Risperdal M-Tab (Oral)

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Risperdal M-Tab (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Risperdal M-Tab (Oral)

Risperdal M-Tab (Oral) Medication Classification


Risperdal M-Tab (Oral) Brandname

Risperdal, Risperdal M-Tab

Risperdal M-Tab (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Risperidone (ris-PER-i-done) Treats symptoms of psychosis and schizophrenia.

When To Not Use Risperdal M-Tab (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to risperidone.

How Should You Use Risperdal M-Tab (Oral)

Tablet, Liquid, Dissolving Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
  • May be taken with or without food.
  • Measure your oral liquid dose carefully using the special tube (pipette) that comes with your medicine. You should receive an information sheet that tells you how to use the measuring tube.
  • You may mix your oral liquid dose with water, low-fat milk, coffee, or orange juice. Do not mix with cola or tea.
  • If you are using the disintegrating tablet, make sure your hands are dry before you handle the tablet. Do not open the blister pack that contains the tablet until you are ready to take it. Remove the tablet from the blister pack by peeling back the foil, then taking the tablet out. Do not push the tablet through the foil. Place the tablet in your mouth. It should melt quickly. After the tablet has melted, swallow or take a drink of water.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Risperdal M-Tab (Oral) Storage

Store Risperdal M-Tab (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Risperdal M-Tab (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Risperdal M-Tab (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking carbamazepine (Tegretol®), levodopa, clozapine, medicine to lower blood pressure, or other medicines that might make you drowsy such as narcotic pain killers, muscle relaxants, or medicine for depression.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.

Risperdal M-Tab (Oral) Warnings

  • Check with your doctor before taking risperidone if you have heart, kidney or liver disease; or a seizure disorder.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • This medicine can cause drowsiness or dizziness. If it does, avoid driving or operating machinery.
  • Side effects that may occur in some patients are muscle spasms, twitching in the face and body, and uncontrolled tongue or jaw movement. If you have questions about this or any other risk, talk to your doctor.
  • Dizziness from this medicine may be decreased by getting up slowly from a lying or sitting position.
  • Risperidone may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen if you need to be outdoors.

Risperdal M-Tab (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • High fever, muscle stiffness
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Severe muscle weakness, trouble standing
  • Feeling as if you need to be moving constantly
  • Muscle spasms, twitching, or uncontrolled tongue or jaw movement
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness or dizziness
  • Anxiety, trouble sleeping, increased dreaming
  • Vision changes such as trouble focusing
  • Dry mouth, stuffy nose, upset stomach
  • Constipation, changes in urination
  • Less interest in sex or trouble having sex (impotence)
  • Weight gain

Risperdal M-Tab (Oral) Ratings

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Risperdal M-Tab (Oral)

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ***


Rakesh, Rakesh - 01/14/2014

Are you in NC? Who are the ABA providers in that state? I'll take a look. Good adcovates are difficult to find. A good advocate thoroughly understands, the law, autism, ABA, NET, pivotal response and VB type techniques, PECS, gross and fine motor skills/OT, PT, augmentive communication and so on. If his IEP seems inapproriate call for an IEP immediately and tell them you want the goals and objectives changed. First it is best to figure out his present levels of performance under every domain....expressive language, receptive language, speech, articulation, social skills, play skills (both open ended and closed ended) ADL's (adaptive living skills), OT, PT, theory of mind/executive functioning, behavior domains. Also, for them to say he does not have behaviors in school is either A. a complete lie (which I don't doubt from the district) or B. he's not being taught or challenged at all if he comes home and has such severe behaviors. For example, one of the first programs I would run with him is the "come here" program (from one feet, three feet, across the rooom, between rooms, outside, and then in the community keeping very specific data and not moving on until each one is mastered.) I am wondering in school when they call him do they expect him to come immediately and sit and attend or do they let him wander and not follow through? There are many, many good books and resources. Which ones have you read yet?

Risperdal M-Tab (Oral)

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *


Nick, Gainesville, FL - 10/29/2008

I have come to the realization that I will never take Risperdal Oral again. My physician prescribed Risperdal Oral to me because I was having problems with sleep. I was only on the medication for two weeks before I started having terrible night terrors. The side effects were so bad I that I needed to be hospitalized. Nine months later the Risperdal is completely out of my system and I am finally beginning to feel normal again.

Risperdal M-Tab (Oral)

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *


anicia, Seattle,WA - 07/07/2010

I do not recommend Risperdal to any of the parents out there. The doctor prescribed this to my child to help stimulate his hunger so he would eat. My son, who has ADD, was mentally foggy after taking this drug. It is like his processing slowed down. He also became paranoid and anxious.