Risperdal 2 mg Tablets

Risperdal® (risperidone) is an antipsychotic medicine licensed to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritability associated with autism. It comes in tablet form and is available by prescription only. Risperdal tablets are available in the following strengths:
  • 0.25 mg
  • 0.5 mg
  • 1 mg
  • 2 mg
  • 3 mg
  • 4 mg.
People being treated for schizophrenia typically start with a 2 mg Risperdal tablet once daily (or a 1 mg tablet twice daily). Usually, this dose can be increased slowly in the next few days, up to 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.
Bipolar Disorder
The recommended starting Risperdal dose for 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.
For children being treated for behavior problems associated with autism, dosing is determined by the child's weight.
(Click Risperdal Dosage for more information on when and how to take this medication, to find out how Risperdal dosing works for children, and for tips on how to safely use this drug.)
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