Is risperidone a sleeping pill?

Risperidone is not a sleeping pill, and it is not typically used as a primary treatment for insomnia or other sleep disorders. However, some people may experience drowsiness or sedation as a side effect of risperidone, which can make it easier to fall asleep or stay asleep.

While risperidone may help to improve sleep in some cases, it should not be used as a substitute for proper sleep hygiene practices or other treatments for sleep disorders. Anyone experiencing sleep problems should speak with their healthcare provider to determine the underlying cause and to develop an appropriate treatment plan.

There are various forms of drugs available, such as tablets or liquids, and each may have a separate patient information leaflet (PIL) for different doses. It is important to refer to the PIL for the specific form and dose of the drug that you have been prescribed.

You can search for further information and PILs on websites such as: