Risperdal withdrawal risperidone

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Avatar m tn I am really happy today.Yesterday I took my last dose of Risperidone which I had been taking since the past four months and which had been tapered off by my Pdoc .I never liked this med which had numerous side effects of which I experienced some,thankfully not the worst ones.I will now only have to take my mood stabilizer which I have been taking for a number of years.
Avatar f tn I was put on Risperdal 1/2 mg in sept 13 08,recently (last week stopped it ) had to me slighty taper,Im wondering if yoou really neeed to taper,Im not bipolar I have depression and anxiety and was put on Risperdal for racing thoughts,Does any one or has anyone ever just stopped Risperdal without tapering,,my pharmisist said its not nesa sarry byt i dont realy know for sure,i think sometimes he just tells me what he thinks i want to hear,,,,THanks
Avatar m tn I would want to know if anyone has experienced similar withdrawal syndrome from Risperidone or similar such anti psychotics and about how long could this withdrawal syndrome last after stopping this medicine as I am very distressed with this anxiety.Any responses and suggestions are welcome.
Avatar m tn I am in full blown withdrawal from risperidone and my psychiatrist is out of town.I got side effects(involuntary movements) so had to quit.My doc will be back 4 days from now.Any suggestions.
Avatar n tn As a stand-alone med for depression I wouldn't bet a lot of money on its working, but if you mix it with an antidepressant for treatment-resistant major depressive disorder the odds are pretty good that Risperdal (risperidone) will work. Good luck...
Avatar n tn I am writing for answers for my 15 Year old son with Autism. He has been on Risperdal for about 5 years now and was taking 4mg x 2 daily, HIGH, I KNOW. He is 5'10" 165 lbs. For about the past 6 months he has started with some new behaviors. I relayed these to his Psychiatrist and she has had no comment on them. I researched them myself and found they mimic Tardive dyskinesia in many ways. I have found a new Psychiatrist but can not get in to see her for approx 2 more weeks.
Avatar m tn Does stopping Risperidone give rise to a withdrawal reaction?.If so what are the symptoms?.
Avatar m tn Yes I experienced withdrawal symptoms when I was changed from Seroquel to Risperdal and had to titrate off on at the rate my psychiatrist told me to. That is not uncommon. Its chemically separate phenomenon from addiction and if a person follows their psychiatrist's titration schedule in time these concerns will pass.
Avatar f tn Adel did you find the withdrawal syndrome from tapering Risperidone difficult.I have found it extremely difficult and wonder how long the anxiety will continue after stopping the risperidone which for me is just 6 days away.
603015 tn?1329866573 I take risperidone for 7 years now with nothing of the sort, although of course i get from time to time the above because all pschy persons get it, people who are nervous, people in distress, etc... Mind you risperidone/risperdal is one of the oldest atypical if not the oldest, besides it's an antipsychotic. For example with spastic colon they "cure" it by giving say dogmatil which another typical AP.
Avatar m tn Hi how long do you think this sleeping problem could last.I am a bit disturbed.I shall be seeing my Psychiatrist only on 27th.Do you feel do I need to restart Risperidone at a lower dose and taper slowly from there.Waiting for a reply.
Avatar n tn *752 per 100,000 for those treated with atypical antipsychotics--risperidone (Risperdal), olanzapine (Zyprexa), and quetiapine (Seroquel); *718 per 100, 000 for those treated with the SSRIs - Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa) *425 per 100, 000 for those treated for "social anxiety disorder" with nefazodone (Serzone), mirtazapine (Remeron), and bupropion (Wellbutrin/Zyban); *136 per 100,000 for those treated for panic disorder--with
Avatar m tn I think my sleep problems are related to Risperdal and Xanax withdrawal reactions.My sleep problems began in October first week when my Psychiatrist start tapering me off Risperidone from September and it has gradually worsened as the dose was further reduced.Now I am off the Risperdal and mood wise I am OK.On my request my Psychiatrist has further slowed the tapering of Xanax.I am meeting him on 26th and will ask him for a sleeping aid like Ambien.
Avatar f tn medicine for depression or mental illness, such as fluoxetine (Prozac), haloperidol (Haldol), imipramine (Tofranil), risperidone (Risperdal), or thioridazine (Mellaril); a medication to treat high blood pressure or a heart condition; medications to treat Parkinson's disease; or seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Tegretol), divalproex (Depakote), phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), phenytoin (Dilantin), or valproate (Depakene).
Avatar m tn on a medical level please do you knwo to tell me about Risperidone. Risperdal otherwise. when i give it to her she has tremors and feels very heavy i had to massage her around the neck as she gets stifness. doctor insist i continue giving it to her. but on the directions of the med in the box it says not to be gven to patients with dementia. is that true? i have reduced it a little bit but hallucinaitons through dream are still there..
Avatar f tn Most of the side effects are common to the drug type and Seroquel has less it seems than some like Risperdal and Geodon to name but 2 with bad reps for side effects. All in all it works wonders for me, I feel normal and the side effects are not serious and come and go, I take it with Lithium and Abilify and it seems to work well, just make sure you read the information statement - you can find one here : http://www.drugs.com/seroquel.html Hope that helps in some way.
Avatar f tn GENERIC NAME TRADE NAME Acetophenazine Tindal Chlorpromazine Largactil, Megaphen, Thorazine Clorprothixene Taractan Fluphenazine Permitil, Prolixin Haloperidol Haldol Loxapine Loxitane Mesoridazine Serentil Metoclopramide Reglan Molindone Moban Olanzapine Zyprexa Perphenazine Etrafon, Trilafon, Triavil Pimozide Orap Piperacetazine Quide Prochlorperazine Combid, Compazine Promazine Sparine Promethazine Phenergan, Stopayne, Synalgos, Risperidone Risperdal Thiethylperazine Tore
Avatar m tn The phenothiazines may be used when haloperidol or pimozide has proven ineffective. Atypical antipsychotics and other agents that block dopamine receptors include risperidone(Risperdal) and clozapine(Clozaril). Tetrabenazine is a promising new medication with fewer side effects than other typical neuroleptics. It can be used in combination with the older antipsychotic medications, allowing for lower doses of both medications with substantial relief.