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How big should a risperidone dosage be?

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Dr. Ruth Seaman
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Age-dependent: Depends on what you are using it for, and how you are tolerating the medicine. 0.5 mg to 6 mg daily is the usual range if taken orally.
Answered on Apr 11, 2014

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