The drug risperidone is used to treat severe psychosis with misunderstanding, delusions and hallucinations, such as those in chronic schizophrenia or a morbid exaggeration (mania) occur. Another area of use is psychosis in patients with dementia diseases.
What is the purpose of this ingredient?
- Block dopamine and serotonin receptors in the central nervous system
- treat schizophrenia
- treat psychosis
- Relieve depression
- mitigate severe aggression
This is how Risperidone works
Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of risperidone.
Please also read the information on the drug group neuroleptics,
to which the active ingredient risperidone belongs.
Areas of application of the active substance risperidone
The drug risperidone is used to treat severe psychosis with misunderstanding, delusions and hallucinations, as they occur for example in chronic schizophrenia or a morbid exaggeration (mania). Another area of use is psychosis in patients with dementia diseases.
Risperidone can relieve aggressive behavior against yourself and others in mental illness. For neglected people with reduced or marginal intelligence and severe behavioral problems, risperidone may support social psychiatric therapy.
For the following application areas of Risperidon , in-depth information is available:
Action of Risperidone
Neuroleptics such as risperidone exert their effect by blocking receptors for the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain. As a result, psychotic disorders such as hallucinations and delusions can be alleviated.
In addition to dopamine receptors, risperidone also occupies binding sites for the neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine and epinephrine. This improves the ability to self-control. Aggressive behavior is reduced, the ability to concentrate is improved and severe depression can be alleviated.