Risperidone (or RISPERDAL®) is mainly prescribed to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism.
Class: Atypical (AAP)
FDA Approval: 1993
Dosage Forms: .25 mg, .50 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg, 4 mg
Biological Half-life: 20 hours (oral), 3-6 days (IM)
Side Effects: Movement problems, dizziness, low vision, constipation, weight gain
Routes of Administration: Oral, IM
Pregnancy Category: C (US)