Risperidone is an antipsychotic medication used to treat conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Risperidone works by altering chemicals in the brain.
Risperidone is a prescription drug that is used to treat schizophrenia, a mental illness that causes suicidal thoughts and other inappropriate emotions.
Risperidone is also used to treat episodes of mania including irritated moods and abnormal excitement in adults and children aged 10 years and above who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Additionally, Risperidone is indicated for the treatment of behavior problems such as self-injury and mood swings in children age 5 to 16 who have autism.
Risperidone is classified under a class of medications called antipsychotics and works by help restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain called neurotransmitters.