Risperidone

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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I am always anxious that there are bugs all over my skin. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling a lot with feeling like there are bugs on my skin. I am constantly paranoid. I can barely function with all of my anxiety. But I have started to realize that I have an issue because my scalp is covered in scars and cuts from scratching. I have been checked for li...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The bugs-like feelings on the skin could be occurring due to severe anxiety or stress. But before that, any dermatological causes should be ruled out. This could be due to some drugs too. If you have been taking alcohol for a long, then that could be the reason. Ta...  Read Full »

I feel good after taking anti-anxiety medications except for sleepiness. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 47-year-old male suffering from anxiety disorder and being treated for OCD specifically. I was prescribed Zoloft 100 mg (Sertraline) a year ago. But after three months, I transferred to Prozac 40 mg (Fluoxetine) together with Risperdal 0.5 mg (Risperidone). This has been going on for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunadh M. Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD symptoms are under control using a combination of Risperidone and Fluoxetine, it is not an excellent choice to change it. Fluoxetine usually causes insomnia rather than sleepiness, and it is often taken as a morning or af...  Read Full »

Can I reduce the dose of Risperidone or stop after taking it for six years and recovering from schizophrenia?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with schizophrenia six years ago and was prescribed with tablet Risperidone 4 mg. I did not have any illusions or hallucinations after taking medicine regularly. The dosage gradually decreased, and I am taking Risperidone 1 mg regularly and feeling well. There are no il...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you have schizophrenia, and your condition becomes stable after taking the tablet Risperidone 1 mg. I suggest you taper off your medication, but if your symptoms start repeating, you need to rebuild your dose. I suggest you take the tablet Risperidone 0.5 mg ...  Read Full »

My son is suffering from autism and has been throwing tantrums recently. What can I do to calm him?

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 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.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 specialist doctor...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed of psychosis NOS. Is there a possibility of withdrawal psychosis when antipsychotics are discontinued?

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 icliniq.com.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 natural course ...  Read Full »

My anxiety has improved. Can I lower the dosage of Risperidone?

Query: Hi doctor,I have taken Risperidone 1 mg for anxiety for about seven weeks and tried to lower the dose by taking it less than once a day, for example, once in every 36 hours and later maybe every 48 hours. I do this because anxiety has improved, and the medicine makes me feel bad. My question is that...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. First of all, I like to inform you that lowering the dose can be done without any risk other than the reappearance of symptoms and further need to increase the dose of medication. If this is your first episode...  Read Full »

How can I stop thinking about my imaginary life?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old girl. I have a very stupid habit that has caused a lot of problem for me, I have met a lot of psychologists, but I could never talk about my exact problem with them. It seems to be a ridiculous problem, but I ask your sincere help. When I was 15 years old, I watched a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for sharing your problem with me. I can understand your problem. You have given a complete elaborated history regarding your problem. You are having repetitive thoughts and are obsessed in your virtual fantasy world. Your problem comes under obsessive compulsive di...  Read Full »

I am getting a lot of unrealistic thoughts with mood swings. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old male, I get a lot of unrealistic thoughts, and they consume a lot of my time; as a result, I suffer in studies. I feel as if I am in a different world when I watch movies or traveling or listening to music. I saw a girl's video online, I watched her dance and became he...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from a labile mood, characterized by frequent mood swings. This can hamper your progress and it has to be treated. You require a mood stabilizer, I suggest you try taking the following. Tablet Dicorate ER (Divalproex) 500 mg, once daily. Tablet S...  Read Full »

My mother behaves weirdly with a lot of mood swings. How to treat her?

Query: Hello doctor, First of all, let me thank you for this platform. It is just wonderful that you make professional opinion available for people who have nowhere else to turn. My mother has been showing weird behavior ever since I can remember. The issue is that anytime someone (from our family or othe...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern regarding your mother and your brothers. You have given a beautifully elaborated history, clearly showing your mom is suffering from bipolar affective disorder (BPAD) and needs clinical assistance. She cannot ta...  Read Full »

My 7-years-old says that he wants to marry soon. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, My 7 year old son says that he wants to marry when he see girls. He has a desire to get married. Please tell me how to deal with him. I am worried about him as he is too young.  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Some children show such desire whenever they see opposite sex person. With growing age, such desire will decrease. You can deal it by the following measures. Whenever he demands marriage, never say no, It encourages him. Just tell him, you will talk with girls family. En...  Read Full »

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