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What are side effects with risperdal consta?

What are side effects with risperdal consta?

Side effects: Common side effects can be muscle stiffness, tremor, weight gain, dizziness and sedation. Discuss any concerns you may have with your doctor. See the following link for a complete list of potential side effects. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-77667-risperdal+consta+im.aspx?drugid=77667;drugname=risperdal+consta+im;pagenumber=6. ...Read more

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What are the side effects with risperdal consta?

What are the side effects with risperdal consta?

# of side effects: May increase risk for diabetes & dysllipdemia, , dose related EPS dose related hyprolactinemia. Rare Tardive Dyskinesia. Dizziness, insomnia, headache, anxiety, sedation. Rare orthostatic hypotension- intial doses. Tachycardia & sexual dysfunction. Dangerous side effects hyperglycemia w/ ketoacidosis or coma/death, cerebrovasc. events in elderly. Rare malingnant syndrome. Rare sezures. ...Read more

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How long does risperdal consta stay in system? Sedated now 5 weeks..Turned me to a zombie. Cant talk or think. Any way to remove it making me impaired

Depends.: Risperdal consta is completely eleminated from the system in 7-8 weeks. However in 15-30 days the levels can drop significantly enough to resolve side-effects. I am sorry that this medication is causing you trouble. However, the fact that it was recommended suggests that your doctor may have been concerned about your sticking to a med regimen. Please don't stop it without discussing with him/her. ...Read more

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Can you get risperdal consta out of your system? How long does it last? Having complications

No: Risperdal consta cannot be eliminated from your system for 2 to 4 weeks depending on the dose. ...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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Can you get risperdal consta out of your system? How long does it last? Having complications

No: Risperdal consta cannot be eliminated from your system for 2 to 4 weeks depending on the dose. ...Read more

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What are side effects with risperdal consta?

Side effects: Common side effects can be muscle stiffness, tremor, weight gain, dizziness and sedation. Discuss any concerns you may have with your doctor. See the following link for a complete list of potential side effects. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-77667-risperdal+consta+im.aspx?drugid=77667;drugname=risperdal+consta+im;pagenumber=6. ...Read more

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What are the side effects with risperdal consta?

# of side effects: May increase risk for diabetes & dysllipdemia, , dose related EPS dose related hyprolactinemia. Rare Tardive Dyskinesia. Dizziness, insomnia, headache, anxiety, sedation. Rare orthostatic hypotension- intial doses. Tachycardia & sexual dysfunction. Dangerous side effects hyperglycemia w/ ketoacidosis or coma/death, cerebrovasc. events in elderly. Rare malingnant syndrome. Rare sezures. ...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? :(

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 consta & valproate sodium, what are these?

Meds: Risperdal is a tranquilizer. Valproate is an anti convulsant - sometimes used also for special neurologic reasons ...Read more