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Im taking risperidol and can't control my hunger/eating, is this a normal side effect?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

Can have wt gain with resperdal but this is not s common side effect--watch carbs look 4 other possible causes.

In brief: Possible

Can have wt gain with resperdal but this is not s common side effect--watch carbs look 4 other possible causes.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dispersal & Wt gain

I have had many patients gain excessive weight on risperdal.
I try and switch the person to geodon, (ziprasidone) if possible, when that happens. I also use the medication metformin, which is indicated for diabetes. I find metformin helps with the weight gain which can help prevent diabetes. Other helpful medications are Naltrexone and topiramate. All need careful monitoring.

In brief: Dispersal & Wt gain

I have had many patients gain excessive weight on risperdal.
I try and switch the person to geodon, (ziprasidone) if possible, when that happens. I also use the medication metformin, which is indicated for diabetes. I find metformin helps with the weight gain which can help prevent diabetes. Other helpful medications are Naltrexone and topiramate. All need careful monitoring.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Yes

All second generation anti psychotics may cause this effect to a greater or lesser degree.
Zonisamide was shown is a few small studies to block this effect but it may reduce efficacy of the treatment as well. Topamax (topiramate) and Naltrexone may also help.

In brief: Yes

All second generation anti psychotics may cause this effect to a greater or lesser degree.
Zonisamide was shown is a few small studies to block this effect but it may reduce efficacy of the treatment as well. Topamax (topiramate) and Naltrexone may also help.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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