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Risperdal (Risperidone) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Risperdal (Risperidone) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 8 ratings/reviews, Risperdal has an overall score of 3. The effectiveness score is 4.75 and the side effect score is 4. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Risperdal review by medical professional caring for 50 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Psychosis
Dosage & duration:   4mg at bed time taken everyday for the period of more than 2 years
Other conditions:   Insomnia and depression
Other drugs taken:   Glyceryl Trinitrate,Clopidogrel,Ecospirin,Sodium Valproate, Glimiperide Metformin and Amlodipine
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Blood sugar was under control. BP was under control.Sleep was much better.But I had nightmares when I was on a beta-blocker like Metoprolol earlier.Sometimes I had Sinus bradycardia also.In addition, there was an urge to smoke whenever I got up at night.My tongue used to become dry and my speech was slurred.
Side effects:   Restlessness, Constipation,bad dreams etc.
Comments:   Glimeperide-1 mg b.i.d. Metformin 500 mg b.i.d. Amlodipine 5 mg od. Encorate chrono 500 mg b.i.d. Atorvastatin 10 mg o.d. Respidon 3mg b.i.d. Larpose 2mg HS. Becosules-Z o.d.

 

Risperdal review by 30 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Anxiety
Dosage & duration:   1 mg a day and as needed taken every day for the period of for 3+ years-currently, various doses
Other conditions:   bipolar disorder, add, hypothyroid
Other drugs taken:   Lamictal, Neurontin, Strattera, Levothyroid, Klonopin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   In the case of a panic attack, this would soothe the anxiety and calm me down-a numbing sensation--a highly effective anti-psychotic in several situations--kept a low-level feeling of calmness and barrier to anxiety/stress
Side effects:   Unfortunately, weight gain was a marked side effect, and led me to take a lower dose--also in high doses, I almost felt like a zombie--totally numb and emotionless--a disturbing concept.
Comments:   Prescribed by my psychiatrist to use in various doses over several years of use to use for anxiety and panic, and in conjunction with Klonopin as an effective measure to reduce a mixed/manic episode of bipolar disorder in an acute situation, and also at a low-level dose every day to reduce the chance of episodes from occuring. Good tool in anger management as well.

 

Risperdal review by 33 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Anxiety
Dosage & duration:   2 mg taken daily for the period of 2 Years
Other conditions:   Social Phobia
Other drugs taken:   Pacitane 2 mg
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   NONE AT ALL
Side effects:   See below
Comments:   An old and STUPID psychiatrist in Asha Hospital, Hyderabad had put me on Risperidone 2 mg, Pacitane 2 mg from past 2 years as I was suffering with anxiety and social phobia. I do not have any symptoms of Schizophrenia nor Bopolar disorder and I stopped taking the med since 4 months worrying about the serious side effects..The result is..it just RUINED my life in every aspect. I can't feel ANYTHING. I feel nothing in my brain..unable to sense pleasure..lost my unique nature..lost my personality and identity..not getting any thoughts..consciousness is reduced..not able to concentrate on any particular thing..unable to form clear ideas..difficulty understand simple things..chronic sleeplessness..stiff muscles..numbness on the hands..weight gain..sensory loss..memory shot..hearing is badly damaged..dim and blurred vision...no sexual desire at all and lot more..My FUCKING psychiatrist doesn't even let me know of these siide effects and just told me to continue the medication for two years and no need to consult him..I never know why he had put me on Risperidone.This med is really FUCKING..I never suggest this med to anyone at all and I want to file the lawsuit against the company who manufactured this ROGUE drug with these many dangerous and life threattening side effects.I will report to FDA, United States to put it in block list and RUIN their business completely.They are playing with the valuable lives of the patients with their stupid formulas and creating the FUCKING drugs..Do they bring back the life to normal once the brain got permanently damaged????

 

Risperdal review by 28 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   phycotic episode
Dosage & duration:   I was to druged to remember (dosage frequency: daily) for the period of 10 months
Other conditions:   Bi-polar
Other drugs taken:   anti-depressent
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The benefit to the drug was that yes it did work i was crazy (locked up in mental ward) and then after usage became normal (not crazy) again.However my treatment plan was not good. plan
Side effects:   The side affects were realy they inclued; Leg jerking/kicking in bed at night sudden stiffning of legs ( unable to walk) Eyes unable to close eyes rolling back into head unable to make it to the toilet on time sleeping a lot gained 12kg unable to think , no thoughts in head unable to concentrate
Comments:   The treatment plan was realy bad. Although i had gone from crazy back to normal again over an 8 day period i was then made to take the drug for another 9 and a half months there after. This drug should be used as needed e.g taken to stop being crazy, and then stopped once patient has returned to normal state NOT any longer! I was basicly druged up to the eye balls an lost almost a year of my life.

 

Risperdal review by 59 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   bi-polar mania with anger issues
Dosage & duration:   6 mg. once a day taken in 2 divided doses for the period of 10 yrs.
Other conditions:   diabetes
Other drugs taken:   glyburide, valproic acid
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   it controls my anger pretty good.
Side effects:   NO SEX DRIVE whatsoever.. NO energy, just apathy. always hungry. muscle pain, my mind is a total blank. no interest in living a life..
Comments:   i started out on 1 mg a day. then this clinic upped it to 3 mg once a day.. this is over a 10 yr. period. finally in 2009, this MD upped it to 6 mg a day, just in case. that is it. i am a zombie. i am trying to cut back to 3 mg, a day. i have NO LIFE!!! my wife seems to hate me because of loss of sex.. i dont blame her.. there are other anti-psychotics out there. resperidone is the WORST one...

 

Risperdal review by 37 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   psychosis
Dosage & duration:   1mg/day taken once daily for the period of 1 month
Other conditions:   depression
Other drugs taken:   prozac
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I did not experience any benefits whatsoever.
Side effects:   I suffered increased anxiety, more dilusions, several migraine headaches, insomnia and tremors. I became even more unable to function than I was prior to taking the drug.
Comments:   The drug was prescribed as an anti-psychotic to ease the unrealistic thoughts I was having despite taking prozac.

 

Risperdal review by 25 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   schizophrenia
Dosage & duration:   3.5 (dosage frequency: twice) for the period of enough to ruin me
Other conditions:   Depression
Other drugs taken:   Lexapro 10 mg
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   There were no known benefits. I truly believed that the doctor that prescribed me this stupid medication should rot in hell. There are too many side effects, especially long term ones. The worst part is, they did not even tell me how and why their diagnosis was accurate. they just prescribe drugs left and right as if they had no conscience or they are evil people just out for the money.
Side effects:   memory loss, heart diseasse, increased panick attacks, curbed thinking, loss of sex drive, increased paranoia, increased suicidal thoughts, increase in depression, anxiety. Decreased mental capacities.
Comments:   I was put on 3.5 mg of this damned drug.

 

Risperdal review by 47 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   bipolar disorder
Dosage & duration:   4mg taken daily taken at night for the period of for 1+ year
Other conditions:   anxiety, delusions, paranoia, panic attacks
Other drugs taken:   Tegretol (carbamazepine)
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Stopped thinking that caused panic attacks and delusions. Helped me be able to parent effectively again.
Side effects:   Weight gain, loss of interest in creative activities, loss of interest in sex, loss of interest in work, inability to work, inability to feel or think or behave beyond the very basic requirements of living.
Comments:   Overall the drug is zombifying and has made me numb. Inability to work has lead to the worst side effect of all... poverty on the pension for me and my children. I take 500mg Tegretol daily (mood stabiliser... the doctors don't like to see me cry or look angry).
 


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