Q. Can stopping Sizodon LS suddenly cause any problem?

Answered by Dr. Ramchandra Lamba and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M


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Hello doctor,

Since four years I am taking Sizodon LS medicine from a trusted doctor. Nowadays I feel sufficient response. But after consulting my same doctor, he is avoiding to stop that medicine. As per his opinion, if I stop this tablet, again I will face problem after a month. Now, I request you, is it true or false?

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Dr. Ramchandra Lamba
Psychiatry, Psychologist/ Counsellor, Sexology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

As you are on Sizodon LS (Risperidone) for last four years and now alright. Stopping the drugs depends upon many factors like your diagnosis, family support, etc. It is true that if you are suffering from schizophrenia or related diseases, then it is advised that you continue the medicine for many years or possibly life long otherwise relapse (symptoms re-appear) can occur. So, continue your treatment according to the advise of your psychiatrist.

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