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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My husband takes Lithium 450 mg daily and a tablet of Sizodon LS at night for the disorder. He complains of sleepiness during the daytime. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, My husband is suffering from bipolar disorder. He takes Lithium 450 mg daily and tablet of Sizodon LS at night. Initially, he used to take half a tablet of Sizodon LS. But now, again, he is complaining of excessive sleep during the daytime. His mania symptoms have reduced but have not gon... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your husband has a manic episode. His symptoms reduce on medication. If he has excessive sedation in the daytime, you can now stop his Sizodon LS (Risperidone). It was given for acute manic episodes and to calm patients. Once the patient star... Read Full »
Will Sizodon for depression have any effect on erection and sexual desire?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a married guy of 33 years old. For the past two to three years, I am facing problem to get a proper erection. At my teenage I did masturbate frequently. Somehow I lost flexibility and elasticity of the penis and loosen skin. At the age of 28, I was affected by depression and I too... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query with keen interest and understand your concerns. First of all, I like to inform you that masturbation is completely harmless process and not associated with any side effects. However, depression is one of the common causes of poor erections and it ... Read Full »
How can I cure schizophrenia without drugs?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and have been prescribed anti-psychotic medication Olanzapine. I have been taking it for 2 to 3 years. I was wondering if there is an alternate route to treatment? Or if there is another solution for a possible cure? I do not want to deal with ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medicine. Yes, Olanzapine is available in injectable form. If Olanzapine is causing some effects then it can be changed to other antipsychotic like Aripiprazole, Risperidone or Ziprasidone. You need to take medicines or injectables to keep sym... Read Full »
Can Risperidone 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 somethin... Read Full »
I have been taking Risperidone for three months. Could it be causing me trouble concentrating and memorizing?
Query: Hi doctor,I have been taking Risperidone for three months. I had a mental disease, due to which my doctor recommended this dose. I started from 2 mg around the sixth month, and it reduced to 1 mg. I am not able to concentrate and memorize anything in my studies. I wanted to know whether it was becau... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. First of all, I need to know about your disease and the disease's severity and duration. You are taking Risperidone, which is an antipsychotic. So you may have a psychotic disorder. A psychotic disorder may l... Read Full »
Why is there no libido even after stoppage of 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
My brother has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and refuses to take any medication. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, My brother is being extremely unbearable these days. He also had these symptoms of beating his head and speaking intensely rudely six months back. We took the help of a psychiatrist, where he was diagnosed and treated for schizophrenia, after which he became normal. He was taking Zispe... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your situation. Your brother has schizophrenia, and you need to take him to the nearest psychiatrist for medication. He needs to take antipsychotic medication at any cost. You can restart the same medications; it will help him. ... Read Full »
How to reduce the anger of my son?
Query: Hi doctor,My son is very aggressive, sensitive, short temper, get panic, hyper and angry quickly. He could not listen to any good suggestions or guidance. He does not have a mental resistance. However, he is very sincere about his studies. He has got 83% marks in his studies. Now, he is preparing fo... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son has suffered from viral encephalitis at a very young age, which could have been a significant insult to the growing brain.The irritability and anger outbursts are a result of post encephalitis sequelae. It can be controlled with medications.I suggest tablet Oxeto... Read Full »
I had an episode of psychosis. How long should I stay on the treatment?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35 years old male. I had an episode of psychosis for the first time four months ago and is treated with Risperidone and Escitalopram. For how long should I stay on the treatment? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For psychosis, Risperidone is considered the right drug. However, Escitalopram is given for depression. So if at present you do not have any depressive symptoms you can discontinue Escitalopram. However, Risperidone should be continued at least for a year in the first ... 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 »
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 ... Read Full »