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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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I take Prozac & Risperidone together for OCD. As an effect, I sleep a lot and started to lose focus and concentration on my studies. Does Aderal help?

I take Prozac & Risperidone together for OCD. As an effect, I sleep a lot and started to lose focus and concentration on my studies. Does Aderal help?

Gene testing: Before changing or adding any medication, you could be genetically tested to see which medications will work best for you. You could ask your doctor if he/she can provide that for you. You could also try some brain training exercises or neurofeedback. ...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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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?

Riseperidone: Risperidone is an antipsychotic the is used in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, & autism related irritability. Here is an extensive list of off- label uses: http://psychopharmacologyinstitute.com/antipsychotics/risperidone/risperidone-indications-fda-approved-and-off-label-uses/#Off-Label_Uses ...Read more

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Is risperidone good for insomnia?

Is risperidone good for insomnia?

It can be effective.: However, i usually try medications other then atypical antipsychotics first (because of potential side effects). Also, use good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at. ...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?

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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Can risperidone injections affect men's quality sperm?

Yes: It may result in decreased sexual ability , reduced sperm and enlarged breast. ...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

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What is risperidone (anti-psychotic drug) prescribed for?

Psychosis, bipolar: Psychosis is a break with reality, symptoms can include delusions or hallucinations. Conditions include schizophrenia or mood disorder with psychosis. Risperidone is one of several "second-generation" antipsychotics that can relieve such symptoms. Others are quetiapine, lurasidone and aripiprazole. Risperidone and the other second-generations are also used as mood stabilizers in bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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What is risperidone (anti-psychotic drug) prescribed for?

What is risperidone (anti-psychotic drug) prescribed for?

Risperidone...: ...is a "second-generation" or "atypical" antipsychotic originally developed for schizophrenia. It is also used for schizoaffective disorder and as a mood stabilizer in bipolar disorder. Off-label uses can be for severe anxiety, anger and to augment antidepressant medications (similar to aripiprazole). ...Read more

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When you are weaning off risperidone what are the effects?

When you are weaning off risperidone what are the effects?

Many: Please adhere to the instructions of your prescribing physician and monitor for signs/symptoms of psychosis/mood instability for which the Risperidone was prescribed. Otherwise, you are likely to experience the less serious side effects as mentioned in the package insert: mild restlessness, drowsiness, or tremor; sleepiness, dreaming more than usual; blurred vision; dizziness or headache; problem. ...Read more

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Can risperidone 0.5 make sexuel side effects or is low dose?

It is a low dose: This is a low dose, but it is possible to have side effects, even sexual side effects. http://www.rxlist.com/risperdal-side-effects-drug-center.htm ...Read more