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There are several alternatives to risperidone for the treatment of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or irritability due to autism. Other atypical antipsychotic medications include:
Older, "typical" antipsychotics are also approved to treat schizophrenia. Haloperidol (Haldol®) and thioridazine (Mellaril®) are examples of typical antipsychotics.
Mood stabilizer bipolar medications (which are alternatives to risperidone for treating bipolar disorder) can include:
Not all of the medications listed above are approved to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or autism. However, they are commonly used "off-label" for the treatment of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. In fact, risperidone is the only medication approved to treat irritability due to autism.
(Click Risperdal Alternatives for more information, including non-medication alternatives to risperidone.)
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