Risperdal Consta (Risperidone) for Depression | MyDepressionTeam

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Risperdal Consta is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder. Risperdal Consta is also known by its drug name, Risperidone.

Risperdal Consta is an antipsychotic, a drug that is used to manage psychiatric problems such as delusions and disordered thoughts. Risperdal Consta is believed to work by blocking dopamine in certain pathways of the brain.

How do I take it?
Risperdal Consta is administered by intramuscular injection every two weeks.

Risperdal Consta comes in the form of a vial kit.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Risperdal Consta lists common side effects including tremor, weight gain, and parkinsonism.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Risperdal Consta can include blood disorders, raised blood sugar, seizures, priapism, neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder), difficult swallowing, increased risk for suicide attempt, and motor and cognitive impairment.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Risperdal Consta – Janssen

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