How do you inject Risperdal Consta?

RISPERDAL CONSTA should be administered every two weeks by deep intramuscular deltoid or gluteal injection using the appropriate safety needle. For deltoid administration, use the 1-inch needle alternating injections between the two arms.

Is Risperdal Consta the same as risperidone?

Risperdal (risperidone) and Risperdal Consta (risperidone) are antipsychotic drugs prescribed to treat schizophrenia, bipolar mania, and autism. Risperdal Consta is an injectable, long-acting form of risperidone.

Is Risperdal Consta refrigerated?

Storage – temperature If refrigeration is unavailable, Risperdal Consta can be stored at temperatures not exceeding 25°C for no more than 7 days prior to administration.

What is the injectable form of Risperdal?

Risperidone extended-release injection comes as a solution to be injected into a muscle by a healthcare provider. Risperidone extended-release injection is usually given once every 2 weeks.


Has a generic version of Risperdal Consta been approved? No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Risperdal Consta available in the United States.

How often is RISPERDAL CONSTA given?

prior to initiating treatment with RISPERDAL ® CONSTA ® . 3 Page 4 RISPERDAL ® CONSTA ® should be administered every 2 weeks by deep intramuscular (IM) deltoid or gluteal injection.

What is RISPERDAL CONSTA used for?

Risperidone is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder). This medication can help you to think clearly and take part in everyday life. Risperidone belongs to a class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics.

How do I switch from Risperdal to RISPERDAL CONSTA?

The standard of dose-equivalence used in switching may require some adjustment. Patients originally receiving daily doses of oral risperidone 3 mg or less receive 25 mg of RISPERDAL CONSTA every 2 weeks, while those on >3 mg but <5 mg receive 37.5 mg.

Is Risperdal Consta generic?

How do you wean off Risperdal Consta?

If you are considering stopping taking antipsychotics, it is worth thinking about the following:

  1. It is safest to come off slowly and gradually. You should do this by reducing your daily dose over a period of weeks or months.
  2. Avoid stopping suddenly, if possible.
  3. Get support from people you trust.

Is Risperdal Consta injection?

How to use Risperdal Consta Syringe. This medication is given by injection into a muscle (upper arm or buttocks) by a health care professional. It is given as directed by your doctor, usually once every two weeks.


RISPERDAL CONSTA® is marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. RISPERDAL CONSTA® (risperidone) long-acting injection is indicated as monotherapy or as adjunctive therapy to lithium or valproate for the maintenance treatment of Bipolar I Disorder and for the treatment of schizophrenia.

What are the side effects of Risperdal Consta?

Common side effects of Risperdal Consta include: dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, dry mouth, indigestion, constipation, runny nose,

What is the purpose of Risperdal Consta?

Risperdal Consta. Risperdal Consta (risperidone) is an antipsychotic-type psychiatric medication used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder).

Does Risperdal mean risperidone?

Risperdal is a brand (trade) name for the drug risperidone. Risperidone is used to treat psychotic symptoms. Experts are not sure exactly how risperidone works but suggest that its main effects are the result of it blocking both dopamine and serotonin receptors. Other effects may be due to blocking other neurotransmitter receptors.

Is Risperidone a psychotropic medication?

Risperidone is an atypical antipsychotic. That means it is a psychotropic drug that changes how your brain works, physically and experientially. Risperidone alters your neurotransmitter functioning, which regulates things like sleep, appetite, sexuality, cognition, memory, emotion, and drive.