Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the instructions on the medicine label or as advised by the pharmacist.
Risperidone may be supplied as either tablets or an oral solution.
Risperidone can be taken with or without food.
If you are taking Risperidone oral solution, measure the dose carefully using the syringe provided. The solution can be mixed with ½ cup of water, coffee, orange juice or low fat milk. Do not mix with tea, cola or alcoholic beverages.
This medicine may not have an effect immediately. It may take up to a few weeks before this medicine can exert its full effects. Continue taking it regularly to benefit from it.
Do not stop taking this medicine even after you feel better. Your symptoms may return if this medicine is stopped too early. Check with your doctor on the duration of treatment that is suitable for you.
Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly or change the dose without consulting your doctor.
Avoid taking alcohol while you are on this medicine.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at your usual timing.
Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
If you take more than the dose prescribed to you by your doctor, consult your doctor or health care professional immediately.
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