Long-acting or 'depot' injections are used once your symptoms have been eased by taking tablets. The injection slowly releases risperidone into your body and is given every two weeks. The main advantage of a depot injection is that you do not have to remember to take tablets every day.
Risperdal has fewer anticholinergic side effects, less Parkinsonism and dystonia side effects and a lower risk of developing tardive dyskinesia compared with the more traditional antispychotic treatments.
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