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Injectable Risperdal Aids Compliance

risperidone (Risperdal/Janssen) Study shows IM injectable is effective for 2 weeks.

Many patients with schizophrenia do not take their medication as prescribed. Researchers have been studying ways to improve compliance by providing long-acting relief. Data suggest that a long-acting, injectable formulation of risperidone (Risperdal/Janssen) provides consistently reliable symptom relief when administered as an intramuscular injection given every two weeks. The medication is gradually released to provide consistent blood levels from tiny microspheres made of a biodegradable polymer.

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