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Risperdal 2mg Tablet

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Risperdal 2 MG Description

Risperdal Tablet is used for the treatment of psychotic disorders like Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder. Managing irritability in autistic children, manic episodes, etc., are other uses of Risperda

l Tablets. All these psychiatric conditions affect the person's ability to think, feel and behave correctly. This medicine may be prescribed alone or with Lithium or Valproate to treat bipolar disorder in adults. But it is prescribed alone in children and adolescents. The Risperdal Tablet has Resperidone as a single active ingredient. It belongs to a class of atypical antipsychotic medicines. The Risperdal tablet acts by stabilising the levels of certain chemical messengers, which help manage the mood and lower the overactivity in the brain. Follow your doctor's direction for use of Risperdal tablets. This medicine can cause death in elderly patients with memory loss associated with psychotic disorders. It can also cause suicidal thoughts in young adults. Try not to stop using Risperdal medicine suddenly as it can cause withdrawal symptoms like irritation, vomiting, sweating, etc. It is not a habit-forming medicine and does not cause dependency.


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Offer Price₹40.71
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ContainsRisperidone(2.0 Mg)
Usesschizophrenia, acute mania in bipolar disorder, irritability in autistic children.
Side effectsAppetite increased, Fatigue, Upper respiratory tract infection, Vomiting, Increased saliva, Constipation, Anxiety, Urinary incontinence.
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Uses of Risperdal 2 MG

  • As per USFDA, Risperdal Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic medicine indicated for:
  • Treatment of Schizophrenia in adults and adolescents (manages both positive and negative symptoms like hallucination, delusions, lack of pleasure, memory problems, cognitive problems, etc.)
  • Short-term treatment of acute manic or mixed episodes associated with Bipolar Disorder in adults, children and adolescents aged 10-17 years
  • The treatment of irritability associated with autistic disorder in children and adolescents aged 5-16 years

Contraindications of Risperdal 2 MG

  • If you are allergic to the risperidone component of Risperdal Tablet.
  • If you are an elderly patient with dementia-related psychosis. There is an increased risk of death.
  • If you are under treatment with other antipsychotic medication.
  • If you have neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a neuromuscular disorder).
  • If you have tardive dyskinesia (sudden jerky movements).
  • If you have diabetes and uncontrolled glucose levels.
  • If you have a tumour on your adrenal gland (a condition called pheochromocytoma), or if you have been diagnosed with 'a prolactin-dependent tumour'. This medicine can increase prolactin levels.
  • If you have a history of seizure disorder.
  • If you have a low white blood cell count (leukopenia or neutropenia).
  • If you are using treatment of Parkinson's disease or dementia with Lewy bodies.
  • If you have an adrenal gland tumour, this medicine can cause life-threatening high blood pressure.
  • If you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy.

Side effects of Risperdal 2 MG

  • Appetite increased
  • Fatigue
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Vomiting
  • Increased saliva
  • Constipation
  • Anxiety

Precautions and Warnings of Risperdal 2 MG



Can I take the Risperdal Tablet during pregnancy?
No, Risperdal Tablets can be unsafe during pregnancy. There are only limited studies available that establish its safety in humans. However, studies on animal subjects have shown harmful effects on unborn babies. Do not take a Risperdal Tablet without medical consultation.

Breast Feeding

Can I take a Risperdal Tablet while breastfeeding?
No, Risperdal Tablets are probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Some human data suggest that this medicine may pass into the breastmilk. Please consult your doctor before using Risperdal medication during breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have taken the Risperdal Tablet?
No, do not drive after taking the Risperdal Tablet. It can cause side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, blurred vision, and diminished reflexes that can affect your ability to drive and operate heavy machinery.


Can I consume alcohol with the Risperdal Tablet?
No, you cannot consume alcohol with a Risperdal Tablet. It can alter the effectiveness of this medicine. It can also cause increased side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, etc.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have suicidal or self-harming thoughts, talk to your doctor.
  • You are using any herbal or ayurvedic medicines or supplements, some of them can interfere with this medicine.
  • You are an elderly patient over the age of 65. The effects of this medicine are exaggerated side effects in older patients, so use it with caution.
  • You have diabetes. You must monitor your blood glucose levels, as this medicine can cause fluctuations in blood glucose levels.
  • You have low blood pressure. This medicine causes orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure with change in position).
  • You have priapism (prolonged erection of the penis).

Mode of Action of Risperdal 2 MG

How Does It Work?

Risperdal Tablet contains risperidone as its active component. Risperidone belongs to the class of medications called atypical antipsychotics. It acts by increasing dopamine and serotonin activity by ...
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Directions for Use of Risperdal 2 MG

  • Take the Risperdal Tablet exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Do not exceed the prescribed dosage of Risperdal Tablet, even if you cannot feel its effects.
  • Take this Risperdal Tablet as a whole with a glass of water. Do not break or chew it.
  • Do not try to take it with other medications without informing your doctor.
  • Do not use this medication if the package has been already opened.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking Risperdal Tablets, as it can have adverse effects.

Interactions of Risperdal 2 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Risperdal Tablets with levodopa(used for Parkinson’s disease) may have opposite effects.
  • Use caution when taking medicines that lower high blood pressure while using Risperdal Tablets, as it can further lower the blood pressure.
  • If you are taking any medicine that lowers potassium in the body, like laxatives, diuretics, etc., Risperdal Tablet can lower potassium further and cause side effects.
  • Medicines, like fluoxetine and paroxetine, have been shown to increase the levels of Risperdal medicine.
  • If you take tablets that lower heart rate, Risperdal can reduce heart rate more.
  • If you are on other antipsychotic, anti-seizure medications, or antidepressants, using them along with Risperdal Tablets can have severe effects.
  • Use other sedatives cautiously, antimalarial medicines, heart medicines, anti-allergy medicines, etc. On interaction, all of them can cause increased drowsiness.

Interactions with food items

  • There is no information available on the interaction of food with Risperdal tablet. You can take this tablet before or after consuming a meal.

Storage and disposal of Risperdal 2 MG

Store Risperdal tablets in dry conditions and at room temperature. Keep these medicines away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Keep Risperdal Tablets away from children and pet...
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Dosage of Risperdal 2 MG


Risperdal Tablet overdose can cause dizziness, agitation, tremors, convulsion, nausea, vomiting, increased heart rate, low blood pressure, sleep disturbances, diminished reflexes, confusion and loss o...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of Risperdal Tablet, take it as soon as you recall. If you remember when it is already time to take the next dose of Risperdal tablet, take the scheduled dose and skip the mi...
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Dr. Varsha Parihar

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can Risperdal tablets cause weight gain if I use them regularly?

A: Risperdal Tablets are associated with weight gain. It may vary from person to person. But most commonly, patients on this medication start to notice weight gain in a few weeks. If you see any changes in your weight, try exercising and eating healthy food.

Q: Can I take Risperdal Tablets if I have diabetes?

A: Risperdal Tablets can fluctuate the levels of blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes or uncontrolled levels of blood sugar, use this medicine with caution and inform your doctor. If you are prescribed this medicine, regularly monitor your blood sugar levels.

Q: Do Risperdal Tablets cause dependency or addiction issues if I take them for a long time?

A: Risperdal Tablets are not addictive and do not cause any dependency issues. But stopping it suddenly can cause withdrawal problems such as difficulty sleeping, feeling or being sick, sweating, irritation, and uncontrollable muscle movements. Inform your doctor if you want to stop this medicine or experience these symptoms. You might feel sleepy in the first few days after starting the course of Risperdal Tablet.
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