Risperdal Consta (generic: risperidone) is a prescription medication used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Risperdal Consta belongs to a group of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. It is not fully known how it works, but it is believed to work by changing the activity of natural substances in the brain.
This medication comes in a long-acting injectable form allowing it to be given once every two weeks. It is injected into the upper arm or buttock by a healthcare provider.
Common side effects of Risperdal Consta are headache, increased appetite, tremors, and dizziness.