Is it possible to be allergic to Risperdal?

Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Pharmacy Specialist

It is possible to be allergic to Risperdal (risperidone), used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism. Let your doctor know if you are allergic to risperidone or any of Risperdal's other ingredients, or any other drugs, foods, dyes or preservatives.

Before you start Risperdal, give your doctor a list of all your other medications (prescription and over-the-counter), as well as any supplements you take. Some ingredients in allergy drugs may increase possible side effects from Risperdal. Once you're on Risperdal, ask your doctor before you take any allergy medications.

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