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What does Mylan-Risperidone medication to to the body and brain? What are the side effects in taking this medication long term?

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

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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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Please help me out! In concern with the medication risperidone/risperdal side effects!?

Please help me out! In concern with the medication risperidone/risperdal side effects!?

Risperdal: Like all medicines can cause side effects. Talk with your doctor about what you are experiencing! ...Read more

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I told my counsellor at school that I have anxiety and stress and then my doctor prescribed me with risperidone is this a medication mistake?

I told my counsellor at school that I have anxiety and stress and then my doctor prescribed me with risperidone is this a medication mistake?

Sounds inappropriate: Risperidone is an antipsychotic used for scjizophrenia and occasionally for bipolar disorder.It is often overused by providers for anxiety and depression for which it is not indicated. I suggest seeing a psychopharmacologist. Risperidone is a heavy drug and should not be used for anxiety and stress.Cognitive behavioral therapy, exercise, sleeping and meditation will do you more good without the risk ...Read more

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I had asthma as a child, not so much as an adult, and I take clonazepam, fluoxetine and risperidone. What OTC pain medications can I take?

I had asthma as a child, not so much as an adult, and I take clonazepam, fluoxetine and risperidone. What OTC pain medications can I take?

Acetaminophen: OTC is fine, doesn't interact with the medicines you are on, however be cautious with multiple medications. You already are on risperidone which interacts with fluoxetine and clonazepam, watch out for that, keep your follow up, ask your doctor about adjusting dosages or finding alternatives as per his/her clinical judgement, best wishes ...Read more

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If tinnitus was caused by a medication/s then should it disappear when the medication stops (been more than 1 year)? -Risperidone, Cetalipram

If tinnitus was caused by a medication/s then should it disappear when the medication stops (been more than 1 year)? -Risperidone, Cetalipram

Maybe: I know that's unsatisfying - but true. Most providers say it should go away or diminish greatly. But 'may' is not for sure. It also could be that there's other reasons for it too and they remain after side effects are gone. Be examined for the simple wax type causes and ask that provider for ideas. Psych (and other) meds have side effects. Only use w/ care. Https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Tinnitus ...Read more

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What medications are available for a 4 yr old to take with the diagnosis of intermittent explosive and mood disorder? Tried risperidone but weight gain

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What medications are available for a 4 yr old to take with the diagnosis of intermittent explosive and mood disorder? Tried risperidone but weight gain

Explosive do: For that age, most meds. Would be used off label, very cautiously, and supervised by child psychiatrist and pediatritian, depending on diagnosis and without done. I use low dose mood stabilizers and clonidine, but discuss with his doctor. ...Read more

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I recently discovered I take three medications that metabolize by the same liver enzyme, paroxetine 20mg, wellbutrin300mg, risperidone. 75mg for 3 yea?

I recently discovered I take three medications that metabolize by the same liver enzyme, paroxetine 20mg, wellbutrin300mg, risperidone. 75mg for 3 yea?

Med interactions: Medications taken together can have interactions with each other, in part because of what you noted--being metabolized by the same liver enzyme. These interactions can have the results of making medications either stronger or weaker (depending on the specific interaction). I would base the evaluation on whether the medications are addressing the symptoms--if not, you should let your doctor know. ...Read more

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I took risperidone, I started having breast pain (im a male) since then I stopped the medication but still have pain for a week now, when will itgo away?

I took risperidone, I started having breast pain (im a male) since then I stopped the medication but still have pain for a week now, when will itgo away?

Well: First of all you need to see a doctor to see why you have breast pain. And you need an exam dispersal may or may not have anything to do with this. That is why you need an exam first You need to start with a diagnosis ...Read more

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I'm on risperidone, mirtazepine and praxis in. Before I was on any medication I had a traumatic event happen and my period stopped. Should I beconcerne?

I'm on risperidone, mirtazepine and praxis in. Before I was on any medication I had a traumatic event happen and my period stopped. Should I beconcerne?

Hope you're talking: ...with someone on a regular basis. Do you know whether or not you've been diagnosed with Post traumatic Stress Disorder? If so, then, please look for programs in your area for this special type of stress disorder that requires aggressive intervention...possibly more than what you're getting...for example, are you having nightmares? Wanna chat? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Will taking 100mg on Zoloft (sertraline) cause me to gain weight? Will risperidone cause me to gain weight? Is it possible to not take medications with bipolar?

Will taking 100mg on Zoloft (sertraline) cause me to gain weight? Will risperidone cause me to gain weight? Is it possible to not take medications with bipolar?

Both can: Bipolar disorder is a serious medical/psychiatric illness and needs to be treated. Consequences of poor treatment or no treatment are devastating; loss of brain cells, poor functioning in life, lower quality of life and rapid cycling of the disorder. Both zoloft (sertraline) and Risperdal you mentioned have weight as side effects more so with Risperdal than zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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Can risperidone/risperidal cause frequent urination and fatigue problems after about 8 months on the medication? All tests are fine with urologist.

Can risperidone/risperidal cause frequent urination and fatigue problems after about 8 months on the medication? All tests are fine with urologist.

Blood sugar?: Sometimes some other labs help explain this situation. Usually your psychiatrist may order those tests, mostly if you mention this. Other conditions related (or not) to the Risperidone may cause your symptoms. Consult your dr. ...Read more

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I cant stop eating and purge for a very long time I have took alot of medications but with no effect (prozac, risperidal, (risperidone) anafranil and efexor xr). help please?

I cant stop eating and purge for a very long time I have took alot of medications but with no effect (prozac, risperidal, (risperidone) anafranil and efexor xr). help please?

If you purge: Frequently you may well be expelling the medications you are taking. Please see a doctor. You may get the help you need in a hospital and then outpatient therapy w/someone who specializes in eating disorders. Peace and good health. Purging will also ruin your teeth. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for bipolar affective disorder. Age 25. Diagnosed 5 yrs back. Left medication after 3 months. Risperidone, pacitone, divalporex.

Natural remedies for bipolar affective disorder. Age 25. Diagnosed 5 yrs back. Left medication after 3 months. Risperidone, pacitone, divalporex.

Not a good plan: Bipolar disorder can have very severe episodes of depression & mania. So far, there are no natural remedies which consistently prevent these without the person also being on a mood stabilizer at least. Even as a homeopathic physician I do not take my patients off of their mood stabilizers -- although with good treatment they may be able to taper down or even off of other pharmaceuticals. Sorry! ...Read more

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Which is the best medication for really bad anxiety other than benzodiazapines? I am already on risperidone, celexa and depakote. I have also tried Buspar (buspirone) with no relief.

Which is the best medication for really bad anxiety other than benzodiazapines? I am already on risperidone, celexa and depakote. I have also tried Buspar (buspirone) with no relief.

No single best: There is no single best medication- different things work for different people. However, I would advise not relying only on medication. Even bad anxiety can respond to counseling (like cognitive behavioral therapy), meditation, exercise, emotional freedom technique, homeopathy, supplements like magnesium, b complex, l-theanine & 5-htp & herbs like holy basil & ashwagandha. Consult a holistic doc! ...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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Please explain which drugs are effective in treating akathisia caused by risperidone 2mg?

Please explain which drugs are effective in treating akathisia caused by risperidone 2mg?

Effective agents: Akathisia is somtimes reversible once the causative agent has been identified & discontinued, but in some cases may become permanent. Case reports & small randomized studies suggest that benzodiazepines, propranolol, & anticholinergics may help tx. Acute akathisia somewhat, but are much less effective in treating chronic akathisia. Taylor et al. Found success in lowering the dose of antipsychotic. ...Read more

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What is risperidone (anti-psychotic drug) prescribed for?

What is risperidone (anti-psychotic drug) prescribed for?

Psychosis, bipolar: Psychosis is a break with reality, symptoms can include delusions or hallucinations. Conditions include schizophrenia or mood disorder with psychosis. Risperidone is one of several "second-generation" antipsychotics that can relieve such symptoms. Others are quetiapine, lurasidone and aripiprazole. Risperidone and the other second-generations are also used as mood stabilizers in bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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What is risperidone (anti-psychotic drug) prescribed for?

What is risperidone (anti-psychotic drug) prescribed for?

Risperidone...: ...is a "second-generation" or "atypical" antipsychotic originally developed for schizophrenia. It is also used for schizoaffective disorder and as a mood stabilizer in bipolar disorder. Off-label uses can be for severe anxiety, anger and to augment antidepressant medications (similar to aripiprazole). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: risperidone drug level?

Blood test: A Risperidone drug level refers to the blood test that measure the concentration of the antipsychotic medication, risperidone. Generally a level is not necessary and the medication is dosed based on response to its maximum. One would maybe get a level if adherence issues arise or metabolism issues are suspected. ...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

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Yesterday I went cold turkey from 125 mg Zoloft (sertraline) and. 5 mg risperidone and am feeling weird. Will I hallucinate I don't want to take drugs anymore?

Yesterday I went cold turkey from 125 mg Zoloft (sertraline) and. 5 mg risperidone and am feeling weird. Will I hallucinate I don't want to take drugs anymore?

Must restart meds: My firm and immediate recommendation is that you go back on your medication so that you don't have any type of withdrawal symptoms at all. Hallucinations are absolutely no fun. Your dose of Risperidone is very low and you're on a very moderate dose of zoloft (sertraline). If you're having difficulty with side effects of the medication please contact your psychiatrist to discuss it with him immediately. Never stop the medication precipitously on your own. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of withdrawal of anti psychotic drugs such as risperidone / haloperidol?

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

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What is the best of these three drugs for schizo paranoid; chlorpromazine, risperidone, divalproex..

Different meds: Each person is different. Chlorpromazine (thorazine) is in a class of antipsychotic medications called neuroleptics. For some people with psychotic disorders it is just the right medication. However, I believe that most psychiatrists would want a trial of a newer class of medication called atypical antipsychotics first (side effect profile & effect on negative symptoms of schizophrenia). >>. ...Read more

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My nephew is 23 has autism. He is on Clonazepam 0.5mg twice a day and Risperidone 0.25mg twice a day and Divalproex extended release 500 mg a day. For temper he still needs alittle something what do you suggest no psychotic drug please.

My nephew is 23 has autism. He is on Clonazepam 0.5mg twice a day and Risperidone 0.25mg twice a day and Divalproex extended release 500 mg a day. For temper he still needs alittle something what do you suggest no psychotic drug please.

No quick fix: Temper is a nonspecific complaint. This could be due to a specific comorbid condition that itself requires further treatment, or part of autistic irritability. Often we see cognitive rigidity as difficulty w/ transitions.

FDA approved agents for irritability in autism are Abilify and RIsperdal. He needs to be seen by a child psychiatrist or neurologist w/ expertise in this group of patients. ...Read more

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Just taken 56mg risperidone?

Risperdal: Dose is quite high. Go to er right away. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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