H Risperidone Risperdal

(1) Use. This drug belongs to the class of antipsychotics called "atypical". They are used for treatment resistance in older agents and reduce the likelihood of extrapyramidal side effects. They may be used as first line agents.

(2) Adverse effects. Adverse effects seen with this drug are:

(a) Extrapyramidal reactions.

(b) Orthostatic hypotension.

NOTE: Other atypical antipsychotics include Olazapine (Zyprexa®), Clozapine (Clozaril®), and Quetiapine (Seroquel®).

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