U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: risperidone?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
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).

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 28-year-old male asked:

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

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
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.

Related questions

A 28-year-old male asked:
2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
A 36-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
A 50-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 45-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 23-year-old male asked:
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Last updated Jun 7, 2017

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.