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I found out the effects of risperidone and i want to quit. i am getting fat and other side effects. but what about withdrawal? what do i do? quit?

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Dr. Leonard Lado answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

In some clinical trials, nizatidine, amantadine, reboxetine, topiramate, sibutramine and metformin proved effective in preventing or reversing atypical antipsychotic-induced bodyweight gain. If weight gain occurs after second-generation antipsychotic initiation, despite lifestyle intervention, metformin should be considered (newall et al 2012) newer drugs may offer less weight gain.

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Dr. Donald Jacobson answered

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There is no withdrawal per se, but there is a risk of relapse. Alternatives should be discussed with your doctor. Best wishes.

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