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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
2678
60%
Schizophrenia
442
65%
Autism / Autism Spectrum
307
81%
Depression - Teen
162
50%
Tourette Syndrome & Tic...
132
65%
Overall, 64% (4190 Members) find Risperdal helpful
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Risperdal Reviews

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Worked very well for controlling my psychotic symptoms. I no longer take this drug, however, as it initially caused me to gain more than 70 lbs. and subsequently made it impossible to lose any weight. In the two months since I stopped taking Risperdal, I've lost 25 lbs.
Working / Worked
noncontrolled tremors lethargy, not good for me
Definitely helps with my mood and getting rid of my visual hallucinations 2 mg daily
Working / Worked
no side effects. thinks it works but unwilling to stop in case it dose help my mood swings
Working / Worked
I had problems with it
Working / Worked
Worked well but I couldn't stay awake in the morning
Working / Worked
effective against psychosis but gave me a tremor.
Working / Worked
Effective for psychosis.
Working / Worked
Working! Don"t feel side effects at all. Do not know why it was prescribed. Maybe I used to hear "voices."
Working / Worked
Took it in my teens, worked.
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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]