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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Risperdal: Dose is quite high. Go to er right away.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Risperdal: It antagonizes Serotonin 2C receptors, leading to weight gain.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
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
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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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Anderson
27 years experience in Child Psychiatry
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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
Dr. Jane Kang answered
20 years experience in Psychiatry
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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruth Seaman
25 years experience in Psychiatry
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Saccomando
19 years experience in Psychiatry
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience in Child Psychiatry
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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience in Child Psychiatry
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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