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User Reviews for Risperidone

Also known as: Risperdal, Risperdal Consta, Risperdal M-Tab

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Tic Disorder 2 reviews 0 medications
   
8.5
Severe Mood Dysregulation 1 reviews 0 medications
   
8.0
Social Anxiety Disorder 3 reviews 6 medications
   
7.8
Mania 4 reviews 14 medications
   
7.5
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 17 reviews 5 medications
   
7.1
Depression 20 reviews 80 medications
   
6.8
Bipolar Disorder 92 reviews 33 medications
   
6.4
Anxiety 21 reviews 63 medications
   
6.3
Schizophrenia 36 reviews 42 medications
   
6.2
Borderline Personality Disorder 10 reviews 0 medications
   
6.2
Autism 37 reviews 7 medications
   
6.0
Head Injury 2 reviews 1 medications
   
6.0
Schizoaffective Disorder 29 reviews 28 medications
   
5.9
Asperger Syndrome 8 reviews 4 medications
   
5.9
Paranoid Disorder 7 reviews 2 medications
   
5.3
Nightmares 1 reviews 0 medications
   
5.0
Agitation 1 reviews 6 medications
   
3.0
Summary of Risperidone reviews 291 reviews 6.3

Reviews for Risperidone

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I was on this medication at 0.5mg twice a day. Was only on it for a month and a half I gained 20 pounds I was hungry all the time and it raised my prolactin levels so high I started to lactate. This drug made me feel like a zombie I couldn't concentrate or had any desire for anything in like. I stopped taking this drug for only five days now and already I am starting to loose weight and feel some what normal again. Trying to try other methods to control my disorder without having to rely on drugs"

   
2.0

Elamp February 17, 2017

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Risperdal (risperidone) for Bipolar Disorder: "I left a review once before, but have to add to it. I took this medicine for awhile & it helped stabilize my mood. Everything was great, until one day I noticed I was secreting breast milk. The doctor checked my prolactin level & it was very high. It was in the 100's. I had to stop taking this medicine, which is unfortunate."

   
6.0

~*Melanie*~ (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 15, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "Not much relief with lots of side effects."

   
1.0

Ag50 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 9, 2017

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For Asperger Syndrome: "Use to take 3mg, but was too sedating. I currently take .75 at bedtime, and it keeps me calm during the day. Only feel a little irritable at times still, but nothing like prior to taking risperidone. Just 10 lbs in weight gain which I think I needed. I take it in combination with antidepressants, and works very well."

   
9.0

jmncrr (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 2, 2017

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For Schizoaffective Disorder: "Works ok! 6 months later I am still taking it and the side-effects slowly disperse. 6 months later though I feel like I need something else for the voices..."

   
7.0

ks2012ks (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 23, 2017

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For Paranoid Disorder: "This drug made me EXTREMELY TIRED. It was like being on heroine. Barely being able to keep my eyes open. I've never been this tired in my life"

   
3.0

Kkml January 11, 2017

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For Tic Disorder: "I have OCD and trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling). I started taking Risperdal in Jan of 2016 (age 18), and was up to 1mg in March. I still had not noticed changes in my behavior as far as the pulling went or the obsessive thoughts. In a last ditch effort to see if the Risperdal would be effective, we went up to 2mg. After three weeks, I noticed a huge change in behavior. I had little urge to pull anymore. It was such a relief. But then came the long term side effects. I stopped getting periods and my eyes started twitching. I'm now being weened off the drug because of the side effects. The drug seems to work great for OCD and trich, but the side effects ended up being too much for me to manage."

   
9.0

Siwithlove (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 6, 2017

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For Bipolar Disorder: "great drug. mood has improved 100%. little to no side effects. I have been on different drugs for years This one works. If u are depressed have anger issuses, trouble sleeping this drug works. Finally after years of depression, mood swings and uncontrolled anger , I have found peace of mind"

   
10

jimmiebm December 28, 2016

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For Depression: "I just got this new medication I think I need more professional help I'm new in this things some people think I'm crazy but I'm not! about this medication I need more information"

I thick i need more help December 24, 2016

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Risperdal (risperidone) for Bipolar Disorder: "Was only on 2mg of Risperdal for two months. While it did handle my moods and anger outbursts almost completely, it did nothing to help with insomnia, which should have been my clue that it was too activating for me. A month after starting this med I started having heart palpitations (I've never had a heart problem) that continued to get worse until I had been to the ER twice, family Dr once, with an appt scheduled with a cardiologist, legitimately thinking something major was wrong. Two dr's suggested that Risperdal could be causing it, so I began tapering. Two weeks later I am completely off the Risperdal, back on Zyprexa and my heart is fine now. Very scary for me."

   
3.0

BBP007 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 21, 2016

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Risperdal (risperidone) for Schizophrenia: "I don't have schizophrenia I am undiagnosed. I was having issues with family and certain things in my life. Taking this meds made me feel worse with most of my symptoms. I had moments where I felt over tranquillized and trouble communicating how I really felt. I know I felt better before the medication. Now that I am off of it my list of negative side effects is quite large. I wouldn't reccomend this medication to anyone. Especially if you have an endless diagnosis in the first place. Be careful believing what your Drs say. They get all of their recommendations from pharmaceutical companies. Once I was off of this medication Drs. Refuse to listen to me. They just recommend I take it again or take other drugs. They refuse to admit their mistakes. They refuse to acknowledge anything."

   
1.0

HopelessAgain December 14, 2016

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For Depression: "I have Inattentive ADHD, but at the time they were thinking that I have depression and gave me this + Fevarin, took them for about two monts. Results : Personality change, depersonalisation, my emotions are dumbed down, years have passed, it is better, but I still have the effects. Maybe it helps someone, but be careful, or you can end up like me. The thing I regret the most in my life..."

   
1.0

Hurrik December 13, 2016

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Risperdal (risperidone) for Autism: "My son is high functioning autistic. His behavior specialist recommend risperdol .05mg daily for my son for aggression and violent out bursts. After being on it for a week we noticed that he is much calmer. We have noticed some side effects such as. Hyper attentiveness, nightmares, muscle spasms and itchiness."

   
5.0

G-man's mom (taken for less than 1 month) December 8, 2016

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For Depression: "I have taken risperdal for 3 mos. on 3mg along with 50 mg Zoloft. It has been good so far but have had problems with not being sleepy, not being hungry, and being unable to orgasm"

   
7.0

Benhameen (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 4, 2016

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For Schizoaffective Disorder: "The shrink prescribed Risperdal 3mg a day then had me come off it. I had withdraw symptoms of fear and panic attack so I overdose and took 20 pills of 3mg then started hallucinating then attempted suicide but arrested by police. They did a procedure in hospital while pass out."

   
1.0

Munshkin (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 1, 2016

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For Borderline Personality Disorder: "With this medication, which I was on for a month at 0.5 mg, I felt nauseous constantly, I felt feverish, and I gained 10 pounds without having much of an appetite. I developed restless legs, shaking and tremors. At one point, I fainted and fell to the floor shaking. It never relieved any of my symptoms. It was only like taking a pill that made me sick. Now, I'm not saying this isn't the right medication for YOU, only that it had these adverse effects on me."

   
1.0

EmilyJo32y6 November 28, 2016

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Risperdal (risperidone) for Bipolar Disorder: "After going through my third manic episode I was prescribed 6mg of resperidal which immediately made me feel like an absolute zombie. I couldn't think clearly, was extremely tired all of the time l, and was unhappy. Through the course of about 4 months my dosage is now 1 mg and I don't feel the severe side effects. Good medicine in controlling the mania but in high dosages will make you feel like a zombie"

   
5.0

Tirp (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 24, 2016

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For Borderline Personality Disorder: "Been on 2 weeks after trying dozens of anti depressants and anti psycotics! It has helped me sleep better I find it quite sedative! My appetite has increased after battling anorexia so this is a miracle for me! I look better and am being more house proud and looking after my environment and apperance!!! Even friends have noticed a change in me! I'm speaking more productive things rather then talk about my horrible past. So yeah, so far so great! X"

   
8.0

Hou October 23, 2016

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Risperdal (risperidone) for Schizophrenia: "I started risperidone after my last hospitalization for PTSD with psychosis. Before risperidone I suffered from insomnia, nightmares, and paranoia that lead me to full blown psychotic state. I now live a more normal life with few symptoms. I take risperidone with sertraline and clonazepam at night then pass out for about 10 hours. I suffer from mental fog and lack of emotion on the drug. I don't fully wake up until about 4 pm after my afternoon nap. It has also caused my periods to stop and enlarged breasts that leak once I up'd to 2 mg. Going to try ziprazidone next to see if I can have better quality of life."

   
7.0

Anonymous vet October 20, 2016

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I have been diagnosed with bipolar mania in the past 2 weeks and I have been prescribed lithium and Risperdal. My symptoms are so much better! I am feeling much more balanced and am sleeping much better. I would recommend the care of a caring psychiatrist to aid in symptom stabilization and medication management."

   
10

Moxieg (taken for less than 1 month) October 16, 2016

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For Schizoaffective Disorder: "This mediation made me sicker, never fall for the lies, it gave my hallucinations when I never had them. Bad choice doctor."

   
1.0

Snickerdoodlephoniex October 6, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I was prescribed this medication for GAD.......what a bad DR!! This does not help anxiety it only makes me dizzy and slur my speech. Terrible medicine."

   
1.0

W.e September 26, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Had a severe nervous breakdown in 1998, I was a policeman and totally lost the plot. Whilst anti-depressants eventually took the depression away, I was left with chronic anxiety, so after therapy my doctor recommended this drug at 0.5 mg morning & evening. Before my mind was racing, but this drug stopped me in my tracks, it wasn't a nice first two weeks, I felt like a zombie, but after this time I suddenly woke up one morning and the World was a beautiful place again. No more severe panic attacks, no more dreaded thoughts, just peace in my life. As I say, the first two weeks were unpleasant but so glad I stuck it out. A little weight gain, variable bowel movements, and one other thing, don't overdo it with alcohol, not nice."

   
10

Simonh2024 September 21, 2016

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For Schizophrenia: "For me, it made my brain function slow down which made my issues worse. It made it harder to think and I was just mentally slower. It gave me energy but not in a good way. The energy combined with slowed brain function made me want to stop taking medication all together. I wouldn't take this ever again. I took thee pill form."

JJ74 September 17, 2016

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Risperdal (risperidone) for Schizophrenia: "I was on this "medicine" for 4 years ( ages 14 to 18) it is honestly one of the worst medicines i have ever taken. It not only sapped me of all of my strength and will power, but it increased my agitation to unseen levels ( i had a pretty bad temper before this but i had learned to control it) it mad me gain over 150lbs in that 4 year period( i was at 120lbs when i started it and 375lbs when i stopped taking it)it also got me to the point i felt nothing but anger and when i wasnt riled up i was a blank mask of indifference, not only that but i have been off of it for 4 years now and i still have trouble controlling my anger and weight. Plus i have this problem where i can't stop moving(mostly my legs and the right side of my neck)"

   
1.0

Dark Messiah September 14, 2016

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