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Risperidone Blood Level
Blood test: A Risperidone drug level refers to the blood test that measure the concentration of the antipsychotic medication, risperidone. Generally a level is not necessary and the medication is dosed based on response to its maximum. One would maybe get a level if adherence issues arise or metabolism issues are suspected. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Several days: To go through 5 half-lives.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a blood test for prolactin and it was 55 which is almost twice the maximum range. I was on risperidone then not now. When should it stop?
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that a good question - most important is there any problem arising from the mildly elevated prolactin like absent periods or breast milk. Would think unlikley with the level of prolactin. Prolactin is produced in the puititary gland located in a bony indentation of the skull behing the eyes. Risperadol blocks dopamine which results in high prolactin. Other causes are possible, would monitor ...Read more
I'm 16, and I'm on risperdal. I get routine blood tests because of meds. Do they measure kidney function, if you take risperidone, if you're 16? .
With a history of a lot of false positive pregnant blood test, how do you suggest I check if I am pregnant? Traits of hCG in my blood cos of risperidone
U/S: An ultrasound can help to confirm if you are pregnant. ...Read more
Sort of: It would not cause chronic hypertension in a classical sense. The is a condition called serotonin syndrome that can occur with zoloft and risperdone which is pathological and includes many oter symptoms including agitation, twitching, abnormal vital signs and mental status changes to seizures and coma. SO yes it could but it would be part other more serious symptoms. ...Read more
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If you have heavy periods you are at risk for low blood iron and hemoglobin and should take iron supplement.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
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100mg/dL or less: Physicians measure patient's fasting blood glucose. This is the blood sugar taken when the patient hasn't had food or drink for at least 8 hours. "normal" is considered to be 100mg/dl or less. There is a little leeway before a level is high enough to raise concern and necessitate intervention though. A non-fasting blood sugar - or random should be less than 150... Especially 2 hours after you eat. ...Read more
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It is your platelet count that is 90, 000? If so, you should consult a hematologists. You may start with your primary care provider to make that you have accurate test results.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
A low calcium level may cause many problems and if your doctor has ordered the test and found a low calcium she/he should have taken care of the low calcium
What other conditions do you have?
Let me know and I should be able to help you. Your doctor must have done tests more than just calcium. ...Read more
Possibly: Ativan (lorazepam) is a short acting benzodiazepine. Barring any liver disease or competing medications for its metabolism, taking Ativan (lorazepam) three times a day should maintain a fairly stable blood level after 4-5 days. It is always best to talk to your doctor about the dose and frequency that is best for you based upon your response to the medication. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Depends on…: What goal level is supposed to be. Usually doc prescribing anticoagulant will advise u of current level, target level, & whether u should stay on same dose or increase or decrease it & when you should have blood test again. Also be aware of what foods can interfere with Coumadin (warfarin) levels. ...Read more
Is a blood level alkaline phosphatase of 46 (range 45 - 129) normal or low? Could it cause problems?
My total bilirubin blood level was 3.0. What does this mean? Is it just gilbert's or possibly something worse?
Mom had angioplasy but lost blood and she has a low blood level. What to do? What injections? What pills, or food?
I am 35 years old I had a dose of decapeptyl injection for endometreosis in september could this effect a recent amh blood level?
GnRh & AMH: I just answered a similar question and maybe it was yours. Decapeptyl (gnrh) suppresses FSH levels. The small antral follicles produce amh but they are not responsive to fsh. So, the gnrh hormone should not affect your amh levels. This fact is one of the reasons that amh is so attractive to us. We are not as reliant on the timing of the hormone measurement. I hope this helps. ...Read more