RISPERIDONE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Anxiety: “Made anxiety worse”

Aly (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 3, 2018

For Head Injury: “My nephew was on risperidone beginning about 8 years after his head injury. On it he displayed catatonic behavior at times and frequently verbalized “word salad” and also had explosive behaviors and confusion.After getting off this medication, he was much more in tune to the world and no longer displayed either of these behavior. He was tried on another anti-psychotic and he totally flipped out not knowing where he was. I think putting Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) patients on anti-psychotics is a nightmare. With my nephew, it has been proven for us that definitely, the fewer medications, the better. After being on 6 medications for a number of years, he is now only on an anti-seizure and a mild SSRI and is quick in his responses and his memory is improving a lot.”

Auntie Em (taken for 10 years or more) March 2, 2018

For Schizophrenia: “Had psychosis 2 months ago. Was started on Risperidone it helped resolve delusions within a few weeks. Also prescribed lithium simultaneously. Started noticing side effects after 7 weeks on both including mental uneasiness and restlessness. Dr said wean off both so went from 2 to 1 mg Risperidone. Had bad withdrawals from 1 to .5mg so holding for now.”

B (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 2, 2018

For Bipolar Disorder: “Started Feb 2018 Help me so much Feel like a brand new person small dose at night now twice a day. Help me so much I’m thankful. I couldn’t have done it without the help. I’m also having family therapy to talk about. The issue that bought me to seek help. Thank you. I recommended this.”

tee tee February 28, 2018

For Depression: “This medication is amazing. It helped with my major depressive episode along with my panic and ocd. I feel like myself again. It did take 2-4 weeks to fully work but honestly the wait is worth it. I feel more balanced and I’m able to control my thoughts.”

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) February 27, 2018

For Bipolar Disorder: “Took this for 2 months. Very sedative. Gained a lot of weight even though I ate less and exercise more. I hated it”

Anonymous February 26, 2018

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