Helps control your thoughts and mood. Risperdal (Risperidone) is good for treating psychosis, mania, and irritability. Among newer antipsychotic medicines, more likely to cause side effects, especially weight gain and hormone problems. Stabilizes your mood. Thorazine (chlorpromazine) has more side effects than other medicines like it. It is most useful during psychotic episodes because it slows you down quickly. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 4.53 Risperdal
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The chlorpromazine FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
More about chlorpromazine side effects » How it works Risperdal chlorpromazine Risperdal (Risperidone) is an atypical antipsychotic. Researchers don't know exactly how it works. It seems to change dopamine and serotonin activity in your brain, which affects thoughts and mood. Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is a derivative of phenothiazine, which regulates dopamine levels in your brain to improve your mood. Type of medication Risperdal chlorpromazine Prescription only Lower-cost generic available Prescription only Lower-cost generic available Available as Risperdal chlorpromazine Pill Dissolving tablet Liquid Injection Used for Risperdal chlorpromazine Risk factors for serious side effects Risperdal chlorpromazine › Elderly patients with dementia › History of heart problems › Drug interactions › People with diabetes › People with high cholesterol Detailed Risperdal (Risperidone) risks & warnings » › People over 65 with dementia and psychosis › Taking antipsychotic medications › Asthma › COPD › Acute respiratory infections Detailed Thorazine (chlorpromazine) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
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Alcohol Risperdal chlorpromazine No alcohol related info. › Don't combine with alcohol or narcotics because it can cause you to stop breathing.
Food Risperdal chlorpromazine › Risperdal (Risperidone) can increase your blood sugar and cholesterol. Exercise and eat healthy food to lower your risk. No food related info.
Sleep Risperdal chlorpromazine › Can cause dizziness and drowsiness. › Can make you very sleepy so don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
Weight Risperdal chlorpromazine › Risperdal (Risperidone) can cause you to gain weight. Exercise and eat healthy food to lower your risk. › May cause weight gain and worsen cholesterol or blood sugar. › Moderate risk of weight gain and problems with cholesterol or blood sugar compared to other antipsychotics. No weight related info. Upsides and benefits Risperdal chlorpromazine › Effective at relieving psychotic symptoms, manic episodes, irritability, and aggressive behavior. › Lowers relapse rates in people with schizophrenia and people with irritability associated with autism. › Antipsychotic medicines are all about equally effective. › Less likely to cause heart problems than some antipsychotics. › Acts fast to slow you down during a psychotic episode. › Can also be used for nausea or migraines. › Safe for use in children as young as 6 months. › Comes in a sugar-coated pill for easy administration. Downsides and risks Risperdal chlorpromazine › Mild to moderate risk of Extrapyramidal Symptoms (EPS): Movement disorders that include stiffness, tremor, restlessness, and slow, repetitive, or involuntary movements. › Moderate risk of weight gain and problems with cholesterol or blood sugar compared to other antipsychotics. › Compared to other antipsychotics, higher risk of hormone problems that cause nipples to leak and male breasts to grow abnormally large. › You might need routine blood tests to check how the medicine is affecting your body. › All antipsychotics come with side effects that make them difficult to take. You might need to try a few different medicines until you find one that works for you and that you can tolerate. › Has more side effects than other medicines like it. › Can affect how your other medicines work. › Makes you more sensitive to the sun. › Can make you dizzy or lightheaded, especially when injected. › Cannot be stopped right away. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Risperdal chlorpromazine › Takes 4 to 6 weeks to see full effects on thoughts and mood. › Can cause dizziness and drowsiness. › For the first week, avoid activities that require you to be alert. › May cause weight gain and worsen cholesterol or blood sugar. › Report any unusual thoughts, inability to control muscle movements, or fever and excess sweating to your doctor. › Elderly people with dementia shouldn't take it. › Can make you very sleepy so don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you. › Can cause involuntary muscle movements just like other medicines for your mood. › Can dry you out and make you more sensitive to the sun. › Don't combine with alcohol or narcotics because it can cause you to stop breathing. › Cannot be stopped suddenly. Learn more More about Risperdal Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about chlorpromazine Side effects Alternatives FDA package insert