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Risperdal (risperidone)

Risperidone (or RISPERDAL®) is mainly prescribed to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism.

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)

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