23 patient evaluations for Risperidone with a burden rating of Not at all hard to take

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Jul 27, 2015 (Started Jul 24, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Anger and irritability between doses, Overwhelming fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is extremely potent. I was only taking the smallest dosage (.25 mg) at noon, and the sedating effects would kick in about an hour later and I couldn't stay awake. I would have to sleep for at least a few hours. Thinking of trying this again, either nightly or as needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 18, 2015 (Started Jul 06, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizotypal personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sleepiness, Drowsiness, Lactation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 7, 2014 (Started Oct 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Ritual or repeated behaviors)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Irritability from auditory stimulation)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps with overactive brain at night time. Also good for irritability and agitation, but made me a bit sleepy if taken during the day.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

Dec 28, 2010 (Started Oct 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Irritability from auditory stimulation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Ritual or repeated behaviors)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication makes a big difference in my ability to concentrate in class. Usually I found noises (pencils tapping, other students talking, air vent hissing) too distracting and irritating.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2012 (Started Sep 14, 2010)

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

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 5, 2012 (Started Jul 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Sedation, Lithium toxicity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sedation

Oct 1, 2011 (Started Jul 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sedation, Lithium toxicity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sedation

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Nov 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for psychosis disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all 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

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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