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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. Mark Pack
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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 Risperdal good for anxiety?

Is Risperdal good for anxiety?

Risperdal for Anxiet: Use for anxiety is off-label & not advised, due to side-effects. Talk to your doctor about other options, such as Antihistamines or SSRIs. ...Read more

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Does risperidone cause diabetes?

Does risperidone cause diabetes?

That is one : Potential side effect from risperidone. That doesn't mean it will happen, but rather that it could happen. Take care. ...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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Does risperdal increase estrogen?

Does risperdal increase estrogen?

No : As far as i could find it has no effect on estrogen directly at all. Indirectly, though, it produces a high prolactin state which can lower estrogen levels. ...Read more

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Can risperdal cause serious boredom?

Can risperdal cause serious boredom?

Sort of: High doses of antipsychotics can lead to emotional blunting and someone turning frankly parkinsonian and it is very difficult to have an exciting day in this state. It could even be terrifying to be imprisoned in your own body. A transition to the antipsychotics that are partial agonists at Dopamine receptors or that operate through blocking serotonin receptors may be beneficial. Stay safe! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of risperidone?

What are the side effects of risperidone?

Many Dose dependent: Common adverse events with Risperidone (<5% and 2x placebo) can include tremor, slowed muscle movement, restlessness, abnormal muscle tone, sedation, dizziness, anxiety, blurred vision, nausea, dry mouth, constipation, increased appetite, increased weight, nasopharyngeal complaints, rash and fatigue. ...Read more

Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Suicide (Definition)

Suicide is an action in which a person intentionally causes his own death. Suicide more commonly occurs in persons suffering from depression or other mental illnesses, where a person may feel hopeless and see suicide as a way to escape the real or perceived overwhelming problems and ...Read more