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What are the symptoms of coming off risperdal?

What are the symptoms of coming off risperdal?

Depends: One should always speak to the prescribing physician before stopping a medication. For most people coming off of Risperidone there are not any. However if treatment is suddenly stopped the symptoms being treated could recur. Stopping suddenly may also rarely cause sweating, nausea, vomiting, difficulty sleeping or tremor, and very rarely muscle cramps, abnormal muscle movements or restlessness. ...Read more

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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Just taken 56mg risperidone?

Just taken 56mg risperidone?

Risperdal: Dose is quite high. Go to er right away. ...Read more

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Why did risperidone make me fat?

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Why did risperidone make me fat?

Risperdal: It antagonizes Serotonin 2C receptors, leading to weight gain. ...Read more

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Does risperidone work right away?

Does risperidone work right away?

In some respects: It depends on the desired effect. It eases acute agitation right away. Its antipsychotic effect usually takes a couple days to start. If given to "help" an antidepressant work (not FDA approved for this), that usually takes a few days too. As with most psychiatric meds, side-effects (e.g., sedation) can occur right away, but you often have to wait for the benefits. ...Read more

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Can risperidone be prescribed prn?

Can risperidone be prescribed prn?

Not usually: I suppose a doctor could prescribe Risperidone prn, but this wouldn't be utilizing it effectively. It needs consistent use for best results. ...Read more

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What amount risperidone is needed?

What amount risperidone is needed?

Varies greatly: That's a tough question and it depends on quite a few factors. Things to consider include your diagnosis, gender, weight, metabolism, other preexisting medical conditions...but most importantly your response is one of the greatest factors in determining the dose that is just right for you. ...Read more

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How do I get off risperdal safely?

Recommend: That Risperdal dose be safely stair stepped down under physician supervision. Take care. ...Read more

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How large can risperidone dosage be?

16 mg: Is the highest dose listed in the pdr (drug manual). However, most people are not on this dose. Average doses are probably between 1 and 8 mg, with 4 mg being about average. ...Read more

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Share your experience with risperdal?

Risperdal: Is a second-generation antipsychotic used for treating psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia, mood disorders & organic psychoses. Depending on dose, can cause weight gain, restlessness & effects of increased prolactin such as breast tenderness/breast discharge/menstrual cycle changes. ...Read more