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hey im not pregant i got milk because of risperdal consta?
and i wanna no how u get rid of breast milk due to risperdal consta i tryed cabbage leaf
ij
11/28/09
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When risperdal consta's effect will end ?
I was last injected my risperdal consta 7 days ago and it made depression. I wonder when will its effect end ?
erol
06/04/09
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How long would it take my body's getting rid of risperdal after 1,5 years of use ?
I used risperdal consta for about 1,5 years. Now I am on a different medicine. How many days or months do you think it has to pass for risperdal's totally getting out of blood ?
erol
08/23/10
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  It took my son 3 months.
Robert K
08/23/10
Is the ''consta'' in risperdal consta means ''constant damage'' ?
So my psychiatrist told me to use it a bit more and later I won't need it.
Does that mean I would get totally ruined some time later so there won't be any more chemical needed to knock me down ?
erol
08/23/10
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  Consta refers to "constant release," not constant damage ;) which I'm sure you knew.

It is a preparation of risperidone which only needs injecting once every week, and once injected, releases the drug at a constant rate throughout that period of time.

These "depot" preparations were developed for those patients who wanted the symptom control but whose lives were too chaotic to ensure they didn't miss doses.
Dee Ess
08/23/10
risperdal consta?
I was on Rispredal Consta for anxiety.
clancy-jr9074@sbcglobal.net
03/09/06
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  Not a good idea I work in a mental hospital for a while and Risperdal gives diminishing returns. You should get on something better, with more consistent results. In addition to that did you have any other metal health diagnoses because that would affect the choice of medication.

03/09/06
I use Risperdal Consta Injection. Now I feel like I am getting choked and suffocated.?
Do you think this is from Risperdal or is it psychological ?
erol
09/12/09
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  I think you need to see a doctor fast!

It may be a symptom of anaphylaxsis, a mild one but it could be a possible symptom of it.

You need to see a doc and get their view, in the mean time I wouldn't suggest taking any other meds like Benadryl as there is no telling what will happen.

Some times, taking other drugs during an allergic reaction may cause you to become allergic to the new drug.

End of the day it may well be something else but as I understand the injection lasts for some time and you may just need some kind of OTC anti-allergic meds.
Simon S
09/12/09
what could happen if you drink alcohol with risperdal consta?
chuckles the clown
02/12/09
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  If you have one or two beers a day along with taking risperdal, then nothing will happen, but it may intensify the drug some. You may get more tired for instance, or the risperdal may not work as well as it could without it. But to be honest, My husband use to be on risperdal and he had on a average 2 beers a day. He didn't have any problems with either except he gained weight( a possible side effect of risperdal). His doctor took him off the risperdal because of this.
timetravler
02/12/09
Does Risperdal consta cause varicose veins in the scrotal sac?
If not, what does? Is it normal? What can be done? Thanks in advance. Please, I beg, no stupid or insensitive answers.
Donovan
10/17/08
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  No, I have never heard that. You probably have varicocele. If it's very painful see your medical doctor who can get you into a urologist.
Mr. LOL
10/21/08
Currently taking Risperdal Consta and dealing with the side effects as they manifest themselves. So is there?
any way to take these drugs without becoming a fat, dystonic disease ridden person? Question Why can't the FDA get it right for humans?
Just Sayin
01/21/11
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What is the side effects of going off risperdal consta abrubtly.?
I was put on it for anxiety. I was taken off of it abrubtly.
clancy-jr9074@sbcglobal.net
05/28/06
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  Risperdal is a popular treatment for bipolar disorders, autism, and senile dementia, although these are what medical professionals call “off-label” prescriptions. Although these conditions were not tested during the final phases of Risperdal studies, they respond well to the drug despite the lack of information of any potential dangers to prospective patients.

Off-label prescriptions can have deadly consequences. Risperdal is alleged to have caused 37 instances of strokes or stroke-like events in elderly patients undergoing treatment for senior dementia. Unfortunately, 16 people allegedly died as a result of this practice of using Risperdal for off-label uses.

There are a variety of dangers associated with the use of Risperdal, but perhaps the most significant is that the medication can mask the indicators that doctors use to diagnose and treat very serious conditions, greatly increasing the chances that a dangerous disorder can develop unnoticed.

Events such as drug overdoses, intestinal blockages, a neurological condition known as Reye’s syndrome and a variety of other major medical maladies cannot be readily observed and identified due to the ability of the drug to mask signs and symptoms of these conditions.

To understand why Risperdal can mask certain symptoms of illness or medical conditions, it’s important to first understand how the drug works. Essentially, Risperdal works by limiting the communication of nerves in the brain, such as the neurotransmitter called dopamine.
The loss of dopamine negatively affects the nerves and muscles controlling movement and coordination, and can also impair efficient information processing in the brain, facilitating problems with memory and concentration.

As a result, patients are less likely to be able to recognize symptoms that may be the harbinger of a serious medical condition or incident. The following is a list of common side effects of Risperdal:

• Low blood pressure
• Rapid heartbeat
• Sedation
• Drowsiness

There are a variety of health risks associated with the use of Risperdal. Like many other drugs, Risperdal users must be made aware of drug interactions, harmful side effects, and other factors that can endanger their well-being and jeopardize their health.

Patients who suffer from allergies, are planning to be or become pregnant, are breast-feeding, are children, are older adults, take other prescription medication, or suffer from other medical problems should discuss their condition with their doctor before taking Risperdal.

There are some medicines that shouldn’t be taken in combination with the drug Risperdal. However, others may be carefully combined with Risperdal with altered doses. Drugs that act as central nervous system depressants, antiypertesives, or tricyclic antidepressants should be closely monitored when used in conjunction with Risperdal.

The use of alcohol with Risperdal is particularly dangerous, and the use of Risperdal among individuals with a history of drug problems is discouraged. It is essential that physicians inform their patients of the risks of Risperdal drug interactions so that potentially fatal mistakes are not made with dosage or drug combinations.

Common short-term side effects of Risperdal include, but are not solely relegated to, the following:
• Nausea
• Anxiety
• Dizziness
• Insomnia
• Low blood pressure
• Muscle stiffness and pain
• Fatigue
• Weight gain (It is not uncommon for patients taking Risperdal for long periods to gain as much as 50 pounds)

Occasional side effects include sexual dysfunction and lactation (in both genders), as Risperdal can impact the production of hormones such as estrogen and prolactin.

Like any other drug, Risperdal causes some severe side effects. Aside from nausea, insomnia, and low blood pressure, atypical antipsychotic drugs like Risperdal are known to cause motor skill and coordination disorders and a rare and potentially fatal condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome. This side effect causes muscle rigidity, unstable blood pressure, high fever, and can cause death in as little as three days.

If you or someone you love used Risperdal and suffered serious side effects you may be entitled to compensation for your condition
Mintjulip
05/28/06
What happens if you forget to take Risperdal a few times?
I used to take Celexa and Risperdal at night. Well my doctor switched me from Celexa to Lexapro, but I'm still supposed to take the Risperdal. Well, I keep forgetting the Risperdal now, because I keep getting it in my head that I'm on a new med now, and I take the Lexapro but then forget the Risperdal.

I've remembered a few times very late at night/early morning, and taken it then. But I'm afraid I may have forgotten totally some nights.
Heron By The Sea
06/10/07
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  Start by getting one of those pill containers for each day of the week that are also for AM and PM. Put a week's worth of your meds in there. Make a calendar, for every night that you take all the medication in that container for that day or evening, mark it off. Missing more than 3 or more days of any antidepressant or antianxiety med can throw your "balance" off. Let your doctor know. Do not start up again on the medication until you have.
scorpio75lady
06/10/07
How long until risperdal consta starts to kick in and work?
I just got injected today and was told 3 weeks until it starts to work. That seems like a while. Any chance it starts working before then?
Bob B
03/18/09
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  It may. The time it takes for a medicine to work varies from person to person.
Andy
03/18/09
What are the medications similar to risperdal?
I was on risperdal and it worked well but i have had to go off of it cause it caused real bad stomach pains and i am on abilify right now but it only helps with my depression and the doctors i have been to have not helped me any in finding the right medication to be on all they wont to do is increase the medication. So can some give me some medication names that are similar to risperdal in behavior issues in schzophrenia and what yall think is the best medication to risperdal.
John Robertson
07/30/11
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What is a a good alternative drug to risperdal that causes less weight gain than it?
I need to find a psychiatric drug to replace risperdal because I have gained 45 pounds on risperdal and have also developed gynecomastia. Are there any on the market?

( Ideally, I'd like to be on no medicines, but my doctor is an asshole)
Jeff24
12/28/09
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  Invega is risperdal without the weight gain.
ghost
12/28/09
What exactly is risperdal supposed to do?
I've been prescribed risperdal for biploar disorder for about a month now and I still have manic episodes, I still "fly off the handle" like my parents say.. it seems like it's a placebo pill. What the hell is it actually doing to my brain that's supposed to make me act so different?
Risperdal's supposed to be for bipolar though.. :O
I though those amphetamines like adderal and ritalin are for ADHD?
Synyster
06/13/11
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Risperdal.....?
I'm snowed in and haven't been able to get to the drug store today. I ran out of Risperdal yesterday and I've gone without it. Thing is I feel fine what should I do?
Joker
12/03/07
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  I'd try to get to the pharmacy sometime tomorrow, because you don't want to be without the drug too long. You can go though withdrawals and that isn't pleasant. One day won't kill you on an occasion but don't try to skip to many doses.
Andy
12/03/07
risperdal?
does it hurt when you get a risperdal injection in the buttocks?
Ally
07/05/08
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  i take risperdal pills i didnt know it could be a shot
visvardis
07/05/08
Has your risperdal lost some or all of its effectiveness since starting it?
I went for about six months without having any psychosis. Now it's seems that this stuff is creeping up again very slowly. How has risperdal worked for you whether your taking it for mania or psychosis or other?
Lothar of the Hill People
02/17/09
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  When I was first diagnosed as manic bi-polar resperdal was one of the drugs that didn't work for me..this does not mean that it doesn't or won't work for you..it took my doc 8 months to get me on the right meds for my condition. It is so different being on the right medication..keep trying with your doc as you deserve to live life to the fullest..good luck and don't settle for a med that only 'partially' works
neenermm1
02/18/09
How can I get over the constipation that Risperdal gives me?
I've been taking risperdal for a couple of months and can't get over the constipation it gives me. I have to wait until the weekend when I'm not working, and take laxatives. Vegetable laxative doesn't seem to work. I've tried fiber pills also. I can't afford to be on zyprexa like I used to be on. What can I do?
justkristie
04/05/09
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  Eat 5 prunes a day. This is not expensive and if you think you don't like prunes, you may be surprised. Also eat as healthy of a diet as you can with lots of fiber. Also coffee is a good laxative too.
timetravler
04/05/09
What happens when you take zoloft and risperdal together at the same time?
like if i take zoloft and risperdal together?
is that harmful?
watll happen?
Bree Travis
10/25/09
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  There are no interaction between those drugs and there are many who take them including my dead grandfather who was on this combo for ten year minimum, and probably closer to 15. He took xanax on top of that all for treating obsessive compulsive disorder, but it could treat other things as well. I am not giving you advice though. If you call the pharmacy they will tell you if these or anything else you take has an interaction, and you can call your doctor to get the go ahead to take them.
.
10/25/09
My son was taking Cognetin to treat the side effects of risperdal?
He took the drug for 18 days and then when he got out of the hospital he stopped taking it (that was yesterday). The cognetin was suppose to take care of the side effects of the risperdal instead they had side effects all their own namely ED. My son is 22 and would like to know how long before he goes back to normal so to speak. Thanks in advance.
Bippy McBipperson
09/12/08
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  anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks. my son took cogentin. it had too many side effects. tell your son it will be ok soon. you can look up any medicine on drugs.com. ed is one of the side effects from cogentin.
by not taking it, the side effects will go away.
wholehearted
09/12/08
what antipsychotic will increase my weight the most?
hello i am a 17 yr old male and my psych thinks i have schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. i would like to know what antipsychotic creates the most weight gain, basically i wanna know which one is the worst when it comes to weight gain plz help i have been on risperdal, abilify, and latuda so far. on risperdal i gained 60 lbs in a year. on abilify i have been on it for a week and have lost 10 lbs on latuda i didnt lose or gain anything. so plz help i would really appreciate it
Reid Kudzal
08/03/11
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Risperdal gives me akathisia, does that mean that Invega would do the same since they are simular?
Risperdal gives me akathisia, does that mean that Invega would do the same since they are simular? Thanks Much, Much Love.
nissans13racer
01/26/11
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  They are both atypical antipsychotics and have very similar side effects. Invega can cause akathisia, but not everyone experiences this. Seroquel is another atypical antipsychotic that often has less side effects than others. Your doctor may want to consider a traditional neuroleptic drug like Stelazine if you're experiencing too many unfavorable side effects on AAs.
Brianna MD
01/26/11
Metadate cd 10mg, son took it yesterday & seemed hyper & talkative.?
My 8yr. old Neurologist wanted my son on the Metadate since February but I just decided to start it yesterday. His baby sitter said he was talkative. I noticed it when I picked him up. Just raren to go. His Pedatrician said it will be a good thing to, to calm him down & to get him through any daycares if I have to send him & I want him to be able to focus on 3rd grade next year since he was not at 2nd grade level. He is a sweet kid but just needs to calm down! He is also on risperdal & clonidine. Should the metadate make him hyper at the beginning? His Pedatrician said he can go up to 30mg w/ his weight of 93 lbs. The risperdal is making him gain weight so I want to get him off of it.
pinky
06/23/07
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  Metadate is a stimulant. It's used for ADD and ADHD, but if your son really had either of these disorders it would not make him hyper and talkative. He doesn't need it.
Steph
06/23/07
Is anyone taking 4a risperidone/Risperdal, 4b fluoxetine/Prozac, or 4c levodopa & carbidopa/Sinemet or ANY OT
I would like to know when, why and if it worked? Also, if there any side effects?

Thank you all.
shine
09/24/06
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  i am taking prozac,lithium,topomax,and should be on a benzaprine, all of mine work beautifully. i am bi-polar, and have severe migraines, and am being treated for anxiety. lithum gives you diahrea, benziprenes are addictive, prozac-no sides affects, topomax makes you sleepy
krystle e
09/24/06
Is 2 milligrams of Risperdal or 2 milligrams of Stelazine more potent ?
erol
06/08/10
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  Risperdal is more potent for treating psychosis than Stelazine, but Stelazine works better for anxiety.
Simon W
06/08/10
Has anyone succeeded with seroquel?
My son takes eskalith, risperdal and now seroquel but he seems worse than ever. Anyone succeed with seroquel?
suzycreamcake
08/08/07
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  I have a friend who has Bipolar Disorder. He appears to be doing well on a combination of Seroquel and Depakote. His condition seems to have improved over the last 2 years or so.

Response to a particular medication can be very individual; what works well for one person might not work for another. Some people respond to a certain drug right away, while others have a hard time finding the right drug or drug combination.

Be sure to talk to the doctor about it this.

I used to take Seroquel for Major Depression; it did help a great deal with my sleep, but I personally thought it was too strong for me and I am doing well on Paxil alone. My job is very understanding if I have to be late, so I don't think my sleep is that big of a problem. That's just me of course, what works for your son might be very different.
majnun99
08/08/07

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USMCShrink: @wilyliam I think there'd been more literature supporting Risperdal's (in PTSD) than any other SGA (probably b/c it'd been around longer)