Risperdal is the medicine with active ingredient Risperidone. Risperidone is also manufactured by differ manufacturers and sold in differ countries under the trade names Belivon, Dagotil, Dropicine, Edalen, Goval, Radigen, Restelea, Riatul, Ridal, Risnia, Rispen, Risper, Risperdal, Risperdone, Risperidona, Risperin, Rispex, Rispid, Rispolept, Rispolin, Sequinan, Sizorisp, Spiron. All these medicines are original brand name medicines or pharmaceutical analogues.
Risperdal is a type of medicine known as an atypical antipsychotic. Risperdal is used for the treatment of psychotic disorders for example, schizophrenia. The active substance of Risperdal is Risperidone. Risperdal works by blocking the receptors in the brain that dopamine acts on. This prevents the excessive activity of dopamine and helps to control schizophrenia.