Generic Risperdal

Is Generic Risperidone as Good as Risperdal?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication.
The current risperidone versions (except 0.25 mg orally disintegrating tablets) currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Risperdal. The 0.25 mg orally disintegrating tablets are not AB rated to Risperdal M-tabs because the brand name M-tabs do not come in this strength.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers or dyes or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
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