Risperidone is a type of medication called an atypical antipsychotic. It is sold under a variety of brand names including Belivon, Rispen and Risperdal.
Risperidone comes in a variety of forms including as a tablet, a solution (liquid), an orally disintegrating tablet (tablet that dissolves quickly in the mouth) or a depot (long lasting, intramuscular) injection.
Individuals are usually started on a low dose of risperidone which is gradually increased or decreased depending on how well the medication works and what side effects are experienced.
For the latest information on specific formulations please see the British National Formulary (BNF) information: BNF: Risperidone and BNF for Children: Risperidone