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Risperdol is a common misspelling of Risperdal (risperidone).

What is Risperdal (Risperdol)?

Risperdal (Risperdol) is an atypical antipsychotic. Risperdal (Risperdol) is thought to work by muting the impact of dopamine and serotonin, two of the brain's key chemical messengers.

Risperdal (Risperdol) is prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia, a severe mental disorder that can cause delusions (false beliefs) and hallucinations. It is also used for the short-term treatment of mania associated with bipolar disorder and to treat irritability caused by autistic disorder. Risperdal (Risperdol) may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

In a study of people taking Risperdal (Risperdol) the most common side effects in the treatment of schizophrenia were sleepiness, restlessness, tremors and muscle stiffness, stomach upset, constipation, dry mouth, feeling tired, and weight increase.

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