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. Coming soon. How it works 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. Coming soon. Type of medication Antipsychotic
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FDA side effect reports for Saphris » Risk factors for serious side effects › Elderly patients with dementia › History of heart problems › Drug interactions › People with diabetes › People with high cholesterol › Alcohol › Taking other medicines that make you less alert Detailed Risperdal (Risperidone) risks & warnings » Coming soon. Pregnancy category
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Food › Risperdal (Risperidone) can increase your blood sugar and cholesterol. Exercise and eat healthy food to lower your risk. › Risperdal (Risperidone) can cause you to gain weight. Exercise and eat healthy food to lower your risk. No specific food-related info.
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Weight › Moderate risk of weight gain and problems with cholesterol or blood sugar compared to other antipsychotics. › May cause weight gain and worsen cholesterol or blood sugar. › Risperdal (Risperidone) can cause you to gain weight. Exercise and eat healthy food to lower your risk. No specific weight-related info. Upsides and benefits › 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. Coming soon. Downsides and risks › 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. Coming soon. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication › 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. Coming soon. Learn more More about Risperdal Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Saphris Side effects Reviews & ratings FDA package insert