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(Risperidone)

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Reviews of Risperdal (Risperidone)

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  • Take smaller doses throughout the day to avoid negative side effects.
    40
    Woman
    Bipolar I disorder (manic)
    Two years or more
  • Bipolar runs in family, my 1st severe depression. Prescribed low dose 0.25mg/day to lift depression. Was hesitant based on side effects (sleepiness, cognitive dulling) seen at high doses. Started to feel better 1-2 weeks on it! Did not notice sedating effects, kept me up at night so switched to taking in AM. Glad cognition has normalized as well! Unclear if natural timecourse, the risperidone, or lamictal 100mg/day that I started same time made me better but thank goodness!
    30
    Man
    Bipolar I disorder (manic)
  • If you want to die on the inside and forget who you are this is the drug to take.
    22
    Man
    Schizophrenia
  • Worked well for my mood swings and hallucinations. Two problems I've had are weight gain and sex drive. I've gained 100 pounds in a year and haven't had a sex drive since I started it and can't get an erection.
    30
    Man
    Schizophrenia
  • It really makes you crave carbs, you feel like you can't stop eating. Ballooned up and gained 20lbs on it.
    21
    Woman
    Bipolar I disorder (manic)
  • May cause Orthostasis. (Extreme dissiness upon standing) may lead to syncope, (fainting/passingout).
    22
    Man
    Schizophrenia
  • There are meds that do the same job but without the awful side effects. I gained 50 lbs on this drug and dropped it within a week of switching to seroquel.
    20
    Woman
    Autistic disorder irritability
  • Watch out for symptoms of diabetes. This treated me super well but put me in a DKA.
    19
    Man
    Schizophrenia
  • it causes constant weight gain, it doesn't stop at a certain amount of weight, you're constantly gaining 2-3 pounds every month. but, in theory, it does work for bipolar disorder and definitely controls mood swings.
    18
    Woman
    Bipolar I disorder (manic)
  • kept away the psychosis but at a huge cost. I gained a lot of weight, became depressed, lost sex drive, anhedonia, and I also lost my job because I couldn't be creative anymore (was a writer before I started taking it). Can't focus, and I found out that I lost several IQ points after I started taking it.
    24
    Man
    Schizophrenia