What is Risperdal Consta?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Risperidone

Risperdal® Consta® is a slow release brand of risperidone, an atypical antipsychotics. It is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia, and episodes of mania or mixed episodes for people with bipolar disorder.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Psychosis Disorder 4 4
Schizophrenia 4 3
Bipolar Disorder 3 3
Paranoid Schizophrenia 2 1
Aggression 1 0
Bipolar I Disorder 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 5
Mild 2
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Risperdal Consta

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 4
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1
Feeling worthless 1
Generalized muscle weakness 1
Lethargy 1
Light sensitivity (photophobia) 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Risperdal Consta

Dosage Patients
25 mg/2 weeks every 2 weeks 1

Why patients stopped taking Risperdal Consta

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 5
Doctor's advice 4
Course of treatment ended 3
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently taking Risperdal Consta

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Risperdal Consta

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Risperdal Consta after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 1
Sertraline (Zoloft) 1

Patients stopped taking Risperdal Consta and switched to:

Treatment Patients
asenapine (Saphris) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Risperdal Consta

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Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
64 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar II

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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

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