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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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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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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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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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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

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Can "risperdal consta" kill my brain cells and make my brain smaller?

Can "risperdal consta" kill my brain cells and make my brain smaller?

No: There is no evidence that any of the atypical antipsychotics whether in PO or im formulation can either destroy brain cells or have neurogenerative properties, although this was thought of zyprexa (olanzapine) when it was first released. Initial studies with this med showed an increase in brain volume. ...Read more

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Does risperdal consta alone cause weight gain or is it increased appetite cause i've experience a great deal of increased appetite?

Does risperdal consta alone cause weight gain or is it increased appetite cause i've experience a great deal of increased appetite?

Risperdal: Risperdal consta may cause increased appetite and weight gain. It is not well known the mechanism of interfering with glucose metabolism, causing higher risk to develop diabetes. Please maintain a lean diet, exercise, don't smoke, and check your blood sugar regularly, more if you have family members with diabetes. The benefits of the medicine are higher than the risks. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How different or same is the risperdal consta than invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate)?

Very close.: Similar side effects and the same mechanism of action (effect in the brain). Consta delivers risperidone over 2 wks-your body breaks risperidone into the active ingredient in invega, so if you're on risperdal, you're already getting invega. Sustenna injections don't have to be given as often. https://pro.psychcentral.com/long-acting-injectable-antipsychotics-a-primer/004332.html ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight and build muscle on risperdal consta and can u be weaned off with proper diet and exercise?

Is it possible to lose weight and build muscle on risperdal consta and can u be weaned off with proper diet and exercise?

Weight loss: Losing weight is a challenge at any time, whatever are the medications you are on. Risperdal oral, or injectable as consta, is only one of the drugs leading to weight gain, increased cholesterol and lipids in blood, although in some individuals do not cause any of these problems. It is calculated that 25-30% of patients would gain up to 5-10 lbs per year. You can lose weight by exercise and diet. ...Read more

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Im having a nightmare reaction to risperdal consta. I did not need it, but have been a sedated zombie for 5 weeks can't think or talk. When is it over?

Consult Psychiatrist: It seems you are having side effects from resperodol and need to consult your psychiatrist to either change to different drug or change the dose. ...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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Bad reaction to shots of risperdal consta. No thought, barely speaking, staringzoned personality gone. Muscles in legs hurt can I take something forit?

Bad reaction to shots of risperdal consta. No thought, barely speaking, staringzoned personality gone. Muscles in legs hurt can I take something forit?

Maybe, but: Please contact your own psychiatrist and tell him or her what you're experiencing. You may be having some muscle dystonia from the Risperdal consta, and need some Cogentin (benztropine) or artane. The dose may also be too high, and your doctor will want to know in order to adjust when your next shot is due. If you call your psychiatrist or the doctor on call for him/her today, meds may help the leg pain. ...Read more

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How does risperdal consta cause varicose veins in the scrotal sac?

How does risperdal consta cause varicose veins in the scrotal sac?

? limited relation: Risperdal is used in bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis, depression and adhd. Common side effects of Risperdal include diabetes, type 2 diabetes, weight gain, agitation, drowsiness.On nov, 26, 2012: 40, 253 people reported to have side effects when taking risperdal. Among them, 18 people (0.04%) reported varicose veins. Only 1 reported varicose veins, varicocle of the scrotum. Limited data. ...Read more

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