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Brand name: Risperdal Consta TM

Active ingredients: risperidone

What it is used for

RISPERDAL CONSTA is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia and related psychoses. RISPERDAL CONSTA is indicated for Monotherapy for maintenance treatment to prevent the recurrence of manic or mixed episodes of bipolar I disorder in patients with a manic or mixed episode, following stabilisation with oral risperidone. Adjunctive maintenance treatment with lithium or sodium valproate in treatment refractory patients with bipolar I disorder who have at least 4 relapses in a 12 month period.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Injection, modified release

Clear colourless liquid.

How to take this medicine: Intramuscular

Part 2: Injection, modified release

White to off-white free flowing powder.

How to take this medicine: Intramuscular

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Storage instructions

  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • See Product information for shelf life
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient risperidone

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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