What is Risperdal is used for?Chemical Name: RISPERIDONE (ris-PER-i-done). Risperdal is a TABLET.
Risperdal medication is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia. It is also sometimes used to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder.
Risperdal can be taken for the treatment of schizophrenia for children ages 13-17 years, for Bipolar I disorder in children ages 10-17 years, and for irritability associated with an autistic disorder for children ages 5-16 years.
Risperdal can be easily purchased online from Canada Pharmacy. You can have the order directly delivered to your doorstep.
Risperdal contains risperidone as an active ingredient.
Risperdal tablets contain the following inactive ingredients:
- Colloidal silicon dioxide
- Magnesium stearate
- Microcrystalline cellulose
- Propylene glycol
- Sodium lauryl sulfate
- Starch (corn)
The FDA recommends a starting dosage of 2mg a day for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults. For treatment of schizophrenia in adolescents, an initial dosage of 0.5 mg is recommended.
To treat bipolar mania in adults 2 to 3 mg is recommended meanwhile when treating bipolar mania in children and adolescents an initial dosage of 0.5 mg should be given.
Doctors recommend that you not drink alcohol while on the medication. It also is recommended that you wait to drive or operate machinery until you know how the medication affects you. If you are pregnant or are nursing, consult your doctor about the risks of taking the medicine. In case of an overdose, seek immediate medical help. Let your doctor know your medical history and other medicines that you are taking to avoid adverse reactions.
Side effects that may occur while taking this medication include:
- Dryness of mouth
- Sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
- Weight gain
Some other side effects may include:
- Increased saliva
- Trouble urinating
- Stomach pain
- Vision problems
- Muscle or joint paint
- Increased appetite
- Breast enlargement
- Late or missed menstrual periods
- Decreased sexual ability
- Dry or discolored skin
If any of these side effects persist or worsen, seek immediate medical help.
In case of major side effects, report to your doctor immediately. These can include:
- Unusual body movements
- Stiff muscles
- Shuffling walk
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Long-lasting and painful erection
Product Code: 1784
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.