46 patient evaluations for Risperidone

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Jul 20, 2008 (Started Nov 20, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, stiffness in neck)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Side effects: stiffness in neck, sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2007 (Started Aug 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Tourette syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: MISDIAGNOSED WITH TOURETTE SYNDROME BY AN RXHAPPY DOCTOR. I absolutely abhorred this medication. I was not diagnosed with Schizophrenia or even in any psychiatric treatment at the time I was prescribed Risperdal, my doctor just liked to throw the most random as possible drugs at me. Risperdal left me awake for days, sleeping only for a few hours at a time when I did. I was such a zombie in class that my teachers called home multiple times to warn my Mom. It lessened my twitching (which isn't saying too terribly much) but also lessened my movement in general. I didn't think, didn't feel, didn't live. Hated this medication, should not be used for twitching disorders.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 18, 2004 (Started Jun 26, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The medication initially seemed effective, but I gradually required higher and higher dosages until the amount was finally too much for me to function as a reasonable level.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

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Dec 12, 2000 (Started Dec 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily

  • 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.

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Jan 1, 1999 (Started Dec 24, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for schizophrenia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily

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