RISPERIDONE (Injection) (Injectable)

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RISPERIDONE (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

RISPERIDONE (Injection) (Injectable)

RISPERIDONE (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification


RISPERIDONE (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

RISPERIDONE (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Risperidone (ris-PER-i-done) Treats schizophrenia, a mental illness that can cause hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there) or delusions (false beliefs).

When To Not Use RISPERIDONE (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to risperidone. In most cases, you should not receive this medicine if you have never taken oral risperidone (tablets or liquid).

How Should You Use RISPERIDONE (Injection) (Injectable)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot into one of your muscles.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.This medicine is usually given every 2 weeks.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.
  • Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Proper RISPERIDONE (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store RISPERIDONE (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep RISPERIDONE (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using RISPERIDONE (Injection) (Injectable)

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 also using fluoxetine (Prozac®), clozapine (Clozaril®), phenobarbital, or rifampin (Rifadin®, Rifater®). Tell your doctor if you are also using medicine for seizures (such as carbamazepine, phenytoin, Dilantin®, Tegretol®), or medicine to treat Parkinson's disease (levodopa, carbidopa).
  • Tell your doctor if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy. These include sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, and sedatives.
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.

RISPERIDONE (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Tell your doctor if you plan to become pregnant while you are using this medicine, or during the 12 weeks after you stop using it.
  • Tell your doctor if you have liver disease, kidney disease, or seizures (epilepsy). Also make sure your doctor knows if you have heart disease or have had a stroke.
  • This medicine may raise or lower your blood sugar. Make sure your doctor knows if you have diabetes.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.

RISPERIDONE (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

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

  • Decrease in how much or how often you urinate.
  • Fever, sweating, confusion, uneven heartbeat, muscle stiffness.
  • Jerky muscle movement you cannot control (often in your face, tongue, or jaw).
  • Lightheadedness or fainting.
  • Numbness or weakness in your arm or leg, or on one side of your body.
  • Sudden or severe headache, problems with vision, speech, or walking.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Anxiety, depression, agitation.
  • Constipation, diarrhea, indigestion.
  • Pain, muscle aches, weakness, or tiredness.
  • Pain where the shot is given.
  • Problems with urination.
  • Runny or stuffy nose.
  • Weight gain or loss.

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Abel, Abel - 01/14/2014

Hi Tami I absolutely agree 100% with you about the need for more srppout in schools and less drug prescribing by doctors. I am an EA and see first hand how many children are left behind because of the use of med's instead of giving them the intensive srppout that require in order to learn. Due to my own difficulties in school and the help that I received from some of my teachers, I learned very quickly that all children learn differently and at different paces and I now take that in to account when I am working with children.