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Risperdal® (risperidone) is a prescription medication licensed for the treatment of various conditions of the brain. It is used to treat the following conditions:
There are also some unapproved, "off-label" uses for Risperdal, such as treating:
  • Behavior problems in elderly people with dementia
  • Other behavior problems
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Psychotic depression (depression with psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations or delusions).
Risperdal is approved for use in adults and children. It is not a cure for any of these conditions, but it can help to alleviate the symptoms. Risperdal can also help prevent relapses of these conditions.
(Click Risperdal and Risperdal Uses for a more in-depth look at Risperdal's benefits, including information on how it helps to treat conditions such as schizophrenia, autism, and bipolar disorder. These articles also describe some general safety concerns, potential side effects, and information on what to tell your healthcare provider before taking this medication.)
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