46 patient evaluations for Risperidone

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Feb 1, 2012 (Started Sep 02, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for schizophrenia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (made me hear voices., hearing voices)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 0.75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 10, 2010 (Started Sep 02, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for schizophrenia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (made me hear voices., hearing voices)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2012 (Started Sep 16, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for schizophrenia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (hurt, pain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 0.75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 10, 2010 (Started Sep 16, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for schizophrenia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hurt, pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 22, 2011 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Asperger's syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 2, 2011 (Started Feb 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for autism spectrum disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication worked in the beginning to calm my son, but eventually the efficacy reduced and we kept having to increase the dose. We were uncomfortable going too high so we've discontinued.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 14, 2011 (Started Mar 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (lactation, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: breast milk & weight gain & severe depression & drowsynness
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, lactation

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 3, 2011 (Started Jan 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for auditory hallucinations)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg/2 weeks Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: weight gain, drowzyness too severe to cope with
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 23, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Promote relaxation)
  • Side effects
    Mild (memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medicine helps with mood swings
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks
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