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Risperidone

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Read time: 34 mins
Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 01 Apr 2021

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Risperidone Orodispersible Tablets are indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia.

Risperidone Orodispersible Tablets are indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe manic episodes associated with bipolar disorders.

Risperidone Orodispersible Tablets are indicated for the short-term treatment (up to 6 weeks) of persistent aggression in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer's dementia unresponsive to non-pharmacological approaches and when there is a risk of harm to self or others.

Risperidone Orodispersible Tablets are indicated for the short-term symptomatic treatment (up to 6 weeks) of persistent aggression in conduct disorder in children from the age of 5 years and adolescents with subaverage intellectual functioning or mental retardation diagnosed according to DSM-IV criteria, in whom the severity of aggressive or other disruptive behaviors require pharmacologic treatment. Pharmacological treatment should be an integral part of a more comprehensive treatment programme, including psychosocial and educational intervention. It is recommended that risperidone be prescribed by a specialist in child neurology and child and adolescent psychiatry or physicians well familiar with the treatment of conduct disorder of children and adolescents.

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