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User Reviews for Risperidone to treat Mania

Also known as: Risperdal, Risperdal Consta, Perseris

Risperidone has an average rating of 6.2 out of 10 from a total of 10 ratings for the treatment of Mania. 50% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 30% reported a negative effect.

Risperidone Rating Summary

6.2/10 average rating

10 ratings from 10 user reviews.

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Reviews for Risperidone

beantree November 4, 2013

Risperdal (risperidone): “My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's several years ago. As the disease progressed so did her paranoia anxiety and sundowners syndrome. She was put on Celexa which only made her sleep all day and have horrific nightmares. The doctor put her on Rispersal and her behaviors changed overnight. She became manageable, and helpful and no more sundowners. Her sleep pattern improved and the night terrors ceased. She has past recently from heart failure but our last year together was much improved”

10 / 10
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Kinde May 29, 2019

Risperdal (risperidone): “Couldn't sweat/exercise. I Had horrible tardive dyskinesia (flexing my lips all the time), tremors, mood swings, black spots in vision, overheating, overeating, dropped out of college because I could no longer write and even had trouble focusing on simple reading. Then I stopped drinking 6 cups of coffee a day and succumbed to the med and all it did was put me away for 12+ hours. I couldn't do anything but eat. I thought my life was over. When I came off the drug, even when I tapered, I experienced hallucinations (more black spots, fuzzy vision). A lot of my "delusions" were fear that I had MS. This phobia ruled my life until all of the risperdal was out of my system along with the rebound anxiety with it. Took it for 4 months and gained 70 lbs. I feel like this kind of medication is overprescribed all of the time. I'm back on track with my life now and I'll never touch another med of this classification again. I feel insulted that someone tried to do this to me.”

1 / 10
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Bipolar Bear December 6, 2020

Risperdal (risperidone): “I have just started taking Risperdal I'm 5 days in, was taking 2mg first 2 days but side effects were really intense for me so I've dropped to 1mg. Side effects for me are not being able to sleep, Other than during severe anxiety attacks never had sleep issues. There's this strange thing with my eyes which is hard to explain... I have blurred vision but also a kind of "eye ball pain" if that makes sense, kind of uncontrollable movement. Anyway I'm hoping all of this subsides as just in the past 5 days my paranoia (which was getting increasingly out of control, to the point I couldn't even check my mail box) has lightened a lot! My anxiety levels have decreased, I'm still obsessing a little but overall I feel better mentally”

8 / 10
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LG23 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 22, 2018

Risperdal (risperidone): “Pros: Decreased delusions, decreased hallucinations due to mania (Diagnosed Bipolar 1). I felt calmer mentally and physically throughout the day even though I would take the Risperidone at night. I started out at 4 mg (to kick mania in the butt) for the first 2-3 months and then tapered off to 1 mg at bedtime. Slept 7-8 hrs every night for almost 1 yr!! Which was great because I have insomnia too. Cons: Lactation (lasted 1 week), Amenorrhea (missed period) effects only 2% of women and I was one of them, straining when urinating (happened 2 times), high cholesterol, weight gain, and muscle spasms. I rated this drug 5 out of 10 because of the side effects. Since being off the drug I got my period back very intense, my cholesterol is getting slowly back to normal, lost the weight, and muscle spasms are pretty minor to almost none.”

5 / 10
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b · Taken for 10 years or more September 24, 2020

“Miracle drug for me. Whenever I've been manic, it brings me right back to reality. I would advise doctors not to prescribe excessive dosages unless in acute stage. Also, do not pair with additional antipsychotics. All in all, I've been a productive member of society my entire adult life, and this drug has contributed to that”

10 / 10
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Cc March 30, 2018

“Not good I'm having severe sleep problems after being taken off quitiapine due to rare side effects of irritatability. Slower thought process but have trouble remembering who I was before , nothing feels anything I literally have no emotions left in me. Currently on 1.5mg twice a day. Messing me up big time.”

3 / 10
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Bethas · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 2, 2015

Risperdal (risperidone): “Helped me through paranoia and delusions during psychosis but gave me pretty bad akathisia (inability to stay put )”

6 / 10
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Anonymous December 12, 2008

Risperdal (risperidone): “Treating patients with manic episodes I often prescribe Risperdal Consta. It works very well.”

9 / 10
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ocd January 30, 2011

Risperdal (risperidone): “When eating I got anxious and felt compulsive urge of fullness relieved only by belching repeatedly and this medicine took all the symptoms away. It has been good for my anxiety. ”

9 / 10
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DoctorMichael · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 12, 2018

“Just like taking a Sugar Pill”

1 / 10
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