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If you have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or irritability due to autism, a healthcare provider may prescribe risperidone (Risperdal®). Risperidone is a type of atypical antipsychotic medication, and works by blocking or lessening the effects of several chemicals in the brain. Before your healthcare provider prescribes risperidone, he or she will consider several factors, including your age and weight, other medical conditions you have, and other medications you may be taking.
(Click Risperidone to learn more about how risperidone works and its effects, as well as tips on when and how to take the medication. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)