What is the difference between Risperdal and Risperdal Consta?

What is the difference between Risperdal and Risperdal Consta?

Are Risperdal and Risperdal Consta the Same Thing? 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.

How do you reconstitute Risperdal Consta?

RISPERDAL CONSTA must be reconstituted only with the diluent supplied in the dose pack, and must be administered with only the appropriate needle supplied in the dose pack for gluteal (2-inch needle) or deltoid (1-inch needle) administration. All components are required for administration.

How long does Risperdal Consta stay in your system?

The elimination phase is complete approximately 7 to 8 weeks after the last RISPERDAL CONSTA injection. The pharmacokinetics of risperidone are linear in the dose range of 25-50 mg injected every 2 weeks.

What does risperidone do to your brain?

Risperidone is a medication that works in the brain to treat schizophrenia. It is also known as a second generation antipsychotic (SGA) or atypical antipsychotic. Risperidone rebalances dopamine and serotonin to improve thinking, mood, and behavior.

How often is RISPERDAL CONSTA given?

RISPERDAL CONSTA® should be administered every 2 weeks by deep intramuscular (IM) deltoid or gluteal injection.

How do I switch from Risperdal to RISPERDAL CONSTA?

Change from baseline to endpoint (±SD) 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?

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.

Who makes Risperdal Consta?

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 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.

Why is risperidone bad for you?

Risperidone can cause metabolic changes that might increase your risk for having a stroke or heart attack. You and your doctor should watch your blood sugar, symptoms of diabetes (weakness or increased urination, thirst, or hunger), weight, and cholesterol levels.

Does risperidone cause permanent brain damage?

In addition to common side effects, Risperdal causes serious adverse effects which have been extremely dangerous to many different people. Risperidone side effects and Risperdal side effects can be permanent, humiliating, and increase the risk of death.

What are the side effects of Risperdal Consta?

Side Effects

  • Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, constipation, tiredness, drooling, weight gain, or redness/swelling/pain at the injection site may occur.
  • Dizziness and lightheadedness can increase the risk of falling.