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I take risperdol, trazodone, Prozac & lithium. And I think I may be in very early pregnancy. Should I just stop taking them? Could it effect my baby?

I take risperdol, trazodone, Prozac & lithium. And I think I may be in very early pregnancy. Should I just stop taking them? Could it effect my baby?

Call docs.: I agree with dr. Dawson. Also call your psychiatrist. Hopefully you are seeing a psychiatrist with those four medications. Talk to both your obgyn and psychiatrist regarding the risks and benefits. You can also ease your fears and get reliable information at mgh center for women's mental health on the web. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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 take Prozac and risperdal for depession and had sex the 14,15,18 of november my ovualtion was the 21 do i now stop taking my medicen or wait ?

I take Prozac and risperdal for depession and had sex the 14,15,18 of november my ovualtion was the 21 do i now stop taking my medicen or wait ?

There are some: significant issues here the first of which is why would you have unprotected sex risking pregnancy when taking those medications? Bad judgement... as if you are pregnant and intend to have a child you will have to stop the medication abruptly risking the stability of the condition for which you were taking them as well as the significant consequences of abrupt cessation. ...Read more

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Can Risperdal 0.5mg used for life is any problem for long use ?

Can Risperdal 0.5mg used for life is any problem for long use ?

Risperdal: Can be used for life. It is low dose. Watch for diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol every 3 months. Watch for tremors, muscle stiffness or fever which can be life threatening. Watch for lactation ...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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Husband off risperdal completely since 11/19/2012, tapered down. How long does it take to fully recover from drug. He only took it for 7mths.

Husband off risperdal completely since 11/19/2012, tapered down. How long does it take to fully recover from drug. He only took it for 7mths.

Tardive dyskinesia?: Risperdal has a half-life of about 20 hours (time body takes to get rid of 1/2 of the medicine) and so 5-7 days after the last dose there should not be much left in his system. By 2 wks, probably it is undetectable. If he experienced "tardive dyskinesia" (random movement of mouth/central body muscles), this is not reversible. If he had no side effect, he should be fine now. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which is safer Between abilify2mg or Risperdal 0.25 for long time use?

Abilify or risperdal: Both medications are atypical anti-psychotics which are used to treat mood disorders, including depression &bipolar disorders as well as psychotic illness, amongst other illnesses. There is no one drug that is better than another. By talking to your doctor, you can decide together on the best treatment approach for your goals, history, symptoms, and very specific case. ...Read more

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What is the max dose per day for risperdal?

Varies: max dose considered therapeutic for adults with schizophrenia is 16mg/day. That's A LOT with notable side effects. Max dose is 6mg/day for other populations and conditions. For children with autism-related behavioral issues, no more than 2-3mg/day and even that is questionable. ...Read more

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Does being on risperdal for 20 years or more makes you go crazy?

No: Risperdal can help with psychotic symptoms like auditory hallucinations and delusions for people with bipolar illness or schziophrenia , but it won't make you crazy. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more