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Is it safe to take risperidone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take risperidone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Maybe: Resperidone is a very potent medication used for some forms of mental illness. In women who need it, it may need to be taken during pregnancy and they may be counseled to avoid breastfeeding. Bables born to mothers on respiradol may have some withdrawl symptoms at birth. Talk to your doctor before stopping respiradol, or if you are considering pregnancy and you take it. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Fluoxetine and resperidone for my autism, but worried i could be pregnant.. can the test come out negative?

Fluoxetine and resperidone for my autism, but worried i could be pregnant.. can the test come out negative?

Coordinate Drs.: With this diagnosis, you would need to see your ob/gyn and psychiatrist and request they coordinate with you about the risks and benefits of the pregnancy. In general, there are psychotropics that are relatively safe staring in the second trimester forward. Take care. ...Read more

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Is 0.25mg of risperidone safe to take with 20mg of celexa (citalopram)? I seen commercials about bad things about risperidone. ...

Is 0.25mg of risperidone safe to take with 20mg of celexa (citalopram)? I seen commercials about bad things about risperidone. ...

TV dramatized but?: If prescribed for approved indication or accepted off-label use usually ok. However w/citalopram, even low doses can experience sedation, fatigue & dizziness especially if citalopram is already causing these SE's. Escitalopram[Lexapro] has less SE's. Also were tests normal? Discuss these and Dx's w/your Dr. if not a Psychiatrist, t/c consult. Were baseline labs done w/endocrine. Prolactin? ...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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Is lamictal and risperidal (risperidone) safe to take with decongestant?

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 it safe to switch from .5 mg risperidone to 12.5 mg seroquel (quetiapine)?

Is it safe to switch from .5 mg risperidone to 12.5 mg seroquel (quetiapine)?

Yes: It should be safe. Ask your prescribing physician for more information! ...Read more

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Is it safe if you take 150mg Sertraline & 0.5mg Risperidone ?

Is it safe if you take 150mg Sertraline & 0.5mg Risperidone 























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Yes: Those two medications are safe to take in those doses together. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take paroxetine w/ risperidone. I feel weary about taking them together bc I always took something else with the risperidone.

Is it safe to take paroxetine w/ risperidone. I feel weary about taking them together bc I always took something else with the risperidone.

Be cautious !: Concurrent use of PAROXETINE and risperdal may result in increased risk of QT interval prolongation; increased CYP2D6 substrate exposure. ...Read more

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Why did risperidone make me fat?

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Risperdal: It antagonizes Serotonin 2C receptors, leading to weight gain. ...Read more

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What amount risperidone is needed?

Varies greatly: That's a tough question and it depends on quite a few factors. Things to consider include your diagnosis, gender, weight, metabolism, other preexisting medical conditions...but most importantly your response is one of the greatest factors in determining the dose that is just right for you. ...Read more

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How big should a risperidone dosage be?

There is none: there is no standard dose. it depends on what is being treated and what the medication is being used for. discuss your concerns with your physician. ...Read more

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Hi! What is the normal dose of risperidone?

Hi! What is the normal dose of risperidone?

Risperidone dosing: guide: RISPERDAL® can be administered once or twice daily. Initial dosing is 2 mg per day. May increase the dose at intervals of 24 hours or greater, in increments of 1 to 2 mg per day, as tolerated, to a recommended dose of 4 to 8 mg per day. In some patients, slower titration may be appropriate. However prescriber MUST determine individual needs which vary greatly. Best regards. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: risperidone?

What is the definition or description of: risperidone?

Newer Antipsychotic: 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 long acting injectable form. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of risperidone?

What are the side effects of risperidone?

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

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What are the side effects of taking risperidone?

What are the side effects of taking risperidone?

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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Gary Sandler
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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