My Mother has alzheimers and 3 months ago was prescribed risperidone to combat her moods. after 1 week of taking the drug her ankles were badly swollen, we voiced our concerns to her mental health team who stopped it for 1 week then decided to put her back on it stating that they saw no difference and that the benefits to her moods outweighed the side effects. my sister and I have grave misgivings about this drug as we have both noted a marked decline in our mother in this 3 month period i.e her shortness of breath, the blue tingeing of her lips after walking gently for no great distance and her more increased confusion also she has midriff distention a bad back we are so worried that we are being fobbed off because my mother is 79 eh why waste resources on the elderly!!!
- Risperidone Information for Consumers
- Risperidone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Risperidone (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Bipolar Disorder - Risperidone - can't sleep & anxious, should I swap or will other meds be the same
It was great in the beginning for my mood swings and irritability but I can't sleep anymore. Most nights I get only 3-4 hrs and i'm having ...
4 answers • 10 Dec 2010
... use to take 6mg of risperidone but my new psychiatrist felt that was to high and took me down to .25mg twice daily. Anybody else taking these ...
4 answers • 20 Feb 2012
My apoligies for the lenght of this question , I have search everywhere and it seems I am the only person. I was on .25md of risperidone for a little ...
3 answers • 27 Feb 2013
My son has been on Risperidone for several years. Recently I heard from another patient that he was taken off it due to heart problems. I have ...
1 answer • 20 Feb 2014
1 answer • 13 Jun 2015