Doctor prescribed risperdone for adhd/add instead of my adderall today. After looking it up I dont see anywhere that its for that condition. I have very high bp and take wellbutrion, aspirin, xanax, linispril, catapress, norvasc, folic acid, nifedipine, lortab 10/500, and adderall. So can anyone please tell me if this is a bad combination?
I have seen it used with children who are extremely hyper. Not as a usual drug for adhd. Its an anti psychotic. Here are the cardiovascular side effects for the drug Cardiovascular side effects have frequently included tachycardia, hypertension, and hypotension. Palpitation, AV block, and myocardial infarction have also been reported. Ventricular tachycardia, angina pectoris, premature atrial contractions, T wave inversions, ventricular extrasystoles, syncope, edema, ST depression, myocarditis, venous thromboembolism, and bradycardia have been reported rarely. Prolongation of the QT interval has been reported in some patients. One fatal cardiac event following initiation of risperidone (the active ingredient contained in Risperdal) therapy has been reported.
Here's a link to the interactions https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1476-0,1717-0,704-358,172-78,2019-1305,133-54
My own opinion, I wouldn't take an anti psychotic unless I had a psychosis. These aren't innocuous drugs.
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