My 16 yr old daughter was born with multiple disabilities to include bipolar, autism and developmental delay (physical & mental) takes risperdal with side effects of insomnia... any medication for the insomnia?
Hello moremisech. A popular medication now been given is the anti-depressant trazodone (Desyrel) but its been precribed more as a sleeping medication. It has very little in the area of side effects. I was on it some years ago. Had to stop it because of my body building up an immunity to it. There are many drugs as you know, that will certainly help her to sleep, but far to many have the unpleasant side effects that go can accompany them. I'd ask her doctor about the trazodone Best of wishes to you both.
- Risperdal Information for Consumers
- Risperdal Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Risperdal (detailed)
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