About Risperdal

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About Risperdal

The drug risperidone is used to treat severe psychosis with misunderstanding, delusions and hallucinations, such as those in chronic schizophrenia or a morbid exaggeration (mania) occur. Another area of use is psychosis in patients with dementia diseases.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Block dopamine and serotonin receptors in the central nervous system
  • treat schizophrenia
  • treat psychosis
  • Relieve depression
  • mitigate severe aggression

This is how Risperidone works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of risperidone.
Please also read the information on the drug group neuroleptics,
to which the active ingredient risperidone belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance risperidone

The drug risperidone is used to treat severe psychosis with misunderstanding, delusions and hallucinations, as they occur for example in chronic schizophrenia or a morbid exaggeration (mania). Another area of use is psychosis in patients with dementia diseases.

Risperidone can relieve aggressive behavior against yourself and others in mental illness. For neglected people with reduced or marginal intelligence and severe behavioral problems, risperidone may support social psychiatric therapy.

For the following application areas of Risperidon , in-depth information is available:

  • ADHD
  • psychosis
  • depression
  • dementia

Action of Risperidone

Neuroleptics such as risperidone exert their effect by blocking receptors for the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain. As a result, psychotic disorders such as hallucinations and delusions can be alleviated.

In addition to dopamine receptors, risperidone also occupies binding sites for the neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine and epinephrine. This improves the ability to self-control. Aggressive behavior is reduced, the ability to concentrate is improved and severe depression can be alleviated.

Potential Risperdal side effects may include:

Risperdal used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Orville E. Blankenship says:
    2.5 rating

    Risperidon has taken away my masculinity whenever I had a wife in bed, she laughed ill because my (penis) did not get stiff. These drugs have not only made me calm in the head, but also in my remaining body …

  2. Ken C. Walker says:
    3.5 rating

    Risperdal for Psychosis

    Recovery precludes a psychosis with Risperdal, since you immediately slip into a new psychosis when you want to settle due to libido and erection problems. So you are fast in a vicious cycle that the pharmaceutical industry takes heed! Stay away from chemistry of metabolism rather should not be messed up! rather a therapy with talks, I advise everyone concerned!

  3. Don W. Johnson says:
    4.5 rating

    Risperdal for Psychosis

    I took this medicine at a psychosomatic clinic at the age of 15. The first few weeks went well but showed no effect. Therefore, the dose was increased to the maximum. The result was that I had numerous neurological problems and deficits. Including as in the internet and here perhaps already listed a so-called extra-pyramidal-motor syndrome that was not even the main problem, the cause of my terrible time were mainly agitations daily and a certain slowing of movement and thinking and the Personality which made me think of pseudo-Parkinson’s. An example that supported my guess was e.g. I only needed to walk 10 yards 10 yards (bradykinese) cool iatrogenic damage by e.g. Supinator Syndrome It manifests itself by the fall of the fingers when stretched, because the finger stretchers are slightly paralyzed due to the iatrogenic damage. So honestly everyone who wants to give the death blow should be as blessed as I am!

  4. Vicki C. Lewis says:
    4.0 rating

    Risperdal for Obsessive compulsive disorder

    Prolactin levels in the blood increased greatly – that is why it was discontinued Sudden urgency, bladder muscles had convulsed, could barely hold the urine, when sneezing or laughing the urine went off

  5. Iva M. Miller says:
    3.5 rating

    Risperdal for Obsessive compulsive disorder

    I take the drug because I have fears and compulsions and Asperger’s autism. I was recommended the drug by a psychiatry. Since I take these tablets (0,5mg / evening) I am clearly not as hectic as before and the fears and constraints are still there but wessentlich better. But the whole thing has a disadvantage I have about 15 kg increased within about one year, as these tablets stimulate hunger. That was very hard for me. I am now again from these pounds abzunehem which works very hard.

  6. Gordon T. Johnson says:
    2.5 rating

    Risperdal for Psychosis

    So in 2004 I had about 90kg weight, now I have about 112 and always hungry. I also had diabetes grade 1, the ophthalmologist told me because of my vision defect. I get a 50mg Risperdalspritze every 14 days. I wanted to reduce it to 25mg twice but my psychologist was against it. Probably I will change to another doctor, a second opinion can not hurt.

  7. Richard J. Dunham says:
    3.5 rating

    The drug should keep me from anxious pondering. Apart from the fact that it did not: Ca. one hour after ingestion, antihistaminergic effects came to the fore, i. Dry mouth and in my case an irresistible fatigue. This was already the case with doses of 0.5 mg and has worsened in the period of use rather: tiredness even after much sleep and coffee. Of course, a no-go for people who react so strongly to this active component.

  8. Christopher C. Abbott says:
    5.0 rating

    Risperdal for Psychosis

    After the first psychotic episode in 2003, I was hired on Risperdal. At high doses (> 2mg) I had muscle stiffness in my feet that often prevented me from jogging as I could no longer walk with my foot. Under Risperdal, however, I successfully completed a university degree and completed a full-time internship. So it seems to increase the performance. Slight gain in weight but tolerable at low dose (0.5 mg). After second psychosis in 2010 again treatment with Risperdal, but now double medication with Zeldox. The latter made me very tired, also it has, as it turned out, increased my liver values and worsened the ECG values. For this reason, Zeldox and also Risperdal (the latter because of my limited motor skills) discontinued. Conversion 2011 on Solian (Amisulprid), since then no more complaints.

  9. Jessica T. Quarles says:
    5.0 rating

    Risperdal for Psychosis

    I have gained 8 kg under Risperdal consta in a relatively short time. Furthermore, it was applied to me in spite of heart failure (right thigh block) – since it is prolonging QT interval was warned in the Wikipedia under contraindications. As part of the current hospital stay, I have thereby received anxiety attacks associated with heartache (fear-flutter, stings). The doctors here hardly care about the side effects. since it was sprayed on depot I feel pretty helpless with the drug. I can only advise against it. get extreme pimples, no orgasm, no sense of sexuality. at the beginning of two, three weeks only visual impairment (short-sightedness), which disappeared after its own reduction of the dose (secret swallowing of the oral gift which was administered to the depot).

  10. Sylvia S. Heck says:
    4.0 rating

    Risperdal for Psychosis

    Side effects: steady weight gain (total 23kg), tiredness and long sleep duration, mild concentration problems, tingling / unrest in the legs, vision reduction. Personality change: less linguistic desire, less thoughts in the head, so less human inter-relationships. In case of overdose: depression with suicidal thoughts, mild restlessness. The drug works very well against schizophrenia, when taken no symptoms.

  11. Walter P. Terry says:
    3.5 rating

    Fluanxol, a classic (others say the first modern) neuroleptic impressed by its extremely reliable effect, it is especially strong anxiolytic. Unfortunately, all Neuolptika – without you notice it directly – in the long run dull and anhedonisch. I help myself with cannabis supplements, which in turn neutralize these unpleasant effects without negating the desired effect. risperdal, a sinfully expensive modern drug I can not recommend (in my experience). While I was correctly adjusted to 2 mg / fluanxol, I was on a high-dose dose of Risperdal for a full year psychotic like a stuffed rabbit. Only when I was given Fluanxol again at my own request, the horror box sounded. Why are so martial big and thick cannulas at Risperdal consta? Should the patient be instilled with fear? I do not understand.

  12. Wayne T. Scarbrough says:
    4.5 rating

    Risperdal for Schizophrenia; Depression; Psychosis

    Hello my friends of good pharmacy taste, after 2 psychoses I take Risperdal 4mg since 4 years. Diagnosis in the compulsory treatment schizophrenia, now treating amulant psychiatrist Schizoaffective disorder, my modest as well as often not acknowledged own opinion manic-depressive. Effect: Psychosevermeidend Side effects: Libido loss, nightmares, tiredness, listlessness, depression, change in nature, weight gain, sleep disorders After a few months you can probably tolerate the stuff more or less. Side effects as described. from time to time. Weight gain from 85 to 105 kg, so 20kg. Depending on the dosage, the side effects increase or decrease. More than 4mg I believe I have not been forcibly prescribed. 6mg is likely to make just about every rebellious psycho prisoner mellow and submissive. Have fun with it and with the treating physicians

  13. Paul M. Rehberg says:
    3.0 rating

    Risperdal for Psychosis

    Now take Abilify 2 weeks to replace Invega, to support my Risperdal Depot, as I get elevated liver values from Risperdal and feel fine with it, but I’m often aroused and a little cranky, so I get Atosil when needed. Except for a slightly dull feeling in the stomach, I have no further side effects. Have much more energy and not so much hunger. Recommended for people who feel overly blocked by other neuroleptics.

    Side effects: Irritability
  14. Clinton K. Moore says:
    3.5 rating

    Risperdal for Autism

    My son had tantrums from day to day and totally ticked out. Was awful! He had been taking Concerta for years and now they gave him Risperdal. A positive effect of Rispedal was … he could fall asleep, every night … we could hardly believe it. But the tantrums stayed until we dropped off Concerta. The tantrums are gone. The Risperdal he gets to sleep on … but I think he gets a restlessness during the day (you can judge the clock). Unfortunately, my son can not speak, so I do not know how he is doing it. Now I want to reduce Risperdal. Only give it if he did not fall asleep before 00 o’clock. Risperdal can help with autism with falling asleep! Have been looking for something like this for over 10 years.

    Side effects: Irritability
  15. Lee L. Hart says:
    5.0 rating

    Risperdal for Psychosis

    I currently take 12 mg Risperdon orally a day and besides, I get a Risperdal Depot Syringe of 50 mg every 2 weeks My experiences until now, for example, internal restless .. restlessness .. Stiffness on the body … mild headache … Sleep problems and getting up … the feeling that it forces straightening works .. and erection problems and sexual reluctance hope if I discontinued the oral tablets that the erection problems are fixed that’s a matter of time .. Normally Risperdal against psychosis is good … I was already earlier only 25 mg Risperdal Depot set without additional tablets except Akineton against the side effects..and I had no Errektionprobleme … want to go back to the level of earlier … The reason why I take more now because I’ve tried something new and why would like to come back to my old drug … vllt anyone here can give me advice ??

  16. Jodi W. Smith says:
    4.0 rating

    Risperdal for Psychosis

    Side effects in general, very often have migraines, do not know if this is generally the case, or it is much due to stress and the weather. get Sumatriptan, which help very well, if you take 2 pieces, and not half, as the doctor said. (I know you ought to stick to the rules, but sometimes that’s not easy when your head is bursting) I have to use more of what it does to me. In addition, I have reflux since November 2008, but I take omeprazole 40mg that comes with certainty from the whole years, in which I let now treat this psychosis, have received a lot of drugs already, not many have helped or there were Zeldox, for example, shifts in my eyes, my eyes have always pulled up, mood swings are also very much with me, I sometimes feel very limp, today is again such a day, where I could only sleep. And I often feel bad about it. Right now I’m taking Risperdal 300mg

    Side effects: Mood swings; Fatigue