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Brand name: Risperidone (Generic Health) TM

Active ingredients: risperidone

What it is used for

Risperidone tablets are indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia and related psychoses. Risperidone tablets are indicated for the short-term treatment of acute mania associated with bipolar 1 disorder (see Section 4.2 Dose and Method of Administration Bipolar mania)). Risperidone tablets are also indicated for 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 Section 4.2 Dose and Method of Administration: Behavioural Disturbances in Dementia) Risperidone tablets are indicated in the treatment of conduct and other disruptive disorders in children (over 5 years), adolescents and adults with sub average intellectual functioning or mental retardation in whom destructive behaviours (eg. aggression, impulsivity and self-injurious behaviours) are prominent. (see Section 5.1 Pharmacodynamic Properties Clinical Trials for maintenance data). Risperidone tablets are indicated for the treatment of behavioural disorders associated with autism in children and adolescents (see Section 5.1 Pharmacodynamic Properties Clinical Trials)

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Store in a Dry Place
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

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

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

Visual appearance

White, capsule-shaped, biconvex film-coated tablet, debossed '1' on one side and break line 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.

Over 65?

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.

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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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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