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Lenoir, NC
A 39-year-old female asked about a 88-year-old female:

is it safe to switch from .5 mg risperidone to 12.5 mg seroquel (quetiapine)?

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Dr. Patrick Tapia
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Yes: It should be safe. Ask your prescribing physician for more information!

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A 17-year-old male asked:

Will .5mg of risperidone cause more sedation than 50mg of seroquel (quetiapine)?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Unlikely: In my experience, I have not found that Risperidone is sedating at all with my patients. If i believe that an antipsychotic is appropriate, and I am also wanting to aid the patient's insomnia, seroquel (quetiapine) is usually my first choice.

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