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Risperidone natural alternatives

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Meds: St John,s Wart has been recognized in some naturalist sources as an equivalent to an SsRI such as Zoloft. I would suggest you consult a homeopathic do... Read More

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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Natural remedies: Here is a thing. When you are in manic stage, it's an emergency and no natural remedies would work. As far as depressive stage, there are some natural... Read More
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Not a good plan: Bipolar disorder can have very severe episodes of depression & mania. So far, there are no natural remedies which consistently prevent these without ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Antipsyhcotics: There are several options available. I would encourage you to discuss these with her doctor. Sometimes it takes a couple of trials to find a good fit ... Read More
Dr. Julia Irwin
Psychiatry 26 years experience
monitor closely: Unfortunately, all the medications in this class are called antipsychotics and have a warning for use in patients with dementia. There have been repo... Read More
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 24 years experience
Very individual: The cholinesterase inhibitors like rivastigmine (exelon) or donepezil (aricept) may be helpful. Low dose atypical antipsychotics may be needed but cho... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Risperdal: Dose is quite high. Go to er right away.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Risperdal: It antagonizes Serotonin 2C receptors, leading to weight gain.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
In some respects: It depends on the desired effect. It eases acute agitation right away. Its antipsychotic effect usually takes a couple days to start. If given to "... Read More
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.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Anderson
Child Psychiatry 28 years experience
Varies greatly: That's a tough question and it depends on quite a few factors. Things to consider include your diagnosis, gender, weight, metabolism, other preexisti... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
Psychiatry 21 years experience
16 mg: Is the highest dose listed in the pdr (drug manual). However, most people are not on this dose. Average doses are probably between 1 and 8 mg, with 4 ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruth Seaman
A Verified Doctoranswered
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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.

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