Risperdal Consta Powder For Solution For Injection 12.5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Risperdal Consta: Powder for solution for injection (12.5mg)

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Risperdal Consta 12.5mg Inj

What is this Medicine?

RISPERIDONE (ris PER i done) is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is also known as manic-depression.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Risperdal Consta: Powder for solution for injection(12.5mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Risperdal Consta Long-Acting 12.5mg Powder for Injection

NDC: 504580309
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Mania, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Storage Information
Refrigerate (between 36 and 46 degrees F)
Protect from light
Store at temperatures not exceeding 77 degrees F for no more than 7 days if refrigeration is not available
Risperdal Consta Long-Acting 12.5mg Powder for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Risperdal Consta Long-Acting 12.5mg Powder for Injection

Restlessness Incidence:
<11.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
<0.8%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
<10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Skin Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hypoesthesia Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
<8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Extra Saliva Production Incidence:
<10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
<16.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nose Bleed Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Diabetes Incidence:
<0.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Shaking Incidence:
<11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Postural Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Convulsions Incidence:
0.3%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Tardive Dyskinesia Incidence:
0.8-5.3%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Loss Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Injection Site Reaction Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Bladder Infection Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tooth Pain Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
1.0-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
1.0-31.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fluid From Breast Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Blurred Vision Incidence:
1.0-7.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
1.0-16.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Fainting Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sinus Infection Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Uncontrolled Urination Incidence:
1.0-7.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Tiredness Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dystonic Reaction Incidence:
2.0-6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Acne Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
2.0-17.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Blood Fats Incidence:
2.5-6.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Triglycerides Incidence:
2.5-2.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
3.0-16.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
3.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
3.0-16.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stuffy Nose Incidence:
4.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Causing To Be Hungry Incidence:
4.0-44.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
No Menstrual Periods Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Gain Incidence:
4.0-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High Cholesterol Incidence:
4.3-6.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
5.0-17.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Drowsiness Incidence:
5.0-63.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Pseudoparkinsonism Incidence:
6.0-28.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nighttime Urination Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
10.0-20.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Prolactin Level Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
12.0-21.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Runny Nose Incidence:
12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
13.0-16.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
24.0-32.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Risperdal Consta Long-Acting 12.5mg Powder for Injection

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Risperdal Consta Long-Acting 12.5mg Powder for Injection(Risperidone)
Alcohol and CNS Depressants(Risperidone)
Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking this medicine. Using this drug along with alcohol can lead to serious side effects. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you, and especially if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Risperdal Consta Long-Acting 12.5mg Powder for Injection(Risperidone)
Marijuana and Antipsychotics(Risperidone)
Marijuana smoke may decrease the effectiveness of Antipsychotics by increasing the elimination of Antipsychotic medications from the body. If you smoke Marijuana, Medical, notify your prescriber if you experience changes in mood (like agitation or hearing or seeing things that are not really there) that may indicate your Antipsychotic medication is not working as well for you. If you suddenly stop smoking Marijuana, Medical, this may increase the actions of Antipsychotics; notify your prescriber if you notice increased drowsiness, dizziness or other unusual side effects.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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