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Weight gain on Risperdal

I have recently started on Risperdal and I'm worried about weight gain as it makes me hungry all the time. I'd be interested to know from others whether you gained weight on this drug even though you ate normally or whether it was because you were hungry all the time? ## Hello, Jo! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. Yes, Risperdal is well known to cause weight gain and appetite increase in some people that take it. My ex-husband was on it for awhile and it became a big problem for him, since he is also diabetic. Other side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, sedation and somnolence. However, if you are aware of the problem and control how much you eat, you may be able to avoid gaining a lot. Is anyone else taking this? ## Hi. I was p...

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Used for bi polar conditions ## Can respidol cause Dystonia? ## The correct name is Risperdal, which will help you in finding information. ## Does Risperdol cause withdrawals when you come off of the medication? ## 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. ## Respedol? BE...

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My boyfriend was put on this medicine for anger

My boyfriend was just recently put on risperdal about 4 days ago.. they said it would help him with his anger problems..will this medication help him or does he need to quit using it and be switched to another one.?? ## Risperdal is an excellent drug for anger management, however, the benefits will not become apparent for several weeks. Psychotherapy always helps. ## Risperdal contains the active ingredient Risperidone, it is used to treat various mental health issues, and for its sedative like properties, so yes, it may help him a lot, with his anger issues. Ref: Risperdal Information The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, drowsiness, somnolence, and weight changes. Is he on any other medications? What dosage did they put him on?

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risperdal for severe hallucinations / bipolar

Hi, I am 25 years old and have just been prescribed risperdal For my severe auditory, visual, and tactile hallucinations from bipolar mania psychosis. I went to therapy today and explained about my previous week, full of terrifying and vivid hallucinations and the delusional State that followed- I did not believe my husband when he attempted to explain that I was hallucinating and was sure that he would have me institutionalized (yet again), when that wasn't the case. For example: I actually believed that mirrors were a gateway to a different spirit plane and watched as a winged demon by the name of Riley Blue came through and attempted to claim my soul if he successfully persuaded me to commit suicide. I clawed my face up when he touched my cheek. Then came August, a feathered demo...

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Risperdal 2mg for schizophrenia

Dear sir My daughter (married) age 26 yrs taking Risperdal for schizenphrenia advised by doctor since 4yrs.If she discontinues the medicine then she becomes abnormal (means silently thinks all the time,becomes emotional,cries or sleeps etc ) Sir, I want to know (1) when she will become normal (2)The side effect of Risperdal on her pregnancy? ## Dear sir my geographical location is Mumbai(India) My daughter (married,aged 26 yrs) taking Risperdal daily for schizenphrenia advised by local doctor since 4yrs.If she discontinues taking Risperdal(2mg) then her behavior becomes abnormal (means she becomes silent,thinks all the time,becomes more emotional,either cries or sleeps more but if she takes Risperdal then she is normal completely. Sir, my querry is that I want to know (1) when she will ...

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Schizophrenia treatments

My son was taking 37.5mg Risperdal injectible for Paranoid Schizophrenia. He was stable, he moved to another state and he was given tablets 2mg 2x'x daily. Has anyone experienced this and what happens if he misses his evening dose sometimes? ## My sister(Age 23) is suffering from schizophrenia since last 25 days. Doctor prescribed her Peridol 5mg (2+2+2), Perkinil 5mg (1+1+1), ENCORATE CHRONO 500mg(1+0+2), Rivitril 2mg(0.5+0+1), Lithosun-SR 400mg (0+0+0.5). Please let me confirm what the side effects of those medicines. ## Dr. prescribed me sulpitac 100 with zipsydone 20 mg at night. Is this a right combination to treat schizophrenia? I was taking sulpitac 100 for one year. ## For the best outcome, you should always follow your doctor's instructions, and yes they are used to tre...

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Risperdal side effects and withdrawal

What are the side affects of Risperdal? My Dr has me on it for insomnia. He took me off Risperdal due to being drowsy during the day. Now I'm having withdrawal symptoms. Has anyone had similar reactions? ## I'm on risperdol too. It made me tired during school. I only take it at night now. I stopped taking it in the morning on my own and I feel fine. ## There was one report on a national tv channel about a former mental patient taking risperdol, who had gotten worse, developed violent tendencies, and murdered someone - anyone else heard any bad effects of risperdol ## I am not sure how much of those types of actions should be attributed to the drug, it is an antipsychotic, so some people who are on it, are already unstable. Some of the most common side effects include: drowsiness...

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Misdiagnosed: Permanent side effects of Risperidone?

Hello forum members. I have a question about psychiatric medication which I was wrongly prescribed. Firstly, I suffer from Chronic Lyme Disease. For those who don't know it is a quite serious bacterial infection that causes profound physical fatigue, muscle pain, cognitive problems, and depression and derealization. However, as I have just learned recently, the physical and psychological aspects of the disease are completely due to the bacteria infection of the brain and body, and will disappear completely once treated with antibiotics, which I am now taking regularly. I was unfortunately only diagnosed properly 3 months ago, after having suffered 5 years of debilitating physical illness. Ok, so my problem is this: Before I was diagnosed, I was suffering the severe psychological eff...

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Risperdal Withdrawal

I was prescribed Risperdal because I was having grandiose delusions. I was taking 3mg for about 6 months. To say the least it has been a rough 6 months. The drug changed everything about me, it is difficult for me to remember the dynamic person I used to be. Knowing that the delusion disorder was temporary as well as the treatment, I kept putting one foot in front of the other but it was and still is a challenge. I feel like I should win the Oscar for best actress. I have been acting happy but I really feel dead inside. This is an exhausting way of being. I did taper off and it has been 2 weeks since my last dose. The physical withdrawal symptoms have faded but I still feel emotionless and out of it. I have lost 2 pounds, gained 25 total on the drug. If anyone has been through this with...

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Perscibed due to ADHD. ## I think you are talking about Risperdal ? It is prescribed for ADHD and other conditions as well... ## Risperdal is a potent antipsychotic that is used to treat various mental health conditions, including ADHD, depression, and anxiety. The FDA warns that it may cause side effects, such as nausea, headache, dry mouth, weight gain, somnolence, and sedation. Is there anything else I can help with?

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I need to know what this is prescribed for? ## I believe you are referring to Risperodol, the generic is Risperdal. This is a very potent antipsychotic, it is also used for people who suffer from mental illness and have trouble sleeping due to racing thoughts. ## I am sorry to disapprove with this as i take it and it is more for people with depression as it is an anti depressant. ## Respiratol is being ordered for my sister-in-law as a mood changer. She is in the beginning stages of Frontotemporal dementia.

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Risperdal - please let me know your experience

What r u taking it for and how long till it worked? How much do u take? Please, it's urgent. ## Hello, Theresa! How are you doing? Risperdal is a very potent antipsychotic and it's sedative like effects tend to take effect very fast. It usually doesn't take weeks to have a beneficial effect like most antidepressants. Learn more Risperdal details here. It can cause some side effects, most due to the sedative like effects, so they can include nausea, dizziness and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Yes, did you ever take it? I am being prescribed for it off label for racing thoughts/anxiety. Can you tell me how long for that? Please respond. ## Hi.. I've been having sleeping disorders for about 20yrs now... I've been on drugs like nuzak n zopax..fo...

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Well, I'm 17 and I'm an adolescent!! So I won't to make sure this medicine isn't for adults only. And I've been overemotional and sensitive all my life. Depression is very common in my family. I've never taken an anti-depressant before. My depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the part of my brain that controls my emotions and how I feel, which is made worse because I was born premature. I also have trouble sleeping and getting motivated every day. So I want to know if the medicine called Rispadol is right for me and won't have any lasting side effects on my behavior or make me feel more depressed. Your help would be much appreciated!! ## Did you mean Risperdal? It is a potent antipsychotic that is used to treat various mental health issues, as well...

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Clonidine and Risperdal

My daughter is 7 years old and has been on Focalin 15 mg for almost a year, she has been taking it at 8 am and 2 pm and today the Doctor started a new schedule. She now has to take Focalin at 8 am and two new medications. She has to take Clonidine .1 mg either 1/4 or 1/2 at 4 pm and they said it will make her drowsy. The other medication is Risperdal 1mg but 1/2 a pill at night which also puts her to sleep. She has ADHD and severe Oppositional Difiant Disorder, do you believe that much medication is proper or do you recommend getting a second opinion? She is also having anxiety and depression symptoms do you believe that this mixture of medications could hurt her? Does anyone know any great psychiatrists in the Dallas/DFW area that they would recommend? ## Hello Juanita! I am 29 and suf...

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Elicia 4mg

Does it cause any reaction if ELICIA 4 mg is taken with Oliza 10mg/pd and Risperdal 4md/pd? My eye balls move upward and I am not able to see below ## No. When you take an ELICIA 4 MG tab then there is no required reason to take it with liza 10mg/pd and risperdal 4md/pd, because Elicia is better than these other molecules. If u have any other information then contact me. {edited for privacy}. ## Based on my research, there actually are drug interactions listed between Risperdal (Risperidone) and Oliza (Olanzapine). I haven't seen anything related to how you described your eye balls moving upward; but using these two drugs together may increase side effects such as blurred vision, drowsiness, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal c...

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Is Risperdal (risperdone) like Alprozalam (xanax)

I am wondering if Xanax (a benzo-) is like Risperdal (a benzi-) and if the two are related in any way? ## HELL NO! be careful with this drug by now you have prob. had the side effect but the should go away when you stop takeing it ## ANY drug I'm prescribed that's a narcotic I take very sparingly, not very often, almost to the point of being paranoid. Usually, the only time I take Xanax is when I absolutely CANNOT sleep. Be careful! ## i have taken xanax for years n the dr put me on respridol are they the same ## NO!! One is anti-anxiety the other is anti-psychotic. Due to the side effect profile Risperal should not be used unless you have clinical diagnosis of psychotic disorder. ## Risperdal is occasionally used off-label to help those with mental disorders who have trouble sl...

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Weaning off Risperidole

Hi everyone who is reading this message. I have been taking Risperidole for about 5 1/2 years now. I am currently taking 2mg of Risperidole and 100mg of Seroquel and 20mg of Lexapro. Can anybody tell me how I wean myself off the Risperidole As I want to have a baby and don't want to be on any medications that will affect the baby. I heard weaning off one medication at a time is the right way to go. Can anybody tell me, do I reduce the medication down to 1mg as I am on 2mg at the moment? Also how long should I be on the 1mg before reducing it down to 0.5mg? Thanks anyone for your input into my question, hope my question makes sense. Thanks again everyone.

Risperdal and side effects

Hi, ive been taking rispond for about the last ten years after changing from risperidal which i took for 4 years or so. I've more or less gotten used to the side effects but about three years ago I was diagnosed with FOCAL DYSTONIA. I'm being treated for it by botox inj's. 4 months ago i started taking the original risperdal instead of the generic and now i am fully functional and the dystonia is (for now) almost gone. The doctors ive consulted with cant or wont tell me if there is a connection and i would like that if anyone had or has the same experience wiil tell me so i would know for sure if i found a solution for the DYSTONIA i have which is apparently because of the medication im taking. I'm sorry about my spelling and grammer mistakes - English isnt my mother ton...

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r1 janssen pill

what does this pill do. i found them in my daughters room ## A white elliptical pill with R 1 on one side and Janssen on the other side is listed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals as being a 1mg Risperdal tablet, which contains the active ingredient Risperidone. This is a potent antipsychotic that is used to treat various types of mental health disorders, some severe cases of insomnia. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, sedation, weight gain, and dry mouth. Has this been prescribed for her?

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Taking Risperdal as a sleep aid

Will Risperdal (Risperidone) help me sleep? I just got taken off of Seroquel cause it makes me impotent. ## Yes, it can cause drowsiness, and sedation as a side effect, according to FDA reports. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, mood swings, and dry mouth. My ex-husband was on it once and he actually couldn't stay awake, so he had to stop taking it. How has it been working for you?

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