What is risperidone?
Risperidone is an antipsychotic medicine. It works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain. Risperidone is used to treat schizophrenia in adults and children who are at least 13 years old.
How long does it take for risperidone to work?
Risperidone is completely absorbed after oral administration, reaching peak plasma concentrations within 1 to 2 hours. The absolute oral bioavailability of risperidone is 70 % (CV=25 %). The relative oral bioavailability of risperidone from a tablet is 94 % (CV=10 %) compared with a solution.
Is it safe to take this medicine (risperidone tablets) during pregnancy?
Taking this medicine (risperidone tablets) in the third trimester of pregnancy may lead to uncontrolled muscle movements and withdrawal in the newborn. How is this medicine (Risperidone Tablets) best taken? Use this medicine (risperidone tablets) as ordered by your doctor.
What is the oral bioavailability of risperidone?
The absolute oral bioavailability of risperidone is 70 % (CV=25 %). The relative oral bioavailability of risperidone from a tablet is 94 % (CV=10 %) compared with a solution. The absorption is not affected by food and thus risperidone can be given with or without meals. Steady-state of risperidone is reached within 1 day in most patients.
What is the brand name for Risperdal?
Risperidone (Belivon, Rispen, Risperdal; in the United States) is an atypical antipsychotic medication. It was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1993.
What is risperidone A1114 used to treat?
Risperidone belongs to the class of medications known as second generation atypical antipsychotics [A1114, A1115, L1213]. It is widely used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mood disorders, including bipolar disorder and depression with pyschosis [A1115, A1116, L1212, L1213].
Is risperidone safe for a 16 year old?
Risperidone is also used to treat symptoms of irritability in autistic children who are 5 to 16 years old. Risperidone is not approved for use in older adults with dementia-related psychosis. Do not give risperidone to a child without a doctor’s advice.