46 patient evaluations for Risperidone

Dec 11, 2011 (Started Nov 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased appetite, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Risperdal was an attempt to regulate my depression. It was a disaster. The first night you take it, expect extreme fatigue and maybe even melancholic feelings the next day. This will pass. However, it will always be at lease minorly fatiguing. Also expect a huge increase in appetite. This may or may not pass within a couple of weeks. Antipsychotics are tricky--sometimes they (as I also tried Abilify) gave me energy that alternated with the fatigue. Just briefly, I was able to run very fast and have a pleasant afterglow afterwards when I was on the 1mg dose. Maybe I needed to be on 2mg.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nov 15, 2011 (Started Feb 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hallucinations)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for psychosis disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this medication made me fall asleep constantly
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: daytime sleepiness

Feb 18, 2011 (Started Feb 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hallucinations)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: daytime sleepiness

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Sep 1, 2011 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hallucinations)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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