risperidone

Adult
Uses
  • bipolar disorders
  • irritability associated with autistic disorder
  • schizophrenia - adults
  • adolescents
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • epilepsy, thyrotoxicosis, Parkinson's disease, cardiovascular disease, pregnancy
Drug interactions
  • fluoxetine, paroxetine, quinidine, carbamazepine, phenytoin, rifampin, phenobarbital
Cautions
  • caution with renal or hepatic impairment
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • increased appetite
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • parkinsonism
  • upper abdominal pain
  • anxiety
  • dizziness
  • tremor
  • sedation
  • akathisia
  • dystonia
  • blurred vision
  • stomach discomfort
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
3mg; 3mg every 12 hours
Monitoring
  • clinical worsening
  • suicidal risk
  • signs of hypotension
Source of Suggestion