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Risperidone belongs to the atypical antipsychotic group of drugs. It is used to treat mental conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritable symptom seen in autism. The common side effects of this drug are sleepiness, dizziness, constipation, and weight gain.

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How to calm my autistic son from rattling and anxious behavior?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is nearing his 20s and suffering from autism from birth. His hearing got impaired, and he has a cochlear implant. Autism was detected later. He does all his daily chores by himself. No other physical disability is present. However, he repeats sentences 40 to 50 times, and we have t...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. He has been diagnosed with autism and is given tablet Risperidone to control his behavioral issues. However, if his anxiety persists, I think he should be given some drugs to control anxiety. I suggest you take (consult with a specia...  Read Full »

Will Fluvoxamine for OCD cause disturbed sleep and scary vision?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with OCD. My doctor also briefly talked to me about schizotypal personality disorder. I am currently taking Fluvoxamine 200 mg at night, Risperidone 2 mg at night, and Modafinil 100 mg in the morning. It has been well controlled for more than four months no...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What you are experiencing is called hypnogogic hallucinations which occur normally when sleeping sometimes, but in your case, it is due to the Modafinil. It is known to interfere with sleep and also cause hallucinations. Also, the metabolism will be slowed by Fluvoxa...  Read Full »

I want to know the side effects of Risperdal on my child. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a three-year-old son who has been diagnosed with ASD and has been prescribed 0.25 mg of Risperdal a day, along with occupational therapy because of aggressive and self-harming behavior and has been taking it for seven months. He has shown improvement in the first three months but...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your problem and concern about your son. He is on tablet Risperidone (Benzisoxazole and Piperidine) but if he is stable then why does your doctor increase his dose? Your son may have side effects like restlessness and agitation. If he has not had urina...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for lack of libido after discontinuing Risperdal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old male with height 180 cm, and weight 85 kg. I always been healthy. I do not have symptoms of depressions. I took Risperdal to treat minor vocal tics, and I have OCD. Now I have been off Risperdal for five months and still no libido, no sex drive. I searched for post-S...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The drug you used Risperdal contains Risperidone an atypical antipsychotics and it has an effect on libido, but it will wear off when you stop taking medicine. So we need to find other reason causing low libido such as, 1. Decreased sensation in your penis. 2. ...  Read Full »

Is it advised to avoid Risperidone with Tramadol?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an urgent question and I do not know what to do. My mother in law (72 years old) who was a healthy and active person was suddenly diagnosed with Colon cancer last year. She was on chemo and radiotherapy treatment up until her last operation before 7 months where she was told she...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello Welcome to I completely understand your concern regarding your mother in law’s condition. Risperidone and Tramadol have major interactions that can lead to severe health problems like depression, respiratory distress and therefore these should be avoided giving together. Her c...  Read Full »

Can Risperidone have an effect after two months?

Query: Hello doctor, I discontinued Risperidone two months ago. I have not had any psychotic symptoms. I believe my schizoaffective disorder is in remission. However, can Risperidone continue to have an effect two months after taking it? If so what is the maximum amount of time Risperidone continue to hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashanth. B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since you have taken Risperidone for four years, the brain circuits and its neurotransmitters had been under control. The medicine though it might have been washed out from your body, the effect of it remains for a few weeks to months and your brain circuits may start f...  Read Full »

My mother has schizo depressive disorder. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Before three years, my mother was diagnosed with schizo depressive disorder, when she lost her husband. She is having irritable bowel syndrome and diabetes mellitus. Now at present, she is taking Nexito 10 mg (Escitalopram), Hexinor 2 mg (Trihexyphenidyl Hydrochloride) both taken during d...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to She is not getting enough antipsychotic medications. If she has hallucinations and a cognitive problem, then she needs an adequate amount of antipsychotic for a long time. She is on Quetiapine 100 mg which is not a full dose to her, or it is also not responding. So, eit...  Read Full »

I took Risperidone. Will it cause breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I took Risperidone 3 mg daily for 11 months. Can it cause breast cancer? Also, I took ayurveda medicine for irregular periods. When I developed loss of appetite and nausea I stopped it. I took it only for one and a half month. I did not inform my psychiatrist about this. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sathya Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Risperidone can cause a condition known as hyperprolactinemia or an increase in serum prolactin levels. This is associated with a number of symptoms, including secretion of milk from the breast, stoppage of periods, etc. The increased risk of cancer is someth...  Read Full »

How long should I take the meds for bipolar disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffered from bipolar disorder four years back. At that time I was told to take Risperidone and Lonazap. I continued medicines for about one year and slowly stopped them as told by my doctor. Then again one year back I faced same bipolar disorder again but this time it was more severe. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns about the ongoing medications and bipolar disorder. As per the available literature, individuals with bipolar disorder need long-term treatment as discontinuation of medication often brings further new episodes. Since you a...  Read Full »

Can discontinuing antipsychotics cause withdrawal effects?

Query: Hi, I am diagnosed of Psychosis (NOS). The first episode was in 2010 and it lasted for three-four months before I was taken to a psychiatrist. I had been thinking that people are tracking me through email, internet. My mobile phone is tapped and all that. I did not get any auditory or visual halluci...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashish Khandelwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all I must congratulate you for your efforts regarding the illness. Regarding your query, I do not think it is withdrawal psychosis. Though it occurs rare in patients, yours does not seem to be the case. Your recurrence of symptoms is mainly due to ...  Read Full »

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