Why is risperidone bad?

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asked Sep 10, 2023 in Mental Health by geausapops (4,340 points)
Why is risperidone bad?

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answered Jun 12 by Weewun (10,150 points)
Risperidone is bad as it can cause bad side effects such as trouble controlling body movements, trouble thinking and drowsiness.

The trouble controlling body movements when taking risperidone can lead to falls, fractures or other injuries.

You can be on risperidone for life as many people take risperidone for life to manage their condition.

Risperidone is a lifelong drug as many people who take risperidone take it for life or for a long period of time.

Taking risperidone does not cure the condition but only treats it and helps keep the symptoms under control.

A long term side effect of taking risperidone is weight gain as taking risperidone can cause you to feel more hungry than normal.

Taking risperidone long term can sometimes cause elevated prolactin levels.

Long term elevated prolactin levels can lead to osteoporosis, or increased risk of bone fractures.

Some people may also develop muscle related side effects while taking risperidone.

The technical terms for these are “extrapyramidal symptoms” (EPS) and “tardive dyskinesia” (TD).

Risperidone is a high risk medication as there may be a slightly increased risk of serious, possibly fatal side effects (such as stroke, heart failure, fast/irregular heartbeat, pneumonia) when this medication is used by older adults with dementia.

The risperidone medication is not approved for the treatment of dementia-related behavior problems.

Risperidone is also the pioneer in a long-acting injectable formulation.

The superiority of long-acting injectable antipsychotics over oral antipsychotics for relapse prevention has been shown in a meta-analysis for schizophrenia.

Risperidone is primarily given for calming down people that are suffering from schizophrenia, maniac disorder, autism.

The drug risperidone should not however be taken by apparently healthy individuals.

In the case of severe depression, Risperidone is a primary drug for calming down the patients.

When taking risperidone there may be a slightly increased risk of serious, possibly fatal side effects (such as stroke, heart failure, fast/irregular heartbeat, pneumonia) when this medication is used by older adults with dementia.

Common side effects of taking risperidone include feeling sleepy in the day or difficulty falling asleep at night, problems with your movement – difficulty moving, stiff muscles with movements which are difficult to control, a slow shuffling walk, shakes and drooling – this is known as dyskinesia. headaches. putting on weight or changes in appetite.

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