... will it have an effect on the brain later in life? The child is also taking Strattera, so would the 2 medications together be harmful?
Every medicine has a risk associated with it. You should discuss the risks with your doctor.
You should be convinced that the benefits of taking Risperdal outweigh the risks before you commence treatment.
https://www.drugs.com/pro/risperdal.html - for more detailed information.
Risperdal is only indicated for short term use of bi-polar mania in children aged 10 to 17 years. (http://www.risperdal.com/safety.html)
There appears to be no drug interaction between both medicines.
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