Risperdal Alternatives

Other Medications

Fortunately, there are many medications available to treat bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. These medications can include:

Atypical Antipsychotics

Risperdal is an atypical antipsychotic. Atypical antipsychotics are usually effective at treating schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. It is thought that these newer antipsychotic medications may have fewer serious side effects than older antipsychotics (although studies have shown conflicting results). In addition to Risperdal, these medications can include:
There is also a bipolar disorder medication (Symbyax®) that combines Zyprexa with fluoxetine (Prozac®), an antidepressant.

Typical Antipsychotics

These are older, "first-generation" antipsychotic medications. While it is thought that these medications may be more likely to cause serious side effects, studies have shown conflicting results. These medications can include:
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