(Risperdal® , Risperidone)
Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Yes - orodispersible tablets
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Use orodispersible or liquid preparation as first choice.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
500micrograms, 1mg, 2mg, 3mg, 4mg orodispersible tablets
Transdermal patch strength
25mg, 37.5mg, 50mg powder and solvent for prolonged release injection
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Are specials or imports available?
N/A licensed formulation available
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes some check with other manufacturers
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer the liquid via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.