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Husband off risperdal completely since 11/19/2012, tapered down. How long does it take to fully recover from drug. He only took it for 7mths.

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Risperdal

Not sure what & if he is having symptoms related to the illness or coming off of the risperdal.
Might help if u describe the symptoms.

In brief: Risperdal

Not sure what & if he is having symptoms related to the illness or coming off of the risperdal.
Might help if u describe the symptoms.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Tardive dyskinesia?

Risperdal has a half-life of about 20 hours (time body takes to get rid of 1/2 of the medicine) and so 5-7 days after the last dose there should not be much left in his system. By 2 wks, probably it is undetectable.
If he experienced "tardive dyskinesia" (random movement of mouth/central body muscles), this is not reversible. If he had no side effect, he should be fine now. Consult doc. Good luck.

In brief: Tardive dyskinesia?

Risperdal has a half-life of about 20 hours (time body takes to get rid of 1/2 of the medicine) and so 5-7 days after the last dose there should not be much left in his system. By 2 wks, probably it is undetectable.
If he experienced "tardive dyskinesia" (random movement of mouth/central body muscles), this is not reversible. If he had no side effect, he should be fine now. Consult doc. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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In brief: Prolactin levels

There is a direct correlation between blood prolactin levels and blood levels of Risperdal present in the body.
When Risperdal is increased the prolactin level increases proportionately. If Risperdal is discontinued once the prolactin level returns back to normal then the effects are no longer present. Prolactin levels fall within days of stopping oral medication, normalizing in 7 - 10 days.

In brief: Prolactin levels

There is a direct correlation between blood prolactin levels and blood levels of Risperdal present in the body.
When Risperdal is increased the prolactin level increases proportionately. If Risperdal is discontinued once the prolactin level returns back to normal then the effects are no longer present. Prolactin levels fall within days of stopping oral medication, normalizing in 7 - 10 days.
Dr. Christopher Dunham
Dr. Christopher Dunham
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