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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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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What are the side effects of risperidone when treating OCD?

What are the side effects of risperidone when treating OCD?

Risperdal: Is a second-generation antipsychotic used for treating psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia, mood disorders & organic psychoses. Depending on dose, can cause weight gain, restlessness & effects of increased prolactin such as breast tenderness/breast discharge/menstrual cycle changes. ...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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I'm taking risperidone for years now, can piracetam improve its cognitive side effects safely?

Maybe: Risperidone has cognitive side effects in some people due to its anticholinergic activity. Piracetam may have some theoretical benefits. You should notice something within 2-4 weeks otherwise I would discontinue it. ...Read more

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If you go off risperidal (risperidone) without doctor supervision could it have serious health risks?

If you go off risperidal (risperidone) without doctor supervision could it have serious health risks?

Yes: Psychiatric medications such as Risperdal have serious side effects, and also cause physical withdrawal problems. In addition to experiencing physical withdrawal symptoms, you are likely to have re-occurrence of the psychiatric symptoms the Risperdal was treating in the first place. Please see your doctor right away to discuss whether or not you should discontinue this medication. ...Read more

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I'm on adderal, ciprilex, and risperidone. Can I become a cop. Or can I get a firearms lisence since I'm on meds?

I'm on adderal, ciprilex, and risperidone. Can I become a cop. Or can I get a firearms lisence since I'm on meds?

I do not know but: Can start looking for the answer here. I treat police on similar meds and they have not been relieved of their duties in the us.
www. Ehow. Com/...requirements...police-officer-canada. Html
requirements to become a police officer in canada. Canada has more than 19, 000 police officers with the royal canadian mounted police (rcmp). As of july 2010, the. .. ...Read more

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I'm switching from olanzapine to risperidone. What is the equivalent dose of risperidone, that will equal 15 mg of olanzapine?

I'm switching from olanzapine to risperidone. What is the equivalent dose of risperidone, that will equal 15 mg of olanzapine?

No established: Equivalent dose. Prescriber will know your circumstances and rationally guide switch observing for response and side effects. Olanzapine should be tapered off over a period of 3-4 wks due to risk of withdrawal symptoms. Risperidone can be started week 1 of Olanzapine taper and titrated to target in 1 week. Best regards for success. ...Read more

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Nurse says I should learn to cope with psychotic hallucinations and stop taking risperidone? Though the risperidone was to stop them?

Nurse says I should learn to cope with psychotic hallucinations and stop taking risperidone? Though the risperidone was to stop them?

Risperidone: Yes, Risperidone is an antipsychotic medicine which should help with hallucinations. I don't know why a nurse would suggest you stop taking it if you have hallucinations. It's true, however, that in some cases hallucinations continue despite medications. In these situations people do try to learn to cope with them. Talk with your psychiatrist about your own case and options. ...Read more

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I have bd type 2 meds changed from 2mg risperidone daily to 10mg Abilify (aripiprazole) what side effects or should I be aware of? #very afraid

Sedation, dystonia: The two most conmon side effects to be on the look out for are sedation and dystonia. The change in medicine you are describing is roughly equivalent in strength so I am not anticipating major problems for you although everyone is different! I would talk with your prescribing physician about your concerns! Stay safe! ...Read more

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Off risperidone for 2 weeks, was dose 1mg but now appear to be suffering from what I call a 'cloudy head'. how long would withdrawal effects last?

Off risperidone for 2 weeks, was dose 1mg but now appear to be suffering from what I call a 'cloudy head'. how long would withdrawal effects last?

Discuss w/ doctor: I hope your doctor guided your withdrawal slowly and monitored you during that time. In any case, that physician is the best person to help you deal w/ this residual effect. It's one of the most important aspects of medication treatment for psychological problems and part of high quality, appropriate practice. I hope it clears fairly soon and you can see progress toward clarity once you know signs ...Read more

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Are citalopram and risperidone MAOI drugs?

Are citalopram and risperidone MAOI drugs?

No: Citalopram is a selective serotonin re uptake inhibitor and is an antidepressant, resperidone is a monoamine antagonist and is a second generation antipsychotic. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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


Dr. John Landi
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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