Risperdal 0.5 mg Tablets

Risperdal® (risperidone) is a prescription medication approved for treating schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritability associated with autism. It comes in tablet form and is available in the following strengths:
  • 0.25 mg Risperdal tablets
  • 0.5 mg Risperdal tablets
  • 1 mg Risperdal tablets
  • 2 mg Risperdal tablets
  • 3 mg Risperdal tablets
  • 4 mg Risperdal tablets.
The recommended starting Risperdal dosage for treating bipolar disorder in adults is 2 mg to 3 mg once daily. Your healthcare provider may increase your dose up to a maximum of 6 mg once daily if necessary. Elderly people, or those with liver or kidney disease, should be started at a lower dose (Risperdal 0.5 mg twice daily).
The usual starting Risperdal dose for schizophrenia in adults is 1 mg twice daily or 2 mg once daily. Usually, the dose can be increased slowly in the next few days, up to Risperdal 3 mg twice daily (or 6 mg once daily) by the third day. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dose up to Risperdal 16 mg total per day.
(Click Risperdal Dosage for information on how Risperdal dosing works for children, including dosing guidelines for the treatment of autism, and for tips on using this medication.)
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