Risperdal Consta

Active Ingredient(s): Risperidone
FDA Approved: * October 29, 2003
Pharm Company: * JANSSEN PHARMA
Category: Antipsychotic

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Risperdal Consta Overview

Risperidone, sold under the brand name Risperdal among others, is an atypical antipsychotic[2] used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.[2] It is taken either by mouth or by injection into a muscle.[2] The injectable version is long-acting and lasts for about two weeks.[3] Common side effects include movement problems, sleepiness, dizziness, trouble seeing, constipation, and increased weight.[2][4&...

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Who is foolish enough to voluntary take Risperdal

I was forced 6 monthly injections of this. I am dying wih over 50 side effects from this med. It is torture and poison. I gained 100 lbs in 6 months and I only weighed 140 before. One year later Now I got diabetes and I am getting my foot amputated. I have been bed ridden since the second shot. From Lancaster, WI ## Hello, Shane! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problems you've had. However, Risperdal is a beneficial medication for many people. It is classified by the FDA as a very potent antipsychotic and for some people, it is the only way they can get their conditions under control and lead a normal life. Weight gain is a well known side effect of it, along with somnolence, drowsiness, sedation and dry mouth. It can cause diabetes, but it's very rare, it occurs in le...

is there anyone who takes risperidol consta a professional sports person?!

a friend of mine is taking Risperdal consta 50mg IM every two weeks, he was a promising athlete but now complains that he can no longer function at a high level of physical health?! because of taking the drug? how detrimental to physical fitness is risperidone & can u achieve high levels of fitness if you train hard???? thanks, all info would be useful!!! Athletes help??? ## Hello, Billy! How are you and your friend? I'm not an athlete, but I can tell you that Risperdal can cause some very problematic side effects, as listed by the FDA, such as severe somnolence and weight gain, so it can really slow the body down and make it harder to maintain stamina and good physical function. Other side effects may possibly include drowsiness, sedation and dry mouth. Is there anything else I...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • For Suspension, Extended Release: 120mg, 90mg
  • Injection: 12.5mg/vial, 120mg, 25mg, 25mg/vial, 37.5mg, 37.5mg/vial, 50mg, 50mg/vial, 90mg
  • Solution: 1mg/ml
  • Tablet: 0.05mg, 0.25mg, 0.5mg, 1mg, 2mg, 3mg, 4mg, 5mg
  • Tablet, Orally Disintegrated: 1mg, 2mg
  • Tablet, Orally Disintegrating: 0.25mg, 0.5mg, 1mg, 2mg, 3mg, 4mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Risperdal Consta: (4 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 50458-306 Risperdal Consta Kit by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-307 Risperdal Consta Kit by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-308 Risperdal Consta Kit by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-309 Risperdal Consta Kit by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Risperidone or a similar ingredient: (4 results)

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