Is this drug safe after stop taking risperidone , They say its safe for my son well being but for me i find it hard to believe cause i know their is nothing wrong with my son which is 15 years old , i did not know of it , or that he was on it ., I want them to stop giving him that drug (risperidone) and still they give him that drug , what i need to know did any one ever live after stop taking it or did any one of them ever live a long life , i need help in that cause i am scared for my son safety .
1 Sep 2011
I'd be concerned too for my child if they were taking Anti-Psychotics at such a young age (at 15 the brain is still maturing, and no one knows the risks for children under 18 on these meds).
I'd advise you to seek a second opinion for your son. Is he taking this medication for Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, or for psychotic symptoms? If he's hearing voices/seeing things then it's appropriate that he be on some type of Anti-Psychotic. If he's taking it for Bipolar Disorder or Anxiety I would definitely find a doctor who is willing to try other medications, such as Lithium/Lamictal/other bipolar meds, or for anxiety, an SSRI/SSNRI or benzodiazepines.
Hope this helps.
- Risperidone Information for Consumers
- Risperidone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Risperidone (detailed)
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