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Active ingredients: risperidone
What it is used for
Treatment of schizophrenia and related psychoses.,Short term treatment of acute mania associated with bipolar 1 disorder (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: Bipolar mania).,Treatment of psychotic symptoms, or persistent agitation or aggression unresponsive to non-pharmacological approaches in patients with moderate to severe demetia of the Alzheimer type). *(See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: Behavioural Disturbances in Dementia),Risperidone is 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 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: Behavioural Disturbances in Dementia),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).,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 25 degrees Celsius
- See Product information for shelf life
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on September 1, 2022. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
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
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Reporting side effects
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