Risperidone Solution for injection
What is this medicine?
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for injection into a muscle. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. Read More ›
Risperdal Consta can be used to treat the following conditions:
- attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- bipolar disorder
- psychotic depression
- Tourette's syndrome
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
aching muscles and joints
fast or irregular heartbeat
feeling faint, lightheaded, falls
fever or chills, sore throat
increased thirst or hunger
lower belly pain
problems with balance, walking
stiffness, spasms, trembling
trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
change in sex drive or performance
drowsiness or dizziness
increase or decrease in saliva
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
certain medicines for the hormonal treatment of cancer
certain quinolone antibiotics like gatifloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin
levodopa and other medications for Parkinson's disease
medicines for high blood pressure
medicines for irregular heartbeats
medicines for seizures
medicines for sleep or sedation
prescription pain medications
What if I miss a dose?
Try to keep any appointments for your injections. Usually, this medicine is given every 2 weeks. Contact your health care provider for instructions if you miss an appointment.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
blood disorder or disease
history of brain tumor or head injury
history of breast cancer
irregular heartbeat or low blood pressure
an unusual or allergic reaction to risperidone, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
You may get dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can increase dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.
Who should not take Risperdal Consta?
Check with your doctor if you have any of the following:
abrupt discontinuation, acute myocardial infarction, agranulocytosis, ambient temperature increase, AV block, brain tumor, breast cancer, breast-feeding, bundle-branch block, cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac disease, cerebrovascular disease, children, CNS depression, coma, congenital heart disease, dehydration, dementia, diabetes mellitus, diabetic ketoacidosis, driving or operating machinery, dysphagia, electrolyte imbalance, ethanol intoxication, geriatric, GI obstruction, head trauma, heart failure, hematological disease, hepatic disease, hyperglycemia, hyperprolactinemia, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, hyponatremia, hypothermia, hypovolemia, ileus, infants, infertility, intravenous administration, leukopenia, myocardial infarction, neonates, neutropenia, obesity, orthostatic hypotension, Parkinson's disease, pregnancy, QT prolongation, renal failure, renal impairment, Reye's syndrome, seizure disorder, seizures, stroke, subcutaneous administration, suicidal ideation, sunlight (UV) exposure, syncope, tardive dyskinesia, torsade de pointes
Copyright: © 2000-2010 The StayWell Company, 780 Township Line Road, Yardley, PA 19067. All rights reserved. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.
15 Ways To Get Better Medicine
People who are actively involved in their medical care stay healthier, recover quicker when they're ill, and live longer, healthier lives.
Take the first step toward Better Medicine.
- Be a Savvy Medical Consumer
- Be an Active Patient
- Communicate with Your Health Care Provider
- Control Surgical Costs
- Control Your Medical Costs
- Cut Your Hospital Bills
- Evaluate Your Health Care Providers
- Find Dr. Right
- Get Optimal Medical Care
- Get the Health Care You Need
- Hold Down Specialist Costs
- Make Better Treatment Decisions
- Plan for Long-Term Care
- Prepare for Scheduled or Elective Surgery
- Take Part in Every Medical Decision
What's Causing Your Symptoms?
Comprehensive Coverage | Hundreds of Topics
- Migraines | Memory | Brain and Nerves
- Raynaud's | Trigs | Heart, Blood and Circulation
- Carnival Risks | BBQ Safety | Injuries and Wounds
- Spring Rx | Food Allergies | Asthma | Immune System
- Science | Survivors | News | Risk | Cancer
- Bacterial | Viral | Infections and Contagious Diseases
- Crohn's | Ab Swelling | GERD | Digestive System
- RA | Soft Tissue | Pain | Bones, Joints and Muscles
- Hearing | Allergies | Ear, Nose and Throat
- View More ›
- Menopause, Maybe | Female Reproductive System
- Type 2 Tips | Diabetes and the Endocrine System
- Cataracts | Eye Symptoms | Eyes and Vision
- Organic or Not? | Food, Nutrition and Diet
- Bad Genes | Genetics and Birth Defects
- Bladder Bothers | Kidneys and the Urinary System
- Nocturnal Asthma | Lungs and Breathing
- Sperm Health | Male Reproductive System
- Schizophrenia Meds | Mental Health and Behavior
- Metabolism Myths | Metabolic System
- Whitening 411 | Mouth, Teeth and Oral Health
- Wild Mushrooms | Poisoning and Environmental Health
- Making Love Last | Sexual Health
- Radiance | Rash | Cancer | Skin, Hair and Nails