Risperidal allergy in children - Doctor answers

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Can a person taking risperidone take Allegra-D allergy & congestion?

Can a person taking risperidone take Allegra-D allergy & congestion?

Yes: Not interaction, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, good luck ...Read more

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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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How large can risperidone dosage be?

How large can risperidone dosage be?

16 mg: Is the highest dose listed in the pdr (drug manual). However, most people are not on this dose. Average doses are probably between 1 and 8 mg, with 4 mg being about average. ...Read more

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Is risperidone better tolerated over time?

Is risperidone better tolerated over time?

Medication including: Risperidone is better tolerated over time as the body develops ability to deal with it. Some individuals do not develop ability to tolerate certain medications in which case review with the prescriber is necessary to determine reason and possible alternative medication. Adjustments can be made to improve tolerability to some side effects (e.g., shift to bedtime if sedation occurs). Best regards. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the half life of risperidone?

Could you tell me what is the half life of risperidone?

Depends: 20 hours after oral administration and 2.9-6 days after injection into a muscle. ...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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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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How can risperidone cause weight gain?

How can risperidone cause weight gain?

See below: For some people, Risperidone can make them feel more hungry, so they eat more and gain weight. Risperidone can also affect how your body uses sugar, and this makes it tend to gain more weight. ...Read more

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How does risperidone cause weight gain?

How does risperidone cause weight gain?

Risperidone: Metabolic changes, as seen by dose-dependent elevations of cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL and VLDL concentrations within 6 weeks of risperidone therapy, are other atypical features seen in our patient. The combination of increasing weight along with abdominal adiposity and dyslipidaemic changes may herald the onset of metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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How is to cold turkey risperidone and benztropine at 2mg?

How is to cold turkey risperidone and benztropine at 2mg?

Talk to your doctor: It is not a good idea to stop these medications cold turkey. You can experience neuromuscular side effects as well as a recurrence of symptoms for which the medication is prescribed. Please talk to your doctor before making any changes such as stopping your medicine. Talk about your reasons for wanting to stop your medicine. There may be some other treatment options for you. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What to do if I doubled meds (sertraline and risperidone)?

What to do if I doubled meds (sertraline and risperidone)?

Depends: Dear Neilia6 - it depends on the reasons for taking those medications, the actual doses, and whether you are having any adverse reactions. Can you be more specific? ...Read more

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Would risperidone 0.5mg help with anxiety and body tremors?

Would risperidone 0.5mg help with anxiety and body tremors?

Pretty much depends: I'm not a huge fan of risperdal when it comes to controlling "body tremors"....anxiety is perhaps a different story but I also think there might be better ways to handle that sort of problem as well. Describe these body tremors. Limb jerks? Shivering/quivering, anxiousness in public?? ...Read more

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Just wondering whether risperidone is good for autism patients?

Just wondering whether risperidone is good for autism patients?

It can be: Risperdol can be very helpful in treating the aggression and irritability patients with autistic spectrum disorders sometimes exhibit. It does not treat the autism its self. ...Read more

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Is risperidone harmful for someone who has afib and is over 80?

Is risperidone harmful for someone who has afib and is over 80?

Risk vs benefits: No antipsychotic is fda approved for treatment in elderly. You have to weight your risk and benefits to see if taking the medication will be more beneficial. All antipsychotics have the potential to increase your qt interval which could cause the afib to get worse. I encourage you to talk to the prescriber about this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about cold turkey risperidone and benztropine at 2mg?

Can you tell me about cold turkey risperidone and benztropine at 2mg?

Bad idea: You need to see the doctor who prescribed you those medications to review your treatment under medical supervision. These medications have to be slowly tapered never abruptly stopped. Take a second opinion by consulting with another doctor, if you prefer but please do not go cold turkey, best wishes for your health! ...Read more

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I took risperidone 1mg and oxycodone 5mg, are they safe to take together?

I took risperidone 1mg and oxycodone 5mg, are they safe to take together?

If prescribed: If your physician has prescribed these for you, they can be safely taken together. ...Read more

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Does seroquel (quetiapine) affect emotions similarly to lithium and risperidone?

Does seroquel (quetiapine) affect emotions similarly to lithium and risperidone?

Yes and No.: Depending on the dose, as with lithium and risperidone, seroquel (quetiapine) can be used as a mood stabilizer, an antidepressant, or both. Like, risperidone, seroquel (quetiapine) is classified as an atypical antipsychotic and its effects are more similar to that drug than lithium. However, everyone is unique and I have seen the same patient respond very differently to these three medications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to try to cold turkey risperidone and benztropine at 2mg?

Can you tell me about it's like to try to cold turkey risperidone and benztropine at 2mg?

Better to discuss: Usually stopping these medications cold turkey don't cause discontinuation syndrome, but that doesn't mean its not possible. Better to discuss your concerns and why you would want to come off the medications and see if there are other treatment options with your physician. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Risperidal (Definition)

Risperidal is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug ...Read more