Is there an alternative to risperidone? My my daughter is bipolar & still hears voices in her head ☹️
What are alternatives to risperidone?
Question posted by Cynlu on 24 June 2022
Last updated on 24 June 2022 by WildcatVet
There are many different options that you can discuss with her doctor. Speaking purely from my personal experience I'm now taking Vraylar which treats both schizophrenia and Bipolar disorders. I also take Wellbutrin to control the depressive episodes. This combination along with a mood stabilizer (lamotrigine) works very effectively for me.
Everyone responds differently to these medications so it may be a matter of trial and error until you find what works well for your daughter.
Best regards and good luck to both of you.
I am bipolar too, but do not have the problem your daughter has, and I am sorry to read so.
I take Seroquel (Quetiapine) and Zyprexa (Olanzapine) both belong to the drug class of atypical antipsychotics and for me they have worked pretty well, of course everyone reacts differently to medications.
I will provide you with a link with atypical antipsychotics with user reviews so you can discuss which one could suit your daughter best with her Dr.:
Risperidone is also in the same drug class of atypical antipsychotics.
- Risperidone uses and safety info
- Risperidone prescribing info & package insert (for Health Professionals)
- Side effects of Risperidone (detailed)
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