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Risperdal Reviews

(Risperidone)

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  • Take smaller doses throughout the day to avoid negative side effects.
    Age: 40
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Bipolar I disorder (manic)
    Duration taken: Two years or more
  • May cause Orthostasis. (Extreme dissiness upon standing) may lead to syncope, (fainting/passingout).
    Age: 22
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: 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.
    Age: 20
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Autistic disorder irritability
  • Watch out for symptoms of diabetes. This treated me super well but put me in a DKA.
    Age: 19
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: 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.
    Age: 18
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Bipolar I disorder (manic)
  • Extremely sedating
    Age: 42
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Schizophrenia
  • Getting used to the drug was a giant barrier to entry. I had convulsions and black outs, and what felt like seizures.
    Age: 30
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Schizophrenia
  • This is a great medication to help auditory hullucinations but you gain a lot of weight get high prolactin levels and stops a woman's period
    Age: 25
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Schizophrenia
  • Weight gain is awful. About 40 lbs in 6 months but it keeps my mania and irritability under wraps so I guess I have to pick an evil.
    Age: 29
    Gender: Woman
  • Caused start of tardive dyskinesia in tongue and legs. Went away when stopped drug. Not as good as Quetiapine for mood control.
    Age: 59
    Gender: Man