Risperidone long term side effects

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Avatar m tn Hi, well a quick background.. back in high school (this was like 12 years ago) I started getting addicted to various drugs including OTC drugs like DXM, dramamine/benadryl.. after a few years I stopped it all EXCEPT diphenhydramine. I have no explanation for why this one stuck with me, I suppose because it's so easy to get? Now when I say "extreme" long-term abuse I mean extreme. I've been through periods of 80-100 pills nightly (25 mg each) and now I limit it to 40-50-ish.
Avatar m tn I gained 50lbs while on zyprexa and developed glucose tolerance problems. We really do not know how these medications work, or the long term effects. At the end, it is a chemical you are adding to your brain. However I do not think they cause schizophrenia in non schizophrenics. Everyone is different though. I think it will be smart to ask about other alternatives and the pros and cons of each one. I used clonazepam years ago for anxiety/panic attacks.
Avatar f tn Also, I'm worried about its long-term effects on my liver. I also drink more wine than I did before because I go out and socialize more. Seroquel is also expensive. Even with my insurance, I'm paying about $50 per month, along with my birth control, I'm paying about $100 per month on medication. As long as I have Valium on stand-by for hairy situations, I think I'd be okay.
1580318 tn?1550258081 Many popular prescription drugs, it turns out, come with the potential for serious side effects, including everything from short-term nausea and headaches to chronic inflammatory myopathy and heart disease — or worse. But this important information is often shrouded from public view, which intentionally perpetuates the myth that the benefits of FDA-approved drugs far outweigh any risks.
952564 tn?1268372247 Nor can I say what the long term side effects of medications in study will be. Lithium as does Risperdal has long term side effects. But ever medication does. As to what medication is most helpful for each person that's a psychiatrist's decision so feel free to ask why. As for financial issues though there are ways to obtain insurance coverage such as Medicaid or the Medicaid Buy in for Working People with Disabilities as well as ways to fight coverage denials as I do successfully all the time.
Avatar m tn The second need follow up with a neurologist who is a movement disorders specialist (long term movement disorders are called tardive dyskinesia for more information google "patient education tardive dyskinesia" note as the site itself says "some of these medications are medically necessary"). Your psychiatrist could tell the difference and its crucial to discuss this with them.
574118 tn?1305138884 I dont know why they say that these drugs have not been approved for use for more than six months? Are they covering themselves against claims for long term side effects? Obviously there are a whole load of people out there taking them for years. My Dad has been on AP's for 40 years. About the Benzo's, I thought they were a short term fix 'till the other medication started working eg. six weeks or so or for an emergency, a panic attack or such. Can you take them for years?
Avatar f tn As its a long term injection it takes a while to have the amount in the blood stream lowered so that the side effects will go away but you could ask your psychiatrist more about this.
Avatar f tn Also meds like Vyvanse will last much longer. I looked up the med for his constipation. It has several side effects like Diarrhoea. And it is not recommended to take it any longer then two weeks. http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/digestive-health/medicines/movicol.html I wonder if a simple stool softner that contains docusate sodium might be a better way to go. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-323-Docusate+Sodium+Oral.aspx?
574118 tn?1305138884 It's off label to use risperidone for the depressive side of bipolar, but if anything, you'd want to increase it, not decrease it. A Seroquel increase is probably a better thing to try first. And side effects often decrease after a couple of weeks. If it's available where you are, Latuda (lurasidone) just got approval for bipolar depression. It might be too expensive, though. Also, have you tried lamotrigine? Abilify is another good suggestion.
Avatar m tn We also know that these drugs can cause some serious side effects in Alzheimer's patients, such as an increased risk of stroke and respiratory issues. And another study linked the use of "atypical" antipsychotic drugs to an increased risk of sudden cardiac death – even in younger patients. Now a study shows that the anti-psychotic drugs that are commonly prescribed to treat Alzheimer's could actually double a patient's risk of dying within a few years.
Avatar f tn The side effects and long term side effects are just awful and my daughter agrees about the effects on her body. My question is what other medications have been successful in mananging and slowing down the manic episodes and depressive as well?
574118 tn?1305138884 Well although a psychiatrist could make a conclusive decision from what I know one antipsychotic at a working dose is more effective then 3 at a sublinical dose and there is less of a chance of long term side effects as well. Seroquel didn't even begin to work for me until 300 mg but and I believe that's the standard starting effective dose through only a psychiatrist would understand this in full.
574118 tn?1305138884 But the older antipsychotics such as Stelazine (in the category of Thorazine) far less so. In any case 3 antipsychotics due to long term side effects is in general medical opinion too much. Why not ask if the Stelazine could be discontinued as that doesn't have much of a mood stabilization effect? The Risperidone and Seroquel are both at subclinical doses so perhaps one could be raised to a clinical dose and the other gradually titrated off.
574118 tn?1305138884 If that is ruled out then ask your psychiatrist if it is caused by the medication and if you are concerned about the information they might provide go to the medication websites themselves as those are the exact statistics and make sure not to panic yourself about rare adverse side effects as to my full knowledge that's not what is occuring here. I do know something about antipsychotics having been on them long term but not anti-depressents so you might want to look that one up first.
968908 tn?1274874715 For people who have taken this drug for muitlple years (like myself, i took it for 14 years only to come off in March this year) research on the long term effects of drug use would only start to be gathered now. These drugs are not perfect, they alter the chemistry of the brain and who knows what this long term alteration actually does on a celluar level....
Avatar n tn Psychotherapy can be useful to manage crises as well as the development of long term coping mechanisms. If your suicidal thoughts are overwhelming, I would advise you to go to the nearest emergency room to be adequately reassessed. Otherwise, I would suggest informing your physician regarding your current suicidal feelings immediately. The information provided in this forum is presented for general educational purposes only.
574118 tn?1305138884 its been around since the 1860's and thus has had well over a century to collect a list of side effects as long as your arm most of which do not affect the average patient and second its generic and thus cheap - its very hard for a doctor to prescribe lithium when the drug rep has just been in that week with the latest freebies and information on the new wonder drug of the moment.
574118 tn?1305138884 Check out all of the medications you are on to see their side effects, long term effects etc so that you have as much information as possible. All the best PS. I like that joke - very fitting!
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Avatar n tn All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects.
7522862 tn?1396949021 extreme difficulty when trying to follow a movie's story) Severe Memory loss (short term and long term similar to Global Amnesia) I forget what I did or said 30 seconds before and I'm starting to forget how to do basic things and remember simple things like people's names (even family members) or once familiar places.
574118 tn?1305138884 As for that, a standard movement disorders test should be done regularly by a psychiatrist to monitor for it. For everyone. The important thing is not to put long term side effects out of mind but to address them factually. I had a friend who said "I don't read the package inserts as regarding side effects of medications. I don't want to worry I'll get them". He developed gastritis from Topomax which turned into Barrett's esophogitis. Yes this is extremely rare.
Avatar m tn as far as my depression etc is concerned. I am also concerned about the long term side effects of ssri's. If I go off of them altogether and am a wreck, does it take long for them to start working again? Is there any harm? I just feel like I have tried everything. Perhaps I am not "curable". Maybe this is as good as it gets. Since typing this I was told: The last I heard from the np Depress that coexist with ocd is particularly serotonegic.
574118 tn?1305138884 I know xanax is addictive above 1mg mine is lower considering the transiant situation. As to side effects of AD's all of them have got all the side effects you can think of including depression !!!
Avatar f tn Hello verna2 Tardive Dyskinesia is a neurological syndrome caused by the long-term use of neuroleptic drugs. Neuroleptic drugs are generally prescribed for psychiatric disorders, as well as for some gastrointestinal and neurological disorders. Tardive Dyskinesia is also sometimes referred to as: Linguofacial Dyskinesia, Oral-facial Dyskinesia, TD, Tardive Dystonia and Tardive Oral Dyskinesia. Have you been on any of these medications?
11119474 tn?1428705770 His notes also reflect that next visit he would prescribe this drug. What is risperidone? Risperidone is a antipsychotic medicine. It works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain. Risperidone is used to treat schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic depression). It is also used in autistic children to treat symptoms of irritability.