Risperidone

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Risperidone is the chemical name for a medication primarily marketed under the trade name Risperdal.

Risperidone is an atypical antipsychotic, first approved in 1993 by the FDA for the treatment of certain mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, or manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder.Wikipedia


Certain SNPs have been reported to be associated with altered response to risperidone, including:

  • rs705381, rs6837793, and rs8179183: associated with altered weight profiles in patients taking risperidone
  • CYP3A5 nonexpressors may have higher plasma concentration than expressors