The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved this drug for use by older adults with dementia, as it may increase the risk of death.
If you have a history of irregular heartbeat, high or low blood pressure, heart attack, low white blood cell count, difficulty swallowing, low bone mineral density, chest pains, breast cancer, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, seizures, heart disease, liver disease, or kidney disease, you should talk to your doctor before you take this drug. Let your doctor know if you have phenylketonuria, as the orally disintegrating Risperdal tablets contain phenylalanine.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had urinary issues or problems with your prostate. You should also mention any serious reactions you have had to similar medications. Risperdal may interact with other medications or supplements, including antidepressants, high blood pressure medications, sleeping pills, medication for seizures, herbal products, vitamins, and minerals. If you are taking other prescription drugs or supplements you should check with your doctor or pharmacist before you take this medication. If you have ever experienced addiction with street drugs or a prescription medication, let your doctor know before you begin taking this drug.
Long-term use of this drug may lead to the development of serious movement conditions such as neuroleptic malignant syndrome, tardive dyskinesia, and akathisia.