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Risperdal (risperidone) is an antipsychotic medication which has seen widespread use around the world since its introduction in the 1990s. It is available in a variety of formulations, including injections, oral suspensions, tablets and orally-dissolving tablets. It is commonly used in both children and adults, and may be used alone or in combination with other medications.
This medication is usually prescribed to help manage:
Note that Risperdal should not be administered to patients with dementia; it may cause very serious complications.
The active ingredient in this product, risperidone, is an atypical antipsychotic, distinct from typical antipsychotics in that atypicals are less likely to produce certain side effects, most notably extrapyramidal symptoms. Extrapyramidal symptoms are movement and muscle control issues sometimes caused by typical antipsychotics, such as muscle spasms and rigidity. Atypical antipsychotics are also less likely to cause constipation.
Taking Control with Risperdal
Risperdal is essentially a mood-stabilizer; it promotes a calm, stable mood, focus, and mental clarity. The medication inhibits the disruptive---and sometimes dangerous---symptoms associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritability in individuals with autism, such as:
The above symptoms can obviously have a tremendously negative impact in day-to-day life, affecting personal relationships, school, work and other routine activities; it is likewise often difficult for family, friends and caregivers. Risperdal gives control back to the patient, allowing them to tackle life head-on with focus and clarity, and without constant fear of disruptive episodes.
Dosage and duration of treatment with Risperdal will vary between individuals, depending on the condition being treated, its severity, patient age, other medications being taken, and of course patient response to treatment. Treatment typically starts with low doses, which will be gradually increased until results are seen. It may take a few weeks for full effects to be seen.
Treatment with Risperdal should not end suddenly; if stopping treatment or transitioning to another medication, dosage should be gradually tapered off. Stopping treatment too suddenly may cause withdrawal symptoms.
Precautions & Side Effects
Like all antipsychotic medications Risperdal can cause a range of side effects. In most cases these are mild and the medication's benefits more than compensate for them, such as lightheadedness, stomach upset, dry mouth, and heartburn. Some people experience frequent, unusually vivid dreams while taking Risperdal. Any side effects that become severe enough to be disruptive should be brought to the attention of a doctor.
Less commonly more serious side effects are encountered which warrant medical attention:
The medication can also make it difficult for the body to self-regulate temperature. In these cases care should taken to avoid temperature extremes.
Risperdal is not an ideal treatment for everyone; patients are at greater risk of experiencing complications when there is a history of:
This product can interact with a wide range of other medications and, though not common, these interactions can produce potentially dangerous side effects. Speak with a doctor or pharmacist before mixing medications.
The effects of Risperdal on unborn or nursing babies is unknown; however, antipsychotic medications as a whole are known to cause complications in newborns, particularly if used during the third trimester.