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

What is the definition or description of: risperidone drug 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

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Risperidone (Definition)

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


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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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What do routine blood tests normally measure in persons taking risperidone?

Lab tests: Recommended but not required tests including fasting blood sugar and fasting lipid profile. Body weight and waist circumference are very informative as well. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Depends - months: B"sd
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

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor your blood pressure at home
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See your doctor regularly and work with him/her to control your blood pressure
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Take your medication as instructed without fail
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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? .

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? .

Lab tests: Routine blood tests associated with Risperdal therapy would include but are not limited to fasting blood sugar and cholesterol. Prolactin level. Kidney testing may not be done on a routine basis. ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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Could taking zoloft, risperidone and zantac together cause high blood pressure?

Could taking zoloft, risperidone and zantac together cause high blood pressure?

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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Risk of having low blood level?

Risk of having low blood level?

Need more info: 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.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
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Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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Normal sugar blood level?

Normal sugar blood level?

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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Is 8.2 calcium blood level low?

Is 8.2 calcium blood level low?

Yes: While not dangerously low, 8.2 is slightly below most reference ranges of low normal. Supplements and retesting are reasonable starting points for you. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Hemotologist blood level 90, 000 help should I worry?

Hemotologist blood level 90, 000 help should I worry?

Need more info: 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

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Is co2 blood level 33 high?

Is co2 blood level 33 high?

BREATH HOLDING: CO2 levels are often elevated if you get anxious and hold your breath during the lab draw. If the other tests are normal, get it rechecked. While they are drawing blood focus on relaxing and taking slow deep breaths ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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Have your medications adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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Psa blood level 0.9 is that good?

Psa blood level 0.9 is that good?

It is fine: It is fine. We get concerned if the number is high or if there is a large increase at next check. ...Read more

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How might you lower a high protein blood level?

SEE A DOCTOR: You have to see why your protein level is high to begin with. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having a low calcium blood level?

What are the effects of having a low calcium blood level?

Low calcium: 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

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High pth blood level but normal calcium blood level?

High pth blood level but normal calcium blood level?

What is the calcium?: Upper normal calcium with high PTH could indicate primary hyperparathyroidism as well. Other possible causes include: low vitamin d, kidney problem or a lab error. You need to sit down with your doctor to look at all values, not just calcium and pth. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a way to raise my blood level without a transfusion?

Restate question: Your question is vague. Do you mean your hematocrit? Are you anemic? If so, do you know why you are anemic? Glad to help with more information. ...Read more

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Osteoporosis acth blood level 55 (ref range <45). Is it this cause?

Not likely: High acth itself does not cause osteoporosis. However high cortisol due to high acth (cushings disease) can. You may need testing to make sure you do not have cushings disease. ...Read more

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Would. 5 of Ativan (lorazepam) 3x daily maintain a steady blood level?

Would. 5 of Ativan (lorazepam) 3x daily maintain a steady blood level?

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

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What should. You do if your on Coumadin (warfarin) and your blood level is 1.4?

What should. You do if your on Coumadin (warfarin) and your blood level is 1.4?

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

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Is a blood level alkaline phosphatase of 46 (range 45 - 129) normal or low? Could it cause problems?

Is a blood level alkaline phosphatase of 46 (range 45 - 129) normal or low? Could it cause problems?

It's fine: A low alkaline phosphatase level never means anything, and reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside in the first place. Stop worrying and be grateful for good health. ...Read more

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My total bilirubin blood level was 3.0. What does this mean? Is it just gilbert's or possibly something worse?

My total bilirubin blood level was 3.0. What does this mean? Is it just gilbert's or possibly something worse?

Not enough info: Need to look at the whole picture. Is this acute or chronic? Are your other liver enzymes elevated? Is your bilirubin primarily indirect or direct? Indirect would be consistent with gilbert's. ...Read more

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Mom had angioplasy but lost blood and she has a low blood level. What to do? What injections? What pills, or food?

Mom had angioplasy but lost blood and she has a low blood level. What to do? What injections? What pills, or food?

Anemia: Ask the interventionalist or mom's generalist for recommendations on what to do. In general multiple vites and c, iron and a balanced diet will result in the body having what it needs to regenerate the lost blood volume. ...Read more

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I am 35 years old I had a dose of decapeptyl injection for endometreosis in september could this effect a recent amh blood level?

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

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Risperidal (Definition)

Risperidal is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug ...Read more