor if you also take these):
Always inform your doctor of all known medications, condtions, and allergies before starting a drug, including: vitamins, herbs, supplements, over-the-counter meds
Common side effects include:
Seek immediate medical attention if:
Contact your doctor immediately if:
Please note that the information on this page is general and does not describe every possible effect. Discuss with your doctor about the relevance of this page to your personal circumstance.