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Risperdal

Risperdal

PATIENT INFORMATION

Physicians are advised to discuss the following issues with patients for whom they prescribe RISPERDAL® and their caregivers:

Orthostatic Hypotension

Advise patients and caregivers about the risk of orthostatic hypotension, especially during the period of initial dose titration [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Interference With Cognitive And Motor Performance

Inform patients and caregivers that RISPERDAL® has the potential to impair judgment, thinking, or motor skills. Advise caution about operating hazardous machinery, including automobiles, until patients are reasonably certain that RISPERDAL® therapy does not affect them adversely [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Pregnancy

Advise patients and caregivers to notify their physician if the patient becomes pregnant or intends to become pregnant during therapy [see Use In Specific Populations].

Nursing

Inform patients and caregivers that risperidone and its active metabolite are present in human breast milk; there is a potential for serious adverse reactions from RISPERDAL® in nursing infants. Advise patients that the decision whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the RISPERDAL® should take into account the importance of the drug to the patient [see Use in Specific Populations].

Concomitant Medication

Advise patients and caregivers to inform their physicians if the patient is taking, or plans to take, any prescription or over-the-counter drugs, because there is a potential for interactions [see DRUG INTERACTIONS].

Alcohol

Advise patients to avoid alcohol while taking RISPERDAL® [see DRUG INTERACTIONS].

Phenylketonurics

Inform patients with Phenylketonuria and caregivers that RISPERDAL® M-TAB® Orally Disintegrating Tablets contain phenylalanine. Phenylalanine is a component of aspartame. Each 4 mg RISPERDAL® M-TAB® Orally Disintegrating Tablet contains 0.84 mg phenylalanine; each 3 mg RISPERDAL® M-TAB® Orally Disintegrating Tablet contains 0.63 mg phenylalanine; each 2 mg RISPERDAL® M-TAB® Orally Disintegrating Tablet contains 0.42 mg phenylalanine; each 1 mg RISPERDAL® M-TAB® Orally Disintegrating Tablet contains 0.28 mg phenylalanine; and each 0.5 mg RISPERDAL® M-TAB® Orally Disintegrating Tablet contains 0.14 mg phenylalanine [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Metabolic Changes

Inform patients and caregivers that treatment with RISPERDAL® can be associated with hyperglycemia and diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and weight gain [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Tardive Dyskinesia

Inform patients and caregivers about the risk of tardive dyskinesia [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Last reviewed on RxList: 5/8/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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