14 patient evaluations for Risperidone with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Jul 27, 2015 (Started Jul 24, 2015)

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

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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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May 18, 2015 (Started Jul 06, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizotypal personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, drowsiness, lactation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily

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Dec 11, 2011 (Started Nov 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased appetite, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Risperdal was an attempt to regulate my depression. It was a disaster. The first night you take it, expect extreme fatigue and maybe even melancholic feelings the next day. This will pass. However, it will always be at lease minorly fatiguing. Also expect a huge increase in appetite. This may or may not pass within a couple of weeks. Antipsychotics are tricky--sometimes they (as I also tried Abilify) gave me energy that alternated with the fatigue. Just briefly, I was able to run very fast and have a pleasant afterglow afterwards when I was on the 1mg dose. Maybe I needed to be on 2mg.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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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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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Nov 6, 2009 (Started Jun 06, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psychosis disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constant hunger, stiffness in neck, decreased sex drive (libido))
  • 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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Sep 11, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constant hunger, stiffness in neck, laziness, anger, decreased sex drive (libido), apathy)
  • 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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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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Apr 8, 2009 (Started Jan 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sinusitis symptoms, decreased sex drive (libido))
  • 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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