Risperdal® (risperidone) is a prescription medicine used to treat conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism. This medication comes in several forms -- regular tablets, orally disintegrating tablets (Risperdal M-Tabs®), a liquid (Risperdal Oral Solution 1 mg per mL), and a long-acting injectable form (Risperdal Consta®).
The M-Tabs come in several strengths, including:
There is also a 0.25 mg orally disintegrating tablet for generic (but not brand-name) Risperdal.
(Click Risperdal for a more in-depth look at how the M-Tabs work, Risperdal's potential side effects, general dosing guidelines, and what to tell your healthcare provider before using this medication.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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