Mfr.:Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson
Risperdal (Risperidone) belongs to the group of medications known as atypical antipsychotics. This medication is used for the treatment of mental and mood disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and irritability associated with autistic disorder. Risperidone works by helping restore the balance of certain natural chemicals dopamine and serotonin in the brain. It helps you think clearly and live a normal life. Risperdal is also used for the short-term treatment of behavioural problems in people with severe dementia. Risperdal is taken with or without food as directed by your doctor once or twice daily.
Canadian Pharmacy King stocks the brand Risperdal from Turkey by Jansen-Cilag and Canada by Janssen-Ortho. The generic Risperidone comes from Canada, India and United Kingdom by different manufacturers. We currently have the generic Risperidone from Canada manufactured by Pharma Science and Sandoz also known as Pms-Risperidone and Sandoz Risperidone. It is available in an array of strengths: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg, and 4 mg tablets.
The common side effects may include:
• Weight gain
Inform your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects such as:
• Difficulty swallowing;
• Interrupted breathing during sleep;
• Mental or mood changes;
• Muscle spasms;
• Shaking (tremor)
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Risperdal if you are allergic to Risperidone or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol and marijuana can make you more dizzy or drowsy. You should not drive, use machinery or do anything that needs you to be alert. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Risperidone makes you sweat less and makes it more likely for you to get a heat stroke. You should avoid any activity that may cause you to overheat. This medication should not be taken during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Risperidone passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing infant. Talk to your doctor before breastfeeding a baby.
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