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Can risperidone be prescribed prn?

Can risperidone be prescribed prn?

Not usually: I suppose a doctor could prescribe Risperidone prn, but this wouldn't be utilizing it effectively. It needs consistent use for best results. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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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Please describe the medication: risperidone?

Please describe the medication: risperidone?

Risperidone: Risperidone is a second-generation antipsychotic medication used to treat conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychotic depression, etc. It can be used off-label for augmentation in treatment-resistant ocd, otsd, and depression. In low doses it is less likely than earlier antipsychotics to cause movement disorders, but the risk increases with dose. ...Read more

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Is risperidone addictive?

Is risperidone addictive?

No: It is not an addictive drug. However if you have been taking it regularly and then decide to just stop it abruptly, you my not feel good and may have a return of some of the symptoms that you took it for in the first place. ...Read more

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Is risperidone addictive is risperidone addictive?

Is risperidone addictive is risperidone addictive?

Risperidone : Risperidone is not considered addictive. Patients can however, experience withdrawal symptoms when stopping risperidone. Withdrawal symptoms can include insomnia, irritability, depression and hallucinations. Risperidone should not be stopped abruptly. Risperidone should be discontinued under a doctor's supervision. Normally, the doctor will slowly taper down the dose of Risperidone to prevent the development of withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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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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Is invega (paliperidone) the same as risperdal?

Medications: Invega (paliperidone) is also a second generation neuroleptic but they are different drugs. Risperdal also comes in injectable form called “risperdal consta”. Invega (paliperidone) is approved for treatment of schizophrenia. Risperdal is approved for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritability associated with ADHD. ...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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How do you wean a person off risperidal (risperidone)?

How do you wean a person off risperidal (risperidone)?

Gradually reduce dos: You r trying to avoid an exacerbation of psychotic symptoms so reduce dose and wait a month to six weeks before dropping the dose further if sx appear increase to previous level. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Noga
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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having ...Read more