Risperdal (Risperidone) Overview, How to Take, Side Effects, Overdose and Warnings

What is Risperdal (Risperidone)? Risperdal (Risperidone) is an antipsychotic medicine. It works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain. Risperdal is used to treat schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic depression). Risperdal is also used in autistic children to treat symptoms of irritability.

How to take Risperdal (Risperidone). Risperdal can be taken with or without food. To take the orally disintegrating tablet (Risperdal M-Tabs):

Keep the tablet in its blister pack until you are ready to take it. Open the package and peel back the foil. Do not push a tablet through the foil or you may damage the tablet.Use dry hands to remove the tablet and place it in your mouth.Do not swallow the tablet whole. Allow it to dissolve in your mouth without chewing. If desired, you may drink liquid to help swallow the dissolved tablet.

Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup.