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Risperidol Side Effects
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
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
Many potential side: As with any medication there are many potential side effects. It is important to weigh risk vs benefit. It can be sedating for some people at least initially. Weight gain and metabolic problems are common. Muscle spasms, tremors, and other movement disorders and many other problems can occur. Please talk to your doctor and let them know all medications you are taking as some may have interactions ...Read more
Risperidone: First, 0.25 mg is a very low dose of risperidone, making any side effects less likely. This group of medications can have several effects, mostly drowsiness/sleep disturbances, mood swings, headaches, and runny nose. Other rare long term effects your doctor will be looking out for are metabolic issues and effects on white blood cells. ...Read more
The worst...: You could get nms which is a high fever, stiffness, confusion and possibly death, it is rare, tardive dyskinesia which is involuntary movements, rare but possibly permenent, rarely fatal. Diabetes with ketoacidosis, which can be fatal, very very rarely a pituitary tumor, rarely very low white blood cells, very rarely worse mania or psychosis. These are very rare side effects. ...Read more
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
It depends: Sedation usually goes away, weight usually does not, the movemnt side effects usually do not go away on their own, stomach side effects usualy go away, sexual side effects usually do not. Side effects are often remiated by lowering the dose. If that doesn't work, and sometimes it doesn't, then the Risperdal will have to be stopped. ...Read more
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
Risperdal: Like all medicines can cause side effects. Talk with your doctor about what you are experiencing! ...Read more
I found out the effects of risperidone and I want to quit. I am getting fat and other side effects. But what about withdrawal? What do I do? Quit?
Discuss with your dr: There is no withdrawal per se, but there is a risk of relapse. Alternatives should be discussed with your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
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
What does Mylan-Risperidone medication to to the body and brain? What are the side effects in taking this medication long term?
Not sure about the:
"Mylan" part but risperidone is a potent anti-psychotic which is also used to treat BI-POLAR disorders
It is a drug which helps BALANCE the chemicals in the brain which are related to MOOD (AFFECT) and THOUGHT. Discuss the long term effects with the Prescriber!!! It is clear you have to "have a talk"!
In the meantime, I hope this helps!
DrZ ...Read more
What are the side effects of withdrawal of anti psychotic drugs such as risperidone / haloperidol?
Depends: After taking medications like Haldol (haloperidol) for an extended period of time, some have something called withdrawal dyskinesias when stopping those medications. This means abnormal muscle movements which should go away in time. The other problem can be a return of the symptoms which were present in the first place for which the meds were prescribed, like psychosis. Check with your doctor first. ...Read more
I have just been prescribed topimax to combat the significant weight gain from taking risperidone and Geodone. Any harmful side effects?
Topamax: It is always good to find out about potential side effects & drug- drug interactions. Here is a comprehensive list of possible side effects for Drugs. Com: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/topamax-side-effects. Html ...Read more
Do you have to taper off one psychotic to begin the other one? From risperidone to clozapine. Tell me more about side effects too, e.G. Drooling.
No: While it depends to some degree upon the condition that the antipsychotic is treating, you do not generally have to taper one before beginning another. In the case of going from Risperidone to clozaril, (clozapine) as Clozaril (clozapine) has to be titrated, usually you would remain on Risperdal until on enough Clozaril (clozapine) to likely control symptoms. Then you would begin lowering the Risperidone gradually. ...Read more
I am on risperidone, palodrel, clomid, (clomiphene) folic acid, multivitamins. I'm afraid about side effects & toxins. Pls what do you advice?
Risperdal: I advise talking with your treatment team (psychiatrist, pcp & ob/gyn.) about risks versus benefits of medications while planning to get pregnant. ...Read more
Any better alternative to risperidone, given its side effects, for me to discuss with my mom's doc? She had a TIA and developed occassional hallucinations. She has lewys body dementia/parkinsons.
Unfortunately, all the medications in this class are called antipsychotics and have a warning for use in patients with dementia.
There have been reported incidents of sudden death. Lewy bodies complicates the picture. L.B. Pts can develop rigidity and be very sensitive to this class of med. Talk with your dr about alternative txs. Determine if the tx out weighs the risk or this type of med. ...Read more
I take risperidone. It has cognitive sideffects due to anticholinergic activity. What can I do to treat it? Will Alpha GPC, choline or lecithin help?
Dose of Risperdone: Important. See more anticholinergic side effects at doses greater than 1 mg. Parkinsonism above mg. Concomitant use of Ginko may worsen situation. Ginko has not shown to improve long term cogntive issues. One study in China with concomitant use of Risperdal has been completed but results are unavailable at this time. Another study looking at use of Risperdal with Ginko in autism showed no benefit. ...Read more
Possible: Can have wt gain with resperdal but this is not s common side effect--watch carbs look 4 other possible causes. ...Read more
I began to feel nerve pain and anxiety when I stopped taking risperidone for a few day. Is that a common side effect.
Risperidone: You experienced these effects after stopping the medication. Your experience is certainly not abnormal. It should get better within a few days. ...Read more
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
It depends: "Overdose" can mean different things, from an unnecessarily high dosage to a potentially deadly comatose state. There is also the question of low long. If these matters are clarified, as well as what was behind the overrdose, then perhaps an answer to your question can be offered. ...Read more
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;
dizziness or headache;
problem. ...Read more
Answer: There are a few medications to try to control the side effects off the antipsychotic medications. Cogentin (benztropine) works well and is well tolerated ...Read more