Risperdal and cogentin

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I was prescribed risperdal and cogentin for psychosis in March of 2011. At first the medication cause my neck to jerk to the side and stay there. Which led to them giving me Benodryl to reverse the effects. They later gave me the injection so i wouldn't have to keep up with medication when i was released. I had a bad reaction to the injections because my muscles became stiff,I gain weight , my mouth kept filling with saliva and my face swelled.
I was prescribed risperdal and cogentin for psychosis in March of 2011. At first the medication cause my neck to jerk to the side and stay there. Which led to them giving me Benodryl to reverse the effects. They later gave me the injection so i wouldn't have to keep up with medication when i was released. I had a bad reaction to the injections because my muscles became stiff,I gain weight , my mouth kept filling with saliva and my face swelled.
i now take risperdal and i sleep good and i no longer hear voices.....
She has been staying with some people that are enabling her. And, she went completely off the risperdal for 3 days and refused to take cogentin. Thus, now she is in the hospital. I have been going with her to the psychiatrist and have been working with the doc on her med treatment. Even he told her that she has to get off the drugs or she is wasting all our time. When she is released, I will talk to her about what you had advised.
I currently take Depakote, Risperdal and Cogentin (the latter to control the tremor from the Risperdal) and my doctor mentioned I could probably try Abilify instead. This regimen keeps my moods very stable (although a little bit unmotivated and depressed all the time) but I am concerned about what I feel is mental confusion, although it is hard to blame that on a particular drug, other health factors, advancing age, eating habits or something else.
This time he was put on Zyprexa and then changed to Risperdal. Ten days in hospital and two weeks of day-visits for therapy later, when he went back to work, he again did not do well (though he was taking his meds). His doctor said that he may not be responding to Risperdal and switched him immediately to Zyprexa (10mg/day). He did not do well in the next three days and went back again to the hospital. He is now recovering in the hospital but his progress seems slow.
Medications such as Risperdal can produce neurologically-related side effects, and the Cogentin is a useful addition to prevent these - he will likely need to be maintained on it to insure the safety of the Risperdal. Perhaps a simple dose adjustment will help with the side effect of sedation - speak with the prescribing doctor about this. The Risperdal and Depakote can be taken together without difficulty. If your son does eventually go off the Depakote, it will have to be weaned.
She is 39 years old. I have been trying to be hard-nosed and told her that she can't live with me anymore if she keeps on doing drugs. So, she left, and she went completely off the risperdal for about 3 days now. And, as I figured, she is currently in the hospital because of an episode. The people that she decided to "hang with" are enablers so they let her go cold turkey on the risperdal even though I told them that she could get psychotic if she does.
i saw my doctor and she prescribed respiridone AGAIN and cogentin AGAIN idk wtf ima do she said i could be hospitalized soon my tongue is going crazy i can't sleep,relax or sit still so i will just take the g*dd*m freakin pills LOL she said she was worried about me and i really like her alot so i will go back to the beginning and start all over i hope i get better she will put me on injections soon 2X month risperdal and i will not gain weight also saying that my side effects maybe permanent :)
Her doctor put her on Haladol(spelling?) and might change to Risperdol(sp.?). She is on cogentin for the side effects. I have heard different opinions as to the safety of having children while she is on the medication(both the safety of herself and the safety of the child). Could you please give me some more information on this topic and refer me to any information? I really appreciate it. Thanks alot.
The dosage of cogentin started out small, but I ended up having to take quadruple the maximum recommended dosage, and the symptoms were not stopping. In the end, I had to stop taking risperdal due to the Oculogyric crisis.
My autisitci brother has been on risperdal for several years and also cogentin. As the risperdal dosage went up, he started being incontinent at night. I sincerely beleive the risperdal is causing the incontinence. He is currently on 1.5 mg 7:00 am and 3 mg at 7:00 pm. I am considering askign that his night time amount be decreased, slwoly of coure. Can you share any other ideas?
my mouth,my body and my tongue is moving like crazy i can't sleep i'm rigid and i don't see the doctor until aug.29 any help out there would be appreciated!?
A very good friend of mine has been diagnosed BP / PTSD he's currently incarcerated and they are medicating him through sedation, he is taking Depakote which is a normal BP med for him but they were giving him 200mg Thorazine a day until I B*tched and moaned about it till they changed it to Haldol and Cogentin (?) with the Depakote. He's semi stable been in a depression for over a month, but he's also coming off of heavy Meth use for over 5 years and no BP meds in that span.
with respiridone and my sugar is up 30 pts. i gained now two lbs. a day and i threw out my risperdal i started 2x 20mg.(breakfast) & 3x20mg. (supper) of geodon now i feel great with the cogentin also was i wrong to change? also i need to know from you'all ( i mean iladvocate) if you remember how many calories i have to eat to successfully satisfy the enzymes & geodon to digest the meds together?
He refuses to take them. They are giving him Depakote, Risperdal, and Cogentin. He has been on Clonazepam for years. Are any of these meds they are giving him taken by injection?
I was put on Risperdal, Lithium, Cogentin, and Inderal. This outrageous cocktail made my life a real hell for 2 years. I failed school needless to say. I just barely got my life back together via community colleges and whatnot, managing to graduate from a 4-year college a couple years ago. I'm 26, and I can't help feeling that many opportunities were snatched away from me due to forced drugging when I was a teenager.
he has had all of the classic signs of toxicity from this drug. he was treated in our local ER (2 days later) with benedryl and adavan and he seemed fine following the treatment. but the dystonic reactions, disorganized thinking, anxiety, all symptoms continue. it's the weekend, i can't get a doctor to call me back, he has never had any other treatment prior to this and I am scared. please help. i want my son back!!! how long does it take to get this drug out of his system?
Yes weight gain is a potential side effect of Risperdal and I experienced it when I was on it. It can happen with all currently available antipsychotics, the ones with the least potential being Abilify, Saphris and Fanapt. As well temporary movement disorders are a common side effect.
i could for a while... then some quack had me on 8 mg of risperdal and i developed symptoms of tardive dyskenisia and worse and can't hardly take anything since ... i have a degree with honors... but cannot work... so i am on disability.... and barely function... i am in a small town--- and couldn't afford a psychopharmacologist anyhow. i just pray to god. LSD SUCKS.
I am currently on lamictal 200mgs, latuda 40mgs. Trazodone 150mgs at bedtime, and cogentin 1mg twice a day. The cogentin is supposed to help with the side effects of latuda, but it is not. I am scared to go off the antipsychotics though, because last time I did I had this horrible headache for a week. Also after trying all these antipsychotics I have these mystery body aches which my doctor said should not be a side effect of the latuda.
Zyprexa, Benadryl, Depakote, and Seroquel have caused me to twitch and feel like my skin is crawling an hour (or a few) after I take them. I feel as though there is an itch under my skin that I cannot scratch all over my body, and have involuntary movements in my limbs. It happened most severely with Seroquel (100 mg, if I am not mistaken). It did not happen every time I took each of the other medications, and gradually went away with Zyprexa. I was on Zyprexa for about 8 months... 5mg/day.
I am on the lowest dose of geodon, but I am worried about taking more because it gave me body aches, and I had to start taking cogentin again, and if I take more of the geodon it might increase my chances of getting more yucky side effects. I feel like I am stuck between a rock and a hard place, lol.
And if you do develop it Clozaril is an option. And it is treatable. I'm finding Zofran extremely helpful. And the natural remedy rhodiola from clinical studies if given under a provider's supervision as well. And other medications I haven't tried such as Tetrabenzene. Okay. Now let's get to the main point. You are on a medication on that list. I'd say two things are not a good reaction. First of all become terrified or change treatment without speaking to your psychiatrist.
The doctor decided to put him on Risperdal to help the mood swings and the tics. It did help the tics tremendously, and his mood seemed to improve, but he still had the good and bad days. On the bad days, he just seemed to not be able to focus, think clearly or find his words. About a year ago, he started complaining of numbness and tingling in his hands and feet, and complaining about his back hurting. Back to the pediatrician, more x-rays and another MRI.
I am also on Risperdal and cogentin. I think I may be rapid cycling actually. My episodes are not as severe but they are happening more often. I swear I was manic for half a day for a couple of days. Then yesterday I was all perky and ready to do everything in the morning and an hour later I had absolutely no motivation and about another hour later I was back to normal.I am depressed off and on most of the time though. It is a bit exhausting to be going up and down so much.
(Depakote 1 250mg in the morning and 2 250mg at night, K-DUR 1 2x day, Lopressor 25mg/day, Furosemide 40mg/day, Cogentin 1mg at bedtime, and Risperdal 1mg in the am and 2mg at bedtime). I wonder if some of her inabilities are due to an overdose of a drug or some of the drugs not mixing. She is a heavy smoker (3 pks/day) and drinks about 3 liters of diet coke/day.
(Depakote 1 250mg in the morning and 2 250mg at night, K-DUR 1 2x day, Lopressor 25mg/day, Furosemide 40mg/day, Cogentin 1mg at bedtime, and Risperdal 1mg in the am and 2mg at bedtime). I wonder if some of her inabilities are due to an overdose of a drug or some of the drugs not mixing. She is a heavy smoker (3 pks/day) and drinks about 3 liters of diet coke/day.
The research continues to progress and if it goes as planned some of these treatments may be available as adjuncts or potentially as primary antipsychotics within the 3-5 years and have a far more favorable side effect profile and potentially a more favorable recovery rate and work on completely different pathways in the brain than current treatment.
there are many atypical such as Risperdal, Seroquel, Invega and Abilify. Those are in standard usage and the recovery rate is far more favorable. And there are the future generation of antipsychotics, the glutamate antagonists that will not cause tardive dyskinesia (or any movement disorders) or diabetes and any of the side effects you mentioned and promote a fuller recovery.
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