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Risperidone

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1  Effectiveness
7.2  Side Effects
4.7  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 17 Risperidone side effects and 6 Risperidone benefits.

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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
Cold Symptoms 33.3% 33.3% 33.3% 0% 0%
Headache 57.1% 14.3% 28.6% 0% 0%
Gas 33.3% 66.7% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 25% 25% 37.5% 12.5% 0%
Muscle Stiffness 60% 20% 20% 0% 0%
Depression 0% 33.3% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 33.3% 33.3% 33.3% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 0% 33.3% 66.7% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 71.4% 14.3% 14.3% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Vomiting 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 0% 33.3% 33.3% 0% 33.3%
Stomach Ache 33.3% 66.7% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 0% 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0%
Fever 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 33.3% 66.7% 0% 0% 0%
Indigestion 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Spasms 40% 20% 20% 0% 20%
Change in Sex Drive 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Anxiety 0% 33.3% 66.7% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 25% 12.5% 50% 12.5% 0%
Nausea 57.1% 28.6% 14.3% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 37.5% 0% 12.5% 37.5% 12.5%
Dizziness 57.1% 42.9% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Tremors 66.7% 0% 0% 0% 33.3%
Insomnia 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 50% 16.7% 33.3% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 0% 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0%
Diarrhea 33.3% 33.3% 33.3% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Risperidone Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Increased Depression 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Suicidal Tendencies 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Lip Smacking 80% 0% 0% 0% 20%
Lip Licking 40% 20% 20% 20% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 42.9% 0% 28.6% 14.3% 14.3%
Alteration in Blood Platelets 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Fidgeting and/or Pacing 16.7% 16.7% 50% 16.7% 0%
Thyroid Problems 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Chest Pain 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Movement Problems 40% 20% 0% 40% 0%
Panting 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Skin Problems 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 28.6% 0% 28.6% 14.3% 28.6%
Facial Tics 40% 20% 0% 40% 0%
Confusion 50% 25% 25% 0% 0%
Shuffling of Feet 20% 20% 20% 40% 0%
Liver Damage 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Cramping of Head and/or Neck 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Spasms 0% 100% 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%
Thrusting / Rolling of the Tongue 20% 40% 0% 20% 20%
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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.
   —Posted by Victrola
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