Belonging to a class of drugs called "atypical antipsychotics," risperidone (Risperdal®) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat the following conditions:
Although it is most often taken as a tablet, risperidone is also available in the form of a liquid, a long-acting injection, and orally disintegrating tablets that dissolve rapidly in the mouth. Most people tolerate this drug well; however, as with any medication, side effects are possible. Some of the most commonly reported reactions include drowsiness, increased salivation, and upper respiratory tract infections.
(For information on how to take risperidone tablets, as well as how this product performed in clinical studies, click Risperidone.)