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What is prescribed risperidone used for?

What is prescribed risperidone used for?

Lots of things: Originally, Risperidone was prescribed for psychosis in schizophrenia, but now we use it for other things: mood stabilization, aggression in autism, tics, ocd, and even stuttering. ...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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Can Risperdal 0.5mg used for life is any problem for long use ?

Can Risperdal 0.5mg used for life is any problem for long use ?

Risperdal: Can be used for life. It is low dose. Watch for diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol every 3 months. Watch for tremors, muscle stiffness or fever which can be life threatening. Watch for lactation ...Read more

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How to know what is bentropine and risperidone used together for?

They work together: The Risperidone is an antipsychotic that can treat paranoia, abnormal thoughts and agitation. The benztropine is an anticholinergic agent that is intended to reduce muscular spasms and a condition called dystonia that can sometimes occur when medications like Risperidone are used. ...Read more

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Just taken 56mg risperidone?

Just taken 56mg risperidone?

Risperdal: Dose is quite high. Go to er right away. ...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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Does risperidone work right away?

Does risperidone work right away?

In some respects: It depends on the desired effect. It eases acute agitation right away. Its antipsychotic effect usually takes a couple days to start. If given to "help" an antidepressant work (not FDA approved for this), that usually takes a few days too. As with most psychiatric meds, side-effects (e.g., sedation) can occur right away, but you often have to wait for the benefits. ...Read more

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Can risperidone be prescribed prn?

Can risperidone be prescribed prn?

Not usually: I suppose a doctor could prescribe Risperidone prn, but this wouldn't be utilizing it effectively. It needs consistent use for best results. ...Read more

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What amount risperidone is needed?

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 do I get off risperdal safely?

Recommend: That Risperdal dose be safely stair stepped down under physician supervision. Take care. ...Read more