Active ingredients: risperidone
What it is used for
RIXADONE is indicated for,- the treatment of schizophrenia and related psychoses.,- the short term treatment of acute mania associated with bipolar 1 disorder (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: Bipolar mania).,- the treatment (up to 12 weeks) of psychotic symptoms, or persistent agitation or aggression unresponsive to non-pharmacological approaches in patients with moderate to severe dementia of the Alzheimer type. (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: Behavioural Disturbances in Dementia).,- 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).,- the treatment of behavioural disorders associated with autism in children and adolescents (See CLINICAL TRIALS).
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Store in Original Container
- Lifetime is 36 Months.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Orange, round, biconvex, film coated tablet with break line on one side and debossed "2" on the other side.
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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 is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical 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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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