This medication available in the form of tablet, a solution, and an orally disintegrating tablet to take by mouth once or twice a day, with or without food. The recommended initial dose is 2 mgday by orally, increase from day 2 if necessary to a maximum of 16 mgday.
How it works
Risperidone helps clear your thinking. It works on helping social interactions, mood, expression of mood, as well as, delusions, paranoia, and look. It helps steady mood.
Common side effects
Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. High blood sugar. This most often goes back to normal when drug is stopped. Weight gain. Change in sex ability. This most often goes back to normal. Drooling when sleeping. Not able to sleep.