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Brand name: Risperidone (Generic Health) TM

Active ingredients: risperidone

What it is used for

Risperidone tablet is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia and related psychoses. Risperidone tablet is indicated for the short term treatment of acute mania associated with bipolar 1 disorder. Risperidone tablet is indicated for the treatment of behavioural disturbances in dementia. Risperidone tablet is 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 (e.g. aggression, impulsivity and self-injurious behaviours) are prominent. Risperidone tablet is indicated for the treatment of behavioural disorders associated with autism in children and adolescents.

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 a Dry Place
  • Protect from Light
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

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.

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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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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