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risperidone for insomnia

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience in Psychiatry
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

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience in Addiction Medicine
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
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
34 years experience in Psychiatry
POSSIBILY: Only if there is another regularly prescribed medication then Risperdal may be able to be an additionally medication as needed.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
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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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
15 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes, however: Clozaril/clozapine is an effective antipsychotic medication with many cautions requiring regular blood tests. It can be effective for severe or diffi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Not recommended: Seroquel (quetiapine) is an anti-psychotic medication used for serious psychiatric disorders. It is not recommended as a sleeping aid. Talk to your pc ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes : However it need to be taken on as needed basis and need to watch for side effect, if taken on regular basis it may stop working.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelly Condefer
19 years experience in Neurology
Safe to take: Yes, you can safely take these drugs together. If you are on higher doses of them, taking both can make you more prone to side effects like drowsines ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Seroquel (quetiapine): Seroquel (quetiapine) has been shown effective add-on treatment for depression in bipolar do.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Not by itself: Risperdal is an antipsychotic medication, usually used for people with hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, thought disorder, etc. When someone's dep ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
One make work : Better for one individual and vice versa. In other words - there is not a one size fits all response to these medications. They both can be very eff ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Neither: Although Seroquel (quetiapine) and Risperdal (risperidone) both strongly reduce anxiety, neither are first-line treatments, as their side-effect risks ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Zyprexa (olanzapine): Not good idea due to side effects of excess sedation, weight gain, tremors, other involuntary movements after long term use or upon stopping the med.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Sometimes.: Clozapine works well for some, but not so well for others. It is a medication to be considered, but you should talk to your doctor about the various ... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience in Psychiatry
See ans: If Armidex is causing insomnia, you might first try changing the time you take it. If you take it in the morning, try bedtime dose. Trazodone combine ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Not usually: Latuda (lurasidone) is a second generation antipsychotic medicine -- used for psychotic symptoms like hallucinations and delusions. Also Latuda (lura ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: It is a safe combination. I can think of a number of clinical scenarios where this would be very appropriate and I have quite a few patients on this ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
12 years experience in Psychiatry
Very effective: Risperisone is very effective for bipolar disorder although side effects of weight gain and diabetes are potentialities. For men, the spectre of gyne ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Evaluation: You haven't said what type of evaluations you've had for your chronic insomnia. Medicating it has so far not been effective for you. Insomnia can be p ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aron Tendler
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Abilify (aripiprazole) can be used with an antidepressant medication (an augmentation strategy) both for depression treatment and anxiety treatment.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Your doctor: is the best person to answer this question. The answer requires detailed knowledge of your situation, no two are alike, and your struggles with depre ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
23 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes meds : are more complicated than people realized. Remeron (mirtazapine) is used for dementia. Klonopin is used for this and anxiety. Ask a psychiatrist or yo ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
15 years experience in Psychiatry
Many alternatives: There are many alternatives, but it depends on why you're looking for an alternative. Is Klonopin (clonazepam) not working? Perhaps the dose in wrong. ... Read More
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