Does risperdal consta alone cause weight gain or is it increased appetite cause I've experience a great deal of increased appetite?

Risperdal. Risperdal consta may cause increased appetite and weight gain. It is not well known the mechanism of interfering with glucose metabolism, causing higher risk to develop diabetes. Please maintain a lean diet, exercise, don't smoke, and check your blood sugar regularly, more if you have family members with diabetes. The benefits of the medicine are higher than the risks. Check with your doctor.