46 patient evaluations for Risperidone

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Jul 9, 2015 (Started Jun 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar mixed episodes)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mania)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Lots of energy... Manic
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 27, 2015 (Started Jul 24, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (overwhelming fatigue, anger and irritability between doses)
  • 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

Jun 30, 2000 (Started Jul 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for psychosis disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for racing thoughts)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily

Aug 7, 1999 (Started Jul 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for psychosis disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for racing thoughts)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Gained 100 pounds in less than a year.

  • 0 helpful marks

May 9, 2017 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar mixed episodes)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg/2 weeks Daily

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar mixed episodes)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg/2 weeks Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 5, 2018 (Started Oct 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for irritability from auditory stimulation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for repetitive behavior)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: It turns out that Risperidone can cause elevated prolactin, which can interfere with other hormones. Prolactin is supposed to go back to normal within a few weeks of stopping. I'm doing another set of labs in December so I will find out.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

Oct 6, 2017 (Started Oct 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for irritability from auditory stimulation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for repetitive behavior)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: It's helping me be intimate with my partner by limiting distracting thoughts and sounds.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

Feb 7, 2014 (Started Oct 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for irritability from auditory stimulation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for repetitive behavior)
  • 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 repetitive behavior)
  • 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

Oct 15, 2018 (Started Feb 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

Feb 11, 2011 (Started Feb 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Take as prescribed

  • 0 helpful marks
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