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Bill Engelhart Says:
Can respidol cause Dystonia?

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Verwon Says:
The correct name is Risperdal, which will help you in finding information.

Here's the monograph listing with more information:


It can cause some trembling as a serious side effect.

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bECKY Says:
Does Risperdol cause withdrawals when you come off of the medication?

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Jenna Says:
I haven't witnessed any withdrawls. However an overdose could be brain damaging. An overdose will cause the person to become highly lethargic, pale skin, fatigue. It can slow the respitory system and potentially stop the heart beat. Of course this depends on how much is taken. This is an RX that needs to be taken in low doeses at first and gradually increased. Results aren't usually seen until the desired dose amount is reached, however some people may not require a full dose amount to see results. This med is used for Bipolar disorder and some autism.

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Diane S.Michigan Says:
Respedol? BEWARE of this drug. My 19 year old was prescribed Respidol. After taking 1/2 of a 2mg tablet she ended up in the emergency room. She woke up pale and complained of feeling funny. Her blood pressure was very low and she passed out. The ambulance took her to the hospital because of a low heartbeat and during further testing her heart stopped for 5 seconds. This drug has many severe side effects. Be very careful. Cardiac arrest is one. Read about any drug before taking them.

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Yolanda Says:
I'm concerned about Respsidol being provided to my brother. He has always been depressed and does very well on Zoloft. However, he is now on Respidol and claims to hear voices. Has never heard voices in the past. Is this something that could happen if a person does not need the med?

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grandma Says:
They have put my grandson on this medication and he has been breaking out in a rash and tried to kill himself. He has tried to tell them it makes him feel bad but they willnot listen

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eth.k Says:
ive been diagnosed as a psychotic with numerous mental disorders. i took half a tablet before bed, felt fine..the next day i was having paranoia attacks (worse than usual) cutting a long story short, my workplace suspended me with pay for a month or two till i get my head right. i told the doctor that prescribed me it what happend, and she would not listen at all. be careful with this drug.

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Nicole Kelly Says:
Please be careful of respidol. I took 1 pill, and ended up in the ER! I had horrible muscle spasms, and I was disoriented for hours!

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Betty Says:
councellors say that my 14yr old child should be on risperdal to calm dow some of his aggression but was wondering if there are herbal meds. on could use that would work. Also our 12 yr old is on strattera for oppositional compulsive disorder whrere we were told that it may help calm him down. again I wonder of any side effects to consider as he has a heart murmur. herbal definitely is a strong option. Please let me know.

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ernie Says:
I am On respidol shots every two weeks. My days and nights are turned around and I can't seem to do anything about it . any suggestions.

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shanzay Says:
y do use respidol? is it for hyperactive people?

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Sunny Says:
I have a brother who is also on Respidol. He also complains of hearing voices. I am a Social Worker, and several of the clients I work with who are on Respidol, also complain of hearing voices. I don't know why this is so.

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shanzay Says:
thanx for correction

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Patricia Says:
my friends mam is on respidol and she seems much worse than she was she is extra paranoid she is very agitated frightened of different colours for different reasons she does'nt seem to know what she is even doing most of the time she keeps repeating herself she even looks very yellow in colour
could you tell me if these are side effects related to this medication.

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Theresia Says:
I'm fine during the work week, but on the weekends I find that I am the poster girl forclinical depression. I currently take Adderal, Cymbalta and Wellbutrin. My sister takes Effexor and Respirdal and says this is the first time she can remember feeling 'normal'. Mental health issues fun in the mternal side of our family; both mother and uncle diagnosed schizophrenia -uncle institutionalized his enter adult life and out moher should have been. What do you think? I do go to a psychiatrist, but just for meds. I feel likeI am fighting a losing battle. I'll be 49 in July - does my age have any bearing on y mental health status?

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Owen Says:
On this med as well as minepress n zoloft! Freaking awsome stuff, im not angry or sad (bipolar) and i dont have ptsd nightmares. Less side effects on this than my clexia,remeron,trazadone daily coctail (no shaking, tremors, grinding yeeth, dizyness) but i am more scatterbrained.

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Mary Says:
I swear that I could have (maybe I did?) written the question. It describes EXACTLY my drug regimen, how I am on weekends and what my sister takes and how she is doing. NOW I am beginning to feel paranoid - DID I write that??? Very bizarre...

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irina Says:
if she is yellow, it indicates the liver toxicity.

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Paul Says:
My 84 yr old Mother has been on this drug for 3 years. After frontal lobe brain surgery she's been on many different cocktail. This with celexa has cut down the aggression considerably, but she has cloudy thinking and is very lethargic. but no more kicking and biting. Would love to know about other dopamine inhibitors or suppressants that other have experienced.

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