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Does Risperdal Affect Your Period
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
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
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
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?
Taking luvox, (fluvoxamine) risperdal and klonopin and haven't gotten my period in almost 3 months. Can either of these meds be the cause?
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
Does risperidone cost no periods I been on birthcontrol for bout 3 years and then I stop takeing it. And I been takeing risperidone for bout all my life. And every since I stop takeing the birthcontrol I ant had my period and I took pregnant tests and eve
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
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
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?
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
Want to go to my doctor for more risperidone but the television says I shouldn't go? What should I do?
Go to your doctor: Your doc has your best interest at heart tv doesnt. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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