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. Larry L. Alexander says:
    4.5 rating

    Risperdal for Borderline

    I got 4mg of Risperdal at Gö University Hospital because I behaved in a state of emergency during treatment with my panic attacks. The drug was very fast and reliable. Unfortunately, in my case, it also favored various side effects: disproportionate fatigue and drowsiness, eating and obesity (20 kilograms in less than 6 months), indifference, strong emotional and emotional fluctuations, very strong emotional numbness in the sexual area due to numbness in the penis as well as ejaculation disorders and erection problems , Increased urinary retention and also listlessness, physical inactivity and very strong gastrointestinal problems. Overall, I advise against taking the drug because the side effects are significantly greater than the benefit. After 2 years, I noticed the drug’s inefficiency, because I’m more likely to interfere with this drug myself than it would help me. In particular, by the very strong sleep inducing effect one is hereby unable to cope with everyday life. As a short-term medication over a period of up to 14 days in acute phases, however, I would take it.

  2. Gary R. Dorsey says:
    3.5 rating

    Risperdal for Sleep disorders

    First at night 0.25 mg good experiences, better sleep, increase sexual feelings for about 1 month. Then the effect subsided. Gradually to maintain the effect with consultation of the neurologists until June increased to 2 mg in the evening. Increasing marked dreams and certain moods acted as a side effect. It reinforced my fear of the final that everything once passes and never returns. I brought this mood change not in connection with the side effects in the leaflet. Shortly after raising Risperidal to 2 mg in June 2010, I got severe depression, with this fear of the final and nothing from the past. I had more of the side effects on the leaflet. It took me 2 weeks to find the reasons for my depression at Risperidal. Since the end of June 2010, I have discontinued Risperidan. Hane still has these depressions that need to be treated with Seroquel and Lorazepam and Lystra.

    Side effects: Mood swings; Depressions
  3. Ricky S. Langley says:
    4.0 rating

    Risperdal for Psychosis

    I am very disappointed … because I am told that I am ill and medi even more sick …. panic and relapses with violent trembling alternate, I can not recommend it. before that I had seroquel, where I will go back again. All in all, I can say that the side effects are really violent, and one wonders what one would rather live with … with the symptoms of a psyschose (fierce discussions, where a good circle of friends helps, anger and more or less more violent delusions and self-talk (hearing voices, ect) or these most violent anxiety states and that in front of the best friends or family ….

  4. Dennis T. Anderson says:
    4.0 rating

    Risperdal for Sleep disorders

    First at night 0.25 mg good experiences, better sleep, increase sexual feelings for about 1 month. Then the effect subsided. Gradually to maintain the effect with consultation of the neurologists until June increased to 2 mg in the evening. Increasing marked dreams and certain moods acted as a side effect. It reinforced my fear of the final that everything once passes and never returns. I brought this mood change not in connection with the side effects in the leaflet. Shortly after raising Risperidal to 2 mg in June 2010, I got severe depression, with this fear of the final and nothing from the past. I had more of the side effects on the leaflet. It took me 2 weeks to find the reasons for my depression at Risperidal. Since the end of June 2010, I have discontinued Risperidan. Still have these depressions, restlessness and anxiety that need to be treated with Seroquel, Lyrica, Pipamperon and Lorazepam. The drug has reduced my quality of life and I advise to be careful. If I had known that before, I would not have taken this medication.

    Side effects: Symptom amplification; Unrest
  5. Beverly W. Moring says:
    3.0 rating

    Risperdal for Borderline

    24 hours of tiredness, sleeping in one piece, severe concentration problems, aggression, confusion

    Side effects: Confusion; Aggressiveness; Fatigue
  6. Stephen A. Poole says:
    2.0 rating

    Risperdal for Psychosis

    The syringes are very painful and bring nothing at all. I also had to swallow tablets. Risperdal-Constra is not recommended …

    Side effects: Ineffectiveness
  7. John S. Maloney says:
    1.0 rating

    Risperdal for Psychosis

    I did not use Risperdal. Unfortunately, only medium potent. Benefits most of the sick and nothing. Is more what healthy!!

    Side effects: Ineffectiveness
  8. Theresa D. Caruso says:
    3.0 rating

    Risperdal for Psychosis

    I first got Risperdal about three years ago during my stay in psychiatry. After some time, however, there was a flow of milk that I did not want to tolerate, because there were stains on my clothes that everyone could see. Another reason why I found this antipsychotic bad was that the effect did not materialize. Incidentally, the milk flow continued for months after the medication was changed, but it then gradually crept off.

    Side effects: Ineffectiveness
  9. Deborah D. Eldridge says:
    4.5 rating

    Risperdal for Psychosis

    The psychotic symptoms (superficial insanity, paranoia, thought disturbances, thought propagation and indulgence – no hearing of voices, hallucinations) went back quite fast, but from the beginning I had muscle stiffness, especially in the facial muscles and problems with swallowing. On the other hand, I got Akineton, which helped a lot. It was particularly bad with the side effects after about 2 months. Depression, listlessness, etc. This was always pushed by my treating physicians on the minus symptoms. After 5 months of Risperdal I was hospitalized a second time with severe depressive syndrome and presuicidal syndrome. Recently I had suicidal thoughts throughout. After resuming hospitalization, the Risperdal was immediately discontinued and I received 10mg Abilify instead. The severe depressive problem was almost completely absent after less than 1 week. The weaning effects were also very strenuous for a few weeks to deal with. However, in retrospect, it was a blessing in exchange for months of thinking about their own funeral, hoping that after falling asleep, you would not wake up and hours on the sofa would only have to gaze at the second hand of the clock. I can not recommend it after my experience.

  10. Heather D. Rader says:
    2.0 rating

    Risperdal for Psychosis

    For four years I have been bothering with my thoughts, fears and my body (30Kg increased). Have in the first three years 5 drugs have / should test, because I had of all the side effects such as influence, dullness, total fatigue, weight gain u.a. For a year, I take fluanxol depot injection 2%, 2ml. I am so good that I had dropped off for a short time, is not recommended … Have learned from it. I thought I did not need it anymore because I did not feel that normal anymore since the onset of psychosis. After consultation with my doctor, I will soon do a consultation therapy that should protect me in addition, before me and the other evil 🙂 By and large, I’m glad Fluanxol, a good doctor and hope to have found a good psychologist! Life is also nice with schizophrenics and depresions, when the medies work, make out of it !!!

    Side effects: Withdrawal symptoms
  11. Stephen V. Johnston says:
    2.0 rating

    Risperdal for Depression

    on Trevilor I have extreme problems with the bladder, which is uncomfortable with a paraplegia. otherwise I have not noticed any major side effects, which is good as well the mood is much better, with rapid reduction or discontinuation of the drug, increased pressure in the head (feeling the skullcap stands out)

    Side effects: Withdrawal symptoms
  12. Robert C. David says:
    2.5 rating

    At least 1-2 times a week I have cramps that last for hours. It is quite stressful and medications that are supposed to help against this side effect help very little. Anti-convulsant medications: Akinetone, Kematrin

    Side effects: View cramps
  13. Kelly E. Miller says:
    4.0 rating

    Risperdal for Psychosis

    Yes, I am actually quite satisfied with the drug, but I do not get along with the side effect, the eye cramp. It occurs differently, usually when overloaded in crowds. I always have to look up like a compulsion. I can also turn my eyes very hard from above. I am quickly irritated, want to withdraw, have absurd thoughts, …. What helps: -Lock (it must be dark) -a quiet place -Good distraction -sleep

    Side effects: View cramps
  14. Fred S. Parker says:
    2.5 rating

    Risperdal for Psychosis

    Visual disturbance (as seen through a slide) at least 10 hours sleep, at 8 hours the next morning the whole day fully broken ejaculation remained off

    Side effects: Ejaculatory; Blurred vision
  15. Daisy C. Payton says:
    4.5 rating

    Risperdal for Depression

    I was in my early 20s when I got Risperdal monthly as a custodian. At that time I was in a depressive state. After taking Risperdal, diffuse fears and social withdrawal were added. More than half of my hair fell off, I did not get any menstruation, had muscle rigidity, was no longer able to wash my hair independently or unscrew a Selte bottle, Muscle weakness. My prolactin level was elevated, which leads to an increase of male hormones in the woman. I felt like I had sex and so did others. Facial stiffness expressed itself in the fact that other people constantly asked me why I stare at them so questioningly. That came from the Risperdal.

  16. April A. Rickman says:
    3.0 rating

    Risperdal for Psychosis

    I got Pisperdal consta after a psychosis. In the first eight weeks, I gained seven kilos. My hair went out, I had milk flow but the drug was not discontinued. It was then the rule and I have no sexual desire more. I am constantly tired and sleep 13 hours a day. I then continued to gain five pounds. Now I’m switched to Zeldox so I do not increase anymore. In addition, another attitude to life should set in again. I can not recommend Risperdal consta

  17. Jack R. Conley says:
    3.0 rating

    I got Risperdal 1 mg and sometimes 2 mg. Against a discontinuation psychosis after mirtazapine. I saw blurry. Was constantly tired only 2-3 hours a day powerful. Finally, I was almost impotent. There was virtually nothing left. Thank God there is Abilify. That brings him back on track.

    Side effects: Impotence; Fatigue; Blurred vision