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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of risperidone?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Many Dose dependent: Common adverse events with Risperidone (<5% and 2x placebo) can include tremor, slowed muscle movement, restlessness, abnormal muscle tone, sedation, dizziness, anxiety, blurred vision, nausea, dry mouth, constipation, increased appetite, increased weight, nasopharyngeal complaints, rash and fatigue.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of taking risperidone?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Many potential side : As with any medication there are many potential side effects. It is important to weigh risk vs benefit. it can be sedating for some people at least initially. Weight gain and metabolic problems are common. Muscle spasms, tremors, and other movement disorders and many other problems can occur. Please talk to your doctor and let them know all medications you are taking as some may have interactions
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the worst side effects of risperidal (risperidone)?

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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 26 years experience
The worst...: You could get nms which is a high fever, stiffness, confusion and possibly death, it is rare, tardive dyskinesia which is involuntary movements, rare but possibly permenent, rarely fatal. Diabetes with ketoacidosis, which can be fatal, very very rarely a pituitary tumor, rarely very low white blood cells, very rarely worse mania or psychosis. These are very rare side effects.
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What are the side effects of risperidone when treating OCD?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Risperdal: Is a second-generation antipsychotic used for treating psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia, mood disorders &amp; organic psychoses. Depending on dose, can cause weight gain, restlessness &amp; effects of increased prolactin such as breast tenderness/breast discharge/menstrual cycle changes.
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