46 patient evaluations for Risperidone

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Feb 28, 2009 (Started Sep 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anger)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It works at keeping the psychotic features of schizoaffective dissorder under control, but my sex drive has been stuck in reverse gear since soon after I started it. I was on Abilify with better efficacy and no loss of libido, but Ryan White won't cover it anymore because of budget cuts, so I get the generic with more side effects.
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido), anger

Oct 18, 2008 (Started Sep 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anger)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For me, risperdal is not working nearly as well as Abilify, but Ryan White stopped covering Abilify.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido), anger

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Apr 12, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: headaches

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Apr 8, 2009 (Started Jan 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased sex drive (libido), sinusitis symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Screw this stuff. I couldn't tell if it helped, anyway...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sinusitis symptoms, decreased sex drive (libido)

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May 24, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (decreased sex drive (libido), absence of menstruation (amenorrhea))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The use of this medicine long term daily should be done with the knowledge that coming off of it later may be difficult for some people. I never had issues titrating off medication before this. Although the medicine did well for my moods it was not worth it for the side effects. Went for about two years without menstruation and now may have to have surgery to correct it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: absence of menstruation (amenorrhea), decreased sex drive (libido)

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Sep 11, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (apathy, decreased sex drive (libido), anger, laziness, stiffness in neck, constant hunger)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: anger, laziness, apathy, stiffness in neck, constant hunger, decreased sex drive (libido)

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Oct 10, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (apathy, headaches, decreased sex drive (libido), laziness, emotional cycling, emotional distancing, hormonal imbalance)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: laziness, apathy, emotional distancing, decreased sex drive (libido), hormonal imbalance, headaches, emotional cycling

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Nov 6, 2009 (Started Jun 06, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psychosis disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased sex drive (libido), stiffness in neck, constant hunger)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: good drug..min side effects tried em all and this is the only one with tolerable side effects..
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido), constant hunger, stiffness in neck

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Nov 16, 2009 (Started Nov 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for hearing voices)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (muscle aches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.125 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: muscle aches

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Aug 5, 2009 (Started Apr 28, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily

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Feb 4, 2010 (Started Dec 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anti-psychotic)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This drug can raise your prolactin level; caused me to feel shaky and rigid. Simple blood test was needed and we reduced the dosage while adding 1mg more cogentin.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: blurry vision

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