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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Risperidal (Overview)

Risperidal is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug for psychosis, psychiatric drug).


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Risperidal (risperidone) side effects: what symtoms can I expect?

Risperidal (risperidone) side effects: what symtoms can I expect?

Sedation, increased: Appetite, weight gain, tiredness and in high doses may cause movement disorders similar to those seen in patients with parkinson's disease. Risperdal is a good medication but patients need to be monitored while on it because of the risk of some metabolic problems like diabetes and others. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
143 doctors shared insights

Risperidal (Overview)

Risperidal is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug for psychosis, psychiatric drug).


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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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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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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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Which drugs are effective in treating akathisia caused by risperidone 2mg?

Which drugs are effective in treating akathisia caused by risperidone 2mg?

Several: Classes of drugs are used, but the most important is to stop or reduce the dose of the medication which is usually the cause, or to switch to another drug which is less likely to cause it. Beta blockers, clonidine, mirtazepine and anticholinergics (biperidin, akineton, benadryl) have all been used with varying success rates. ...Read more

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Is lamictal and risperidal (risperidone) safe to take with decongestant?

Yes: There is no evidence of pharmacological interactions between these and otc decongestants like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or sudafec. ...Read more

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Is constant eye blinking a side effect of taking risperidal (risperidone)?

Is constant eye blinking a side effect of taking risperidal (risperidone)?

Possible: Blepharospasm can occur with Risperdal both as an initial reaction, called an acute dystonia or after longer term exposure, called tardive dyskinesia. Fatigue, anxiety, work, and light can exacerbate tardive blepharospasm, whereas rest and sleep can relieve it. Please speak to the prescribing physician regarding your concern to clarify the cause and options. ...Read more

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How much time for risperidone to get into system?

How much time for risperidone to get into system?

30-60min : usually a person feels the effect within 30-60 min ...Read more

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Help please? How long does akathisia last when starting a course of risperidone?

Help please? How long does akathisia last when starting a course of risperidone?

Highly variable: It may or may not go away, and in some cases it will continue and get worse. If this happens, switching to another medication is usually done. There are many medications that may reduce the akathesia, such as akineton, biperidin or benadryl (diphenhydramine). Recently Gabitril was effective in one study. There are generally similar medications to risperdol which may have lower incidence of akasthesia and be tried. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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