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User Reviews for Risperdal Consta

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Schizophrenia  
7.1
9 reviews 48 medications
Bipolar Disorder  
2.5
4 reviews 31 medications

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Reviews for Risperdal Consta

Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 29, 2020

For Schizophrenia: “I believe after taking this, I stopping thinking well. I took it as an injection. It caused some sort of anxiety and made me think of my past. It cleared up some parts of thinking but after the Dr. prescribed this, I can't tell if it left permanent damage.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years December 2, 2020

For Schizophrenia: “Risperdal Consta is pretty good. I've been on it for a year and two months and I think it's much better than Invega sustenna by far. Risperdal makes me calm, focused, and maybe even energized but in a very in control of myself way.”

10 / 10
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. January 31, 2020

For Bipolar Disorder: “Causes dizziness, makes me light headed, unable to think, gives me feeling of discouragement. Literally the worst drug ever.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 2, 2018

For Schizophrenia: “Can't play sports any more on med. Can't think straight. Constantly tired. Don't even have enough drive to bathe myself. This drug suppresses me in all aspects. The schizophrenia isn't even that bad in comparison to this. It's torture being on this. One day society will see how bad we were mistreated .”

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someone001 March 14, 2013

For Schizophrenia: “I've been on this injection for nearly 3 years, at first it seemed like it wasn't working and after going off my medications once before I didn't find that there was much of a change but after 3 months or so I started sleeping at night peacefully without the constant confusion and voices in my head. I also had started doing a better job at work and was able to focus on doing simple tasks which then seemed impossible.”

8 / 10
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vandalized corpse · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 16, 2019

For Bipolar Disorder: “Again a terrible tragedy that I was subjected to this drug against my will because of a temporary behavioral anomaly. After a month of taking became very hallow and unbelievably slow, especially at tasks such as reading, thinking, and communicating. Periodically had some sort of dyskinesia and felt like all the memory was being sucked out of me and I would have to get stuck in a weird transition state . It was a very frightening and terrible experience, as if I could not take care of myself. The only way to get rid of that catatonia was to take sedatives and sleep it off. I am not sure how to label this symptom, but I will guess the most appropriate labelling would be either catatonia or severe delirium with dyskinesia. The symptom disappeared after 6 months of not taking this medicine.”

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Daza2j November 9, 2008

For Schizophrenia: “This medicine, although it has to be administered by IM every 2 weeks has been WONDERFUL. I've been on it almost 2 years now. My husband gives me my injections at home. I don't even think I have eexperienced any side effects. I am more focused and relaxed and not as flat.”

10 / 10
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ohass April 30, 2010

For Schizophrenia: “I have been on Risperdal Costa for over two years now and find it to be a life saver. I feel like I have my life back in order and my mind back in order. The only side effects I have experienced are decreased sex drive and weight gain.”

8 / 10
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JOYA · Taken for 10 years or more November 10, 2019

For Schizophrenia: “I don't have a problem on ripsedal consta except in Canada it is being discontinue and that is causing me stress. I have been taking risperdal consta for the past 12 years and it has been working miracles for me! I don't even have a weight gain issues but we regularly exercise/work and take supplements!”

10 / 10
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si1209 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year January 16, 2016

For Bipolar Disorder: “I've been on this 8 months it seems okay took the pyschotic syptoms away but gettting palputations, body temprature issues too hot and too cold, eating a lot more, slowed my metabolism down, insomnia and flu type symptoms. I do feel 80% better than what I did just constant worry about possble side effects”

7 / 10
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PostmodenistCupie · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 19, 2016

For Bipolar Disorder: “Worst experience on this drug!! Developed sciatica, gained fifty pounds on it and had my first gallstones flare up on it. Was on it for about six months. Beware!! Make sure whomever injects knows how to do it. Was in pain from the sciatica for about a year after discontinuing the drug.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous May 7, 2009

For Schizophrenia: “I found this drug had a very good effect. The only let down is it makes you put on weight.”

8 / 10
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QQJoker December 20, 2010

For Schizophrenia: “This anti-psychotic is a lot better than the original Risperdal. It has less side effects. I have been on this for 6 months and it has eliminated the voices and paranoia.”

8 / 10
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