What is Apo-Risperidone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Risperidone

Apo-Risperidone® is a Canadian brand name for risperidone. It is in the class of drugs called 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
Bipolar II disorder 2 5
Major depressive disorder 2 1
Bipolar disorder 1 1
Bipolar I disorder 1 0
Generalized anxiety disorder 1 0
Mood swings 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • 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 0
Mild 5
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Apo-Risperidone

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 1
Weight gain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Apo-Risperidone

Dosage Patients
0.25 mg twice daily 1
1 mg daily 1
1 mg three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Apo-Risperidone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Apo-Risperidone

Duration

Currently taking Apo-Risperidone

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Apo-Risperidone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 7
Not specified 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Apo-Risperidone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Apo-Risperidone

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

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