Risperdal is an effective drug for the treatment of certain mental/mood disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritability related to autistic disorder. It is composed of the main active component Risperidone, which is an atypical antipsychotic. This medication is manufactured by a leading pharmaceutical company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It is offered in various dosages like 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg, and 4 mg.
Manufacturer: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Active Ingredient: Risperidone has an antipsychotic property. It selectively antagonizes serotonin (5-HT) effects via the cortical 5-HT2 receptor and competes with dopamine at the limbic dopamine D2 receptor. The antagonism results in reduced psychotic effects, like hallucinations and delusions.
It is used as an active component in this medicine approved to treat delusional psychosis including schizophrenia. It is also used to treat some forms of bipolar disorder, psychotic depression, and Tourette syndrome.
Indications: Given medication is indicated to treat certain mental/mood disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, irritability related to autistic disorder. It can help to think clearly and take part in everyday life. Risperdal is an atypical antipsychotic that restores the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.
Action Mechanism: Risperidone composed medicine belongs to a group of drugs known as atypical antipsychotics. Risperdal works by affecting the amount of certain chemicals called neurotransmitters. These occur naturally in the brain. It is believed that people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism have an imbalance of certain neurotransmitters. It improves this imbalance.
Dosages: It is available as a conventional tablet form in dosages as mentioned below:
- 0.5 mg: It is to be taken orally once or twice a day with or without food as directed by the doctor
- 1 mg: This tablet should be taken once or twice a day as advised by the doctor
- 2 mg: Consume this pill with or without food exactly as directed by the doctor
- 3 mg: It is to be administered once or twice a day as prescribed by the doctor
- 4 mg: Take this tablet once or twice a day as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
Note: This medicine may impair thinking or reactions. Be careful while driving or doing anything that requires alertness.