Risperdal Drug

Important Information about Risperdal

  • Its generic name is risperidone.
  • It is an atypical antipsychotic, used in the treatment of schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder and autistic children, in the treatment of irritability.
  • It must be stored at room temperature and away from the moisture.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this drug and do not use this drug to children without doctor’s advice.
  • Tell your doctor in advance if you have any liver diseases or previous heart attacks etc.

Risperdal Side Effects are:

  • fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats
  • restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck
  • Tremor.
  • trouble swallowing
  • Feeling light-headed, fainting.

Less serious Risperdal side effects may include:

  • Mild restlessness, drowsiness, or tremor.
  • Sleepiness, dreaming more than usual.
  • Blurred vision.
  • dizziness or headache
  • Weight gain.
  • Problems with urination.
  • Nausea, dry mouth, constipation.
  • Decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm.