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Risperidone

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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Risperidone: Per Drugs.Com, OD symptoms may include: "severe drowsiness, fast heart rate, feeling light-headed, fainting, and restless muscle movements in your ey... Read More

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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
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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.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Saccomando
Psychiatry 20 years experience
Lots of things: Originally, Risperidone was prescribed for psychosis in schizophrenia, but now we use it for other things: mood stabilization, aggression in autism, ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
Medication including: Risperidone is better tolerated over time as the body develops ability to deal with it. Some individuals do not develop ability to tolerate certain me... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
Risperidone dosing: guide: RISPERDAL® can be administered once or twice daily. Initial dosing is 2 mg per day. May increase the dose at intervals of 24 hours or greater, ... Read More

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