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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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My ocd is getting worse and severe even after medications (luvox, Risperdal) and counseling. What are my options? Hospitalization?

My ocd is getting worse and severe even after medications (luvox,  Risperdal) and counseling.  What are my options? Hospitalization?

OCD options: Beyond medication, there are clinical psychologists who specialize in treating OCD. Modern behavioral approaches can be helpful. Here's a link to get you started http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0026321/ Peace and good health. None of us can control the uncontrollable. We simply do what we can. ...Read more

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On for ocd 200 mgs of zoloft added wellbutrin (bupropion) 200 mgs. I was wondering if risperidone in a low dose would be better as an add on than wellbutrin (bupropion)?

On for ocd 200 mgs of zoloft added wellbutrin (bupropion) 200 mgs. I was wondering if risperidone in a low dose would be better as an add on than wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Very different: at the level of Zoloft you are using, any medication changes should be made after consultation with a qualified practitioner. Rispridone is VERY different than wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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What is the best medicine and treatment for ocd, especially obsessive and intrusive thoughts? I have tried Prozac luvox (fluvoxamine) and risperdal.

What is the best medicine and treatment for ocd, especially obsessive and intrusive thoughts? I have tried Prozac luvox (fluvoxamine) and risperdal.

Also Try Non-Med Tx?: Exposure & response prevention= gold standard non-medication treatment 4 ocd. Read jane singer's article about how erp helped her 20-y-o son recover from ocd here: http://bit.Ly/z7dftt caution: erp is hard as it involves not giving in when ocd orders u 2do something. Requires letting urself experience rising anxiety 4 a while. Get ppl u're close 2 involved in ur treatment 2help u stay motivated. ...Read more

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Just taken 56mg risperidone?

Just taken 56mg risperidone?

Risperdal: Dose is quite high. Go to er right away. ...Read more

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What is prescribed risperidone used for?

What is prescribed risperidone used for?

Lots of things: Originally, Risperidone was prescribed for psychosis in schizophrenia, but now we use it for other things: mood stabilization, aggression in autism, tics, ocd, and even stuttering. ...Read more

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Why might someone be prescribed risperidone?

Why might someone be prescribed risperidone?

Major tranqulizer: Resperidone is a medication used to calm down the brain. Its principle use is with individuals suffering psychosis or bipolar disorder. It can also be sued with autism and several other disorders. ...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