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Drug Guide    R   Risperdal

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Risperdal

Risperdal



USES: This medication is used in the treatment of psychotic or mental conditions.

 
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Avg Consumer Rating 3.1 out of 5
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OverviewPhotosHow To UseSide EffectsPrecautionsMissed DoseDrug Interactions
Risperdal

Uses
This medication is used in the treatment of psychotic or mental conditions.
Notes
  • Laboratory tests may be done periodically while taking this medication to monitor the effects.
  • See your doctor regularly.

Storage
  • Store this medication at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.


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Risperdal (risperidone) 0.5 mg
Risperdal (risperidone) 0.5 mg
Risperdal (risperidone) 3 mg
Risperdal (risperidone) 3 mg

How To Use
  • Take this medication exactly as prescribed.
  • During the first few days your doctor may gradually increase your dose to allow your body to adjust to the medication.
  • Do not take this more often or increase your dose without consulting your doctor.
  • Your condition will not improve any faster but the risk of serious side effects will be increased.
  • Do not stop taking this drug without your doctor's approval.

Side Effects
  • Dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, increased dreaming, nervousness, loss of appetite, dry mouth or fatigue may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • Weight gain, vision changes, decreased sexual desire and insomnia have also been reported.
  • If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop a rapid, pounding or irregular heartbeat, skin rash, itching, difficulty moving, muscle stiffness, muscle spasms or twitching, sweating, abnormal heart rhythm, involuntary movements especially about the face or tongue, drooling, tremors, trouble swallowing, mental confusion or seizures.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of any kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, seizure disorder, blood disorders, breast cancer or if you have any allergies.
  • Because this medication may cause drowsiness or dizziness, use caution operating machinery or engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving.
  • This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure.
  • Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen when outdoors.
  • This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known if this drug excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • Try to take each dose at the scheduled time.
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take especially sedatives, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), anti-anxiety agents, antidepressants, muscle relaxers or medication for seizures.
  • It is recommended to avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this medication.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Risperdal
Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 27
Location: Virginia Beach
Time Taken: 2 months days

Reason: paranoia, meltdown, insomnia Date: 5 January 2009
Side Effects
Lactating breast, weight gain

Additional Thoughts
I'm convinced that my psychiatrist is a quack and had no idea what she was doing when she prescribed me this med. The side-effects by far outwieghed the benefits. This drug in my opinion is poison and is by far over prescribed I think the FDA or government should intervene to prevent it from being prescribed accept to people who have severe schitzo.

Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 55
Location: Brooklyn
Time Taken: 3 years days

Reason: anxiety, anti-social, trouble sleeping, needed alternative to opiates Date: 21 August 2008
Side Effects
This is about my cousin. He died of unrelated reasons, but functioned the best he ever did with the Risperdal and a very strong fresh made lemon balm tea before bedtime. He became more patient and friendly. He used to throw his cane at people and be cynical. He used to self medicate when very anxious with heroin. This allowed him to stay away from it, and have pleasure in simple home comforts.

Additional Thoughts
He had some involuntary leg swinging when seated.

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