7 patient evaluations for Risperidone with a burden rating of A little hard to take

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Jul 9, 2015 (Started Jun 24, 2010)

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

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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

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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.

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Aug 13, 2009 (Started Jun 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxiety attacks)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (facial tremor)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: facial tremor

Aug 10, 2009 (Started Jun 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxiety attacks)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (facial tremor)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This treatment caused me too much nervousness, tremor when speaking, and fatigue. Based on those side effects, I stopped treatment after discussion with my psychiatrist.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: facial tremor

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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

  • 0 helpful marks

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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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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