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What is the definition or description of: risperidone?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Newer Antipsychotic: Risperidone is a second generation antipsychotic that is fda approved for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and behavioral issues with autism. It is generally effective and used commonly. Side effects include sedation, weight gain, increase in lipids and blood sugar, hunger, severe muscle reactions such as dystonia, tremors, among others. It also comes in a long acting injectable form.
Dr. Brian Writer
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Additionally: Other potential side effects include decreased blood pressure, breast discharge and/or enlargement (in females or males), menstrual irregularities, and sexual dysfunction. As these side effects may be indicative of other medical conditions, individual's should consult their doctor should they emerge while taking Risperdal (risperidone).

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: risperidone drug level?

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Dr. Peter Forster
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Risperidone Level: This is the level of the drug and it's active metabolites measured usually in blood. It can be useful when evaluating someone who has either less of a response to the medication than would be expected, or more side effects than are typical with the medication.

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