Perseris (Risperidone) Approved for Once-Monthly Schizophrenia Treatment

Perseris (Risperidone) Approved for Once-Monthly Schizophrenia Treatment

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Perseris (risperidone), an injectable version of risperidone, for extended treatment of adult schizophrenia. After the drug is injected just under the skin in a person’s abdomen, the treatment appears to be effective for 30 days in adults. Risperidone is an atypical antipsychotic often prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a potentially debilitating mental illness in the people it strikes, resulting in hallucinations and delusions that make everyday activities, and life, challenging. Most people with schizophrenia benefit from nearly life-long treatment, with a focus on medications that help keep the worst symptoms of schizophrenia at bay...

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