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Active ingredients: risperidone
What it is used for
RISPERDAL is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia and related psychoses. RISPERDAL is indicated for the short term treatment of acute mania associated with bipolar 1 disorder. RISPERDAL is also indicated for the treatment of behavioural disturbances in dementia. RISPERDAL is indicated in the treatment of conduct and other disruptive behaviour disorders in children (over 5 years), adolescents and adults with sub-average intellectual functioning or mental retardation in whom destructive behaviours (e.g. aggression, impulsivity and self-injurious behaviours) are prominent (see Clinical Trials for maintenance data). RISPERDAL is indicated for the treatment of behavioural disorders associated with autism in children and adolescents (see Clinical Trials).
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Store in a Dry Place
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Brownish-red, oblong, biconvex, film coated tablet with "Ris 0.5" on one side.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
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For the active ingredient risperidone
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