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Generic Name: risperidone

Brand Names: Risperdal, Risperdal M-Tab, Risperdal Consta

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    Increased Mortality in Geriatric Patients
  • Substantially higher mortality rate (4.5%) in geriatric patients with dementia-related psychosis† receiving atypical antipsychotic agents (e.g., risperidone, aripiprazole, olanzapine, quetiapine) compared with those receiving placebo (2.6%).
  • Most fatalities resulted from cardiac-related events (e.g., heart failure, sudden death) or infections (mostly pneumonia).
  • Atypical antipsychotics are not approved for the treatment of dementia-related psychosis. (See Increased Mortality in Geriatric Patients with Dementia-related Psychosis under Cautions.)

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