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(also known as Risperidone, Rispen, Belivon)

Risperidone is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, mania or bipolar disorder, or irritability associated with autistic disorder. This medicine should NOT be used to treat behavioral problems in older adult patients who have dementia .

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Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Bipolar Disorder
2651
60%
Schizophrenia
432
64%
Autism / Autism Spectrum
306
81%
Depression - Teen
161
50%
Tourette Syndrome & Tic...
130
65%
Overall, 64% (4144 Members) find Risperdal helpful
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Risperdal Reviews

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Working / Worked
Has been working for the most part for the last 10 years. Sometimes still have auditory hallucinations, especially if there's something with a lot of stress going on. Having a lot of them constantly I sometimes refer to as "breaking through the medication" Had to reduce the meds by 2 mg because my eye started to have a twitch and I started to have a problem with drooling in public and because I found the dose still sedating.
Working / Worked
caused lactation
worked for 2 weeks like a miracle, then, nothing.
Working / Worked
it works great as long as I remember to take it
Working / Worked
Took 3 mg. It effectively treated my psychotic features, but I kept gaining weight on it. I think it dumbed me down a good bit too.
Working / Worked
worked but side effects were intolerable
He's better when he takes his medication.
Working / Worked
Works well
Working / Worked
It worked but I had to get off of it since it made me gain 20 pounds and lactate
Working / Worked
Am still under this medication and it's working very well for me.
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: risperidone
    Risperdal will put the weight on you. What dose do you take? Maybe if you could go down some on the dosage, it will not be as bad. I did not have a pr... [More]
  2. Discussion: risperidone reading
    Why are you using 8-12 mg of risperdal? You should be catatonic taking that much. Just my opinion since when I used risperdal I took 1 mg and it worke... [More]
  3. Discussion: CELEXA 20 MG WITH .25 RISPERIDONE
    I don't know about the first one.. but I have experience with Risperdal ..... my docs always told me that .25 mg of Risperdal was very low.... however... [More]
  4. Discussion: starting Risperdal
    I've been on Risperidone for about 4 months now and I was just as worried about the side affects. I've experienced a few of them but thankfully no we... [More]
  5. Discussion: Quitting Risperdal~~
    When I went off risperidone the first time, I regret it but going back on it was for the best. The benefits of staying outweigh the negative. I did ga... [More]