Medically Reviewed by Dr. Harshi Dhingra, M.D.

Last Reviewed: Oct 20, 2022

Pros & Cons

Risperidone Pros and Cons

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  • Risperidone is available in various dosage forms, including oral tablets, oral disintegrating tablets (Risperdal M-TABS), oral solution, and long acting injection (Risperdal Contra).
  • There is a low cost version of this medicine available (Risperdal generic).
  • You only need to take risperidone once or twice a day.
  • You can take this medicine with or without food.
  • Risperidone can be given to children and adolescents

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  • Risperidone can cause side effects like drowsiness and dizziness, which can increase your risk of accidents and injuries.
  • Taking this medicine can lead to an increase in cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels.
  • Risperidone can cause an increase in appetite and weight gain.
  • This medicine can cause hormonal changes that can affect fertility and cause male breast enlargement, menstrual irregularities, sexual dysfunction, and painful erections.