Use of Risperidone in Children With Autism, Bipolar Disease, or Schizophrenia

Marcia L. Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP

Pediatr Pharm. 2008;14(1) 

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Risperidone (Risperal®; Janssen) is available in 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, and 4 mg standard oral tablets and orally disintegrating tablets, as well as a 1 mg/mL oral solution. The orally disintegrating tablets may be taken with or without water. The orally disintegrating tablets contain aspartame and should not be given to patients with phenylketonuria. The oral solution is available in 30 mL bottles with a calibrated pipette. The solution may be given with water, coffee, orange juice, or milk. It is not compatible with cola or tea.

Risperidone is also available in an injectable form, in 12.5, 25, 37.5, and 50 mg kits. The kit contains a prefilled syringe and diluent.[3]


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