A 35-year-old male asked:
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Does risperidone work right away?

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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 "help" an antidepressant work (not FDA approved for this), that usually takes a few days too. As with most psychiatric meds, side-effects (e.g., sedation) can occur right away, but you often have to wait for the benefits.
Answered on Aug 3, 2018
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