11 patient evaluations for Risperidone with a side effects rating of Mild

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Oct 5, 2018 (Started Oct 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for repetitive behavior)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (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 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
    Moderate (for repetitive behavior)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (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 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
    Moderate (for repetitive behavior)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • 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
    Moderate (for repetitive behavior)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for irritability from auditory stimulation)
  • 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

Feb 9, 2016 (Started Jun 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Tourette syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

Oct 12, 2015 (Started Jun 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Tourette syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

Jul 16, 2015 (Started Jun 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Tourette syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jun 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Tourette syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Back on this treatment as my stress levels soared and my Tourettes became a major problem in my day to day living. After a week I am in better control than I was last month.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

Jun 10, 2011 (Started Jun 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is also used for treating Tourettes Syndrome. My tics and spasms are greatly reduced.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

  • 1 helpful mark

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

  • 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: 0.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medicine helps with mood swings
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 22, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 12, 2010 (Started Feb 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (lack of motivation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My mood has been stabilized, but suppressed from mania episodes.
Side effects: lack of motivation

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 11, 2010 (Started Dec 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it a good medicine,i reduced my sleep to normal
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 15, 2009 (Started Sep 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 30, 2009 (Started Oct 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 10, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (hormonal imbalance, emotional distancing, emotional cycling, laziness, decreased sex drive (libido), headaches, apathy)
  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks
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