My 10 year old boy has been on Risperdal for 8 months, currently at 1.5 mg / day; I need to take him off... can I do it overnight or I need to do it gradually overtime? If so, what dosage reduction is recommended and at what intervals?
17 Jun 2010
I hope I am not too late answering your question! Risperdal should NOT be stopped abruptly! Doing so can cause your son to experience extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) such as involuntary, jerking movements similar to Parkinsons' disease; uncontrollable/slurring speech, restlessness, and bizarre facial expresions. You need to get his doctor to taper him off of the medication. Hope this helps!
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