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Risperidone for insomnia

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It can be. : Risperidone causes some sedation due to mild antihistaminic properties. It is used as a mood stabilizer and an antipyschotic. Because of blockade of D... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It can be effective.: However, i usually try medications other then atypical antipsychotics first (because of potential side effects). Also, use good sleep hygiene. Retire ... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
Addiction Medicine 33 years experience
Talk to your doctor : In general, I recommend patients to not combine their psychiatric medications with herbals. Based upon my review of Passion flower, increased drowsine... Read More
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Passion flower: I am not aware of any contraindications with other medications. Avoid high doses due to sedation effect. Let your doctor know.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 35 years experience
POSSIBILY: Only if there is another regularly prescribed medication then Risperdal may be able to be an additionally medication as needed.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Not usually: I suppose a doctor could prescribe Risperidone prn, but this wouldn't be utilizing it effectively. It needs consistent use for best results.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Risperidone: Risperidone is a second-generation antipsychotic medication used to treat conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychotic depression, et... Read More
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Dr. Andrius Baskys
Dr. Andrius Baskysanswered
Geriatric Psychiatry 46 years experience
Risperidone : Risperidone is not addictive. However, it's use has been associated with several significant side effects, among which weight gain and involuntary mus... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cary Rose
Specializes in Cardiology
Several days : To go through 5 half-lives.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Gradually reduce dos: You r trying to avoid an exacerbation of psychotic symptoms so reduce dose and wait a month to six weeks before dropping the dose further if sx appear... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Yes: It may result in decreased sexual ability , reduced sperm and enlarged breast.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
Risperidone...: ...is a "second-generation" or "atypical" antipsychotic originally developed for schizophrenia. It is also used for schizoaffective disorder and as a ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Many: Please adhere to the instructions of your prescribing physician and monitor for signs/symptoms of psychosis/mood instability for which the Risperidone... Read More

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