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Risperidone

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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Risperidone, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 12.5% 25% 25% 25% 12.5%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 14.3% 42.9% 42.9% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 66.7% 33.3% 0%
Breathing 0% 25% 62.5% 12.5% 0%
Confidence 0% 14.3% 71.4% 14.3% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 16.7% 0% 33.3% 50% 0%
Digestion 0% 28.6% 57.1% 14.3% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 37.5% 12.5% 37.5% 12.5%
Energy 0% 14.3% 42.9% 28.6% 14.3%
Eyesight 0% 14.3% 85.7% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 14.3% 57.1% 14.3% 14.3%
Mental Clarity 0% 14.3% 42.9% 28.6% 14.3%
Pain 0% 0% 66.7% 33.3% 0%
Patience 0% 25% 37.5% 37.5% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 14.3% 42.9% 14.3% 28.6%
Skin Complexion 0% 14.3% 71.4% 14.3% 0%
Sleep 0% 50% 0% 50% 0%
Stress Level 14.3% 0% 57.1% 28.6% 0%
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Commonly Reported Risperidone Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 0% 33.3% 66.7% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 71.4% 14.3% 14.3% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 33.3% 33.3% 33.3% 0% 0%
Confusion 0% 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0%
Constipation 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 0% 33.3% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
Diarrhea 33.3% 33.3% 33.3% 0% 0%
Dizziness 57.1% 42.9% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 25% 12.5% 50% 12.5% 0%
Dry Mouth 37.5% 0% 12.5% 37.5% 12.5%
Fatigue 25% 25% 37.5% 12.5% 0%
Fever 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 33.3% 66.7% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 57.1% 14.3% 28.6% 0% 0%
Indigestion 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 33.3% 66.7% 0% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 50% 16.7% 33.3% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 0% 33.3% 66.7% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 0% 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0%
Muscle Spasms 40% 20% 20% 0% 20%
Muscle Stiffness 60% 20% 20% 0% 0%
Nausea 57.1% 28.6% 14.3% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 33.3% 33.3% 33.3% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 0% 33.3% 33.3% 0% 33.3%
Stomach Ache 33.3% 66.7% 0% 0% 0%
Tremors 66.7% 0% 0% 0% 33.3%
Vomiting 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Risperidone Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Alteration in Blood Platelets 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 42.9% 0% 28.6% 14.3% 14.3%
Change in Weight 28.6% 0% 28.6% 14.3% 28.6%
Chest Pain 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Confusion 50% 25% 25% 0% 0%
Cramping of Head and/or Neck 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Decrease in White Blood Cell Count 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Decreased Number of Blood Cells 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Facial Paralysis 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Facial Tics 40% 20% 0% 40% 0%
Fidgeting and/or Pacing 16.7% 16.7% 50% 16.7% 0%
Increased Depression 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Lip Licking 40% 20% 20% 20% 0%
Lip Smacking 80% 0% 0% 0% 20%
Liver Damage 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Movement Problems 40% 20% 0% 40% 0%
Muscle Spasms 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Panting 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Shuffling of Feet 20% 20% 20% 40% 0%
Skin Problems 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Suicidal Tendencies 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Thrusting / Rolling of the Tongue 20% 40% 0% 20% 20%
Thyroid Problems 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
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Episodes since taking Risperidone
Since taking Risperidone Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 6.7%
Fall 20%
Hospitalization 26.7%
Stroke 6.7%
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User Comments about Risperidone
05 Aug 2012 I am inquiring for my partner who had a stroke Jan2, 2012. He has been on risperidone for a a year and a half with one table per day. He just recently stopped taking due to VA refusing to use. But his county health doctor was still prescribing so he asked to stop it as of this last week and has been off it for 4 days so far.
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31 Jan 2012 I was not generally satisfied overall, particularly because of the need to get numerous blood tests to monitor possible side effects as well as weight gain. I would have been more satisfied if my condition had improved more but it didn't.
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08 Nov 2011 i take reperidone for psychosis and being bi-polar. i take 6 mg. a day in 2 divided doses.
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15 May 2010 my name is ron after taking risperidone i have been left with erectile dysfunction for three years
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31 Mar 2009 I'VE HAD A WEIGHT PROBLEM FOR A LONG TIME. HOWEVER, RISPERDAL DOES SEEM TO AGGRAVATE THIS. WITHOUT MY RISPERDAL I GET VERY PARANOID AND ANXIOUS. WITH MY RISPERDAL I CAN FUNCTION AND HAVE A SENSE OF PERSPECTIVE AND HUMOR. DRY MOUTH IS PREEETY BAD IN THE NIGHT. ALSO MAY CAUSE STUFFY NOSE ALTHOUGH I AM PROBABLY ALLERGIC TO MANY DIFFERENT SUBSTANCES. KNOWN ARE DUST AND POLLEN. SATISFACTORY GENERICS ARE AVAILABLE. MY DIAGNOSIS IS SCHIZOPHRENIA OF THE PARANOID TYPE AND IN PARTIAL REMISSION. IF YOU TAKE THIS MEDICINE THEN DO NOT DRIVE A MOTOR VEHICLE. MY FIDGITING AND PACING ARE RELATED TO THE DISORDER AND NOT TO THE DRUG.
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