Risperidone

Overdose

People who take too much risperidone may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Drowsiness
  • A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Shakiness, uncontrollable muscle contractions, or other unusual body movements
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Seizures
  • Loss of life.
     
If you happen to overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
 
(Click Risperdal Overdose for more information.)
 

Storage Methods

The medication should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Risperidone tablets and liquid should be stored in an airtight container. Keep risperidone M-Tabs in their original foil packaging until just before use.
 
Keep risperidone and all other medications out of the reach of children.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your dose as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of risperidone.
 

Strengths

Risperidone tablets are available in the following strengths:
 
  • Risperidone 0.25 mg
  • Risperidone 0.5 mg
  • Risperidone 1 mg
  • Risperidone 2 mg
  • Risperidone 3 mg
  • Risperidone 4 mg.
     
Orally disintegrating risperidone M-Tabs are available in the following strengths:
 
  • Risperidone 0.25 mg
  • Risperidone 0.5 mg
  • Risperidone 1 mg
  • Risperidone 2 mg
  • Risperidone 3 mg
  • Risperidone 4 mg.

 

Risperidone liquid comes in one strength -- risperidone Oral Solution 1 mg per mL.
 
A long-acting injectable form is also available.
 
 
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