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Period only lasted half a day. Started risperdal recently. Is this a side effect that's permanent or may it go away after time? Should I change meds

Period only lasted half a day. Started risperdal recently. Is this a side effect that's permanent or may it go away after time? Should I change meds

Risperdal and menses: Most antipsychotic cause elevation of prolactin. A percentage of 72%–100% of the females treated with oral risperidone and 53%–67% treated with long-acting intramuscular injection developed hyperprolactinaemia (Dickson Et al 1999). Elevated prolactin level has been highly associated with the disruption of menstruation. Dostinex (cabergoline) can restore menstruation or switching to another antipsychotic. ...Read more

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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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I tapered off and stopped risperdal. Other med is working as mood stabilizer. Amenorrhea since starting on risp. Period has lasted 2 weeks+ seek help?

I tapered off and stopped risperdal. Other med is working as mood stabilizer. Amenorrhea since starting on risp. Period has lasted 2 weeks+ seek help?

Can happen: Risperdal can stimulate prolactin secretion (from the pituitary gland in the brain) to high levels in some patients. If this was your case, it may take a month or more after discontinuation for your hormones to balance and cycles to regulate. Your other meds may impact as well. If bleeding continues, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I haven't had a period since January. I had a trauma occur in January. I've been put on anxiety meds and risperidone. Do I need to be worried about it?

I haven't had a period since January. I had a trauma occur in January. I've been put on anxiety meds and risperidone. Do I need to be worried about it?

Hormones: Make an appointment with your family doctor or OB/GYN and have them check your estradiol, progesterone, LH and FSH on day 21 of your menstrual cycle. Also have them check your AM and PM cortisol levels, TSH, FT4 & FT3. ...Read more

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Taking luvox, (fluvoxamine) risperdal and klonopin and haven't gotten my period in almost 3 months. Can either of these meds be the cause?

Taking luvox, (fluvoxamine) risperdal and klonopin and haven't gotten my period in almost 3 months. Can either of these meds be the cause?

Risperdal: May increase prolactin levels. This can lead to ammenorhea or lack of menstrual period. Get level checked by your pcp or GYN. If elevated, discuss alternative med with prescribing doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm on risperidone, mirtazepine and praxis in. Before I was on any medication I had a traumatic event happen and my period stopped. Should I beconcerne?

I'm on risperidone, mirtazepine and praxis in. Before I was on any medication I had a traumatic event happen and my period stopped. Should I beconcerne?

Hope you're talking: ...with someone on a regular basis. Do you know whether or not you've been diagnosed with Post traumatic Stress Disorder? If so, then, please look for programs in your area for this special type of stress disorder that requires aggressive intervention...possibly more than what you're getting...for example, are you having nightmares? Wanna chat? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Being treated for psychosis with risperidone. Have three day periods where I dissociate and start hearing things. Being told to deal with it but how?

Being treated for psychosis with risperidone. Have three day periods where I dissociate and start hearing things. Being told to deal with it but how?

Some ways: If hallucination episodes are breaking through, your psychiatrist needs to know & possibly adjust your medicines. Also, when you feel yourself slipping into dissociation & hallucinations, you can focus on physical tasks like washing dishes, watering plants, grooming pets, etc. Such things can help connect you with present world, rather than the psychotic one. It may be a step-by-step process. ...Read more

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Can risperdale and Abilify (aripiprazole) cause you to have an irregular period?

Can risperdale and Abilify (aripiprazole) cause you to have an irregular period?

Risperdal can: Risperdal can cause menstrual problems as it increases a hormone secreted by pineal gland in the brain called prolactin. But Abilify (aripiprazole) rarely does that hence should not cause any menstrual issues, however there are anecdotal reports. ...Read more

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Why can't I drink tea or soda with Risperdal tablets?? I'm new to this drug.

You can: Your doctor is probably having you avoid caffeine. Nothing terrible will happen. Nonetheless you should discuss this with your doctor as perhaps he/she has a particular concern about you and caffeine. ...Read more

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Risperdal consta is turning me mentally handicapped. Nightmare 6 weeks in my system. Don't think I can handle. How many more days? What do I do? : (

Risperdal consta is turning me mentally handicapped. Nightmare 6 weeks in my system. Don't think I can handle. How many more days? What do I do? : (

Talk to doctor: The answer seems pretty clear: you need to talk to your doctor about stopping it, and maybe switching to something else. ...Read more

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Risperdal. 5mg. Experiencing: extreme pressure in my head, I can't concentrate, and my dr keeps pushing the appt back. Should I only take half a pill?

Risperdal. 5mg. Experiencing: extreme pressure in my head, I can't concentrate, and my dr keeps pushing the appt back. Should I only take half a pill?

Call MD: Risperidal (risperidone) is slow to leave your system (bloodstream) so should be fine to cut the pill in half. No withdrawal expected. But call your MD right away and ask what to do until your next appointment. ...Read more

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If I were to go off of risperdal (which I can't) would my diabetes go away?

If I were to go off of risperdal (which I can't) would my diabetes go away?

No, unless.....: You diabetes will most likely not improve unless you loose weight, independent of whether you are taking risperdal. ...Read more

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For 2 weeks Took. 25 in am and. 50 in pm of risperdal quit taking 3 days ago and sugar was 126 today @ waking will this decline as didn't have this b4?

Need more data: We can't base anything on a single blood sugar. I would recommend taking your meds as prescribed by your doctor and typically we would test a 3 month avg blood sugar (hgb A1c) at various times to determine what effect risperdal is having on your blood sugar. In the meantime, be sure to eat a heart healthy diet and avoid extra calories because risperdal can lead to weight gain, diabetes. ...Read more

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Why did risperidone make me fat?

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Risperdal: It antagonizes Serotonin 2C receptors, leading to weight gain. ...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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What conditions can Risperdal treat?

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Risperdal: Being a psychotropic, it can treat Schizophrenia, Bipolar mania, Agitation, organic mood disorders. ...Read more

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How big should a risperidone dosage be?

There is none: There is no standard dose. It depends on what is being treated and what the medication is being used for. Discuss your concerns with your physician. ...Read more

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Would it be possible to quit risperdal?

Risperdal: If warranted & supervised, tapering down & discontinuing Risperdal is possible. ...Read more

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Hi! What is the normal dose of risperidone?

Hi! What is the normal dose of risperidone?

Risperidone dosing: Guide: RISPERDAL® can be administered once or twice daily. Initial dosing is 2 mg per day. May increase the dose at intervals of 24 hours or greater, in increments of 1 to 2 mg per day, as tolerated, to a recommended dose of 4 to 8 mg per day. In some patients, slower titration may be appropriate. However prescriber MUST determine individual needs which vary greatly. Best regards. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: risperidone?

What is the definition or description of: risperidone?

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. ...Read more

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What is the mindset / personality of someone who takes risperdal?

What is the mindset / personality of someone who takes risperdal?

None in particular: Risperdal is used for treating schizophrenia, bipolar disorder in manic phase and autism. There is no particular mindset or personality that leads to someone taking risperdal. ...Read more

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Is Risperdal good for anxiety?

Is Risperdal good for anxiety?

Usually: Risperdal can help with anxiety. However, it is not a benign medication. It must only be used with doctor supervision. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of risperidone?

What are the side effects of risperidone?

Many Dose dependent: Common adverse events with Risperidone (<5% and 2x placebo) can include tremor, slowed muscle movement, restlessness, abnormal muscle tone, sedation, dizziness, anxiety, blurred vision, nausea, dry mouth, constipation, increased appetite, increased weight, nasopharyngeal complaints, rash and fatigue. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking risperidone?

What are the side effects of taking risperidone?

Many potential side: As with any medication there are many potential side effects. It is important to weigh risk vs benefit. It can be sedating for some people at least initially. Weight gain and metabolic problems are common. Muscle spasms, tremors, and other movement disorders and many other problems can occur. Please talk to your doctor and let them know all medications you are taking as some may have interactions ...Read more

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What are the effects of risperidone (risperidal) for anxiety?

What are the effects of risperidone (risperidal) for anxiety?

Risperdal: It calms agitation, not anxiety per se. One side-effect is tremor, restlessness and tense muscles which can resemble anxiety. ...Read more

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How to know what is bentropine and risperidone used together for?

They work together: The Risperidone is an antipsychotic that can treat paranoia, abnormal thoughts and agitation. The benztropine is an anticholinergic agent that is intended to reduce muscular spasms and a condition called dystonia that can sometimes occur when medications like Risperidone are used. ...Read more

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Is risperidone good for insomnia?

Is risperidone good for insomnia?

It can be effective.: However, I usually try medications other then atypical antipsychotics first (because of potential side effects). Also, use good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more