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Risperdal: An Overview and After-effects of Antipsychotic Drug

Nov 23rd 2015 at 11:57 PM

Risperidone is an antipsychotic drug which has been extensively used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder as well as irritability in people with autism. It may contain high-risk elements, which may cause a sudden death with dementia. Basically, it is used to treat schizophrenia, but it can also be used to control persistent aggression. Risperdal also contains an antimanic and mood stabilizing salts.

According to the study of Duke University, Risperdal could cause Gynecomastia (sudden breast growth) in males by stimulating the production prolactin in boys. It is quite embarrassing for your young boy to feel the unexpected breast growth.


Doctors are prescribing risperdal to control symptoms of agitation as well as disturbing behaviour like feeling high, excessive amount of energy, irritable. Most of the doctors prescribe risperdal to cure people suffering from schizophrenia, which includes hallucination, abnormal thoughts and feeling withdrawn.

This dose helps in controlling mood and behaviour of people suffering from schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. It has a calming effect and prevents symptoms come back.


Take this medicine once or twice daily as directed by your physician before or after a meal. Follow the instruction and information mentioned on the leaflet. Medication or dosage may vary person to person depending on their age, weight and lifestyle. Except of Risperdal Quicklet tablets, there is an injectable formulation is also available in the market which is prescribed to get injected every two weeks only by a professional nurse or doctor. It is advised to remember to use it at the same time every day.


Risperdal should be used with caution in:

  • Elderly patients with alzheimer's, dementia
  • Diabetic patients
  • People with liver and kidney disorder
  • People with cardiovascular disease
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • Children and adolescents

Risperdal should not be used in:

  • You are not advised to take risperidone if you are allergic to it or any of the ingredients in this medicine
  • People with a hereditary problems of galactose intolerance or glucose-galactose malabsorption.


1. Most Common Side Effects

  • Sleeping disorder
  • Headache
  • Unstable blood prolactin levels
  • Blurred vision
  • Breathlessness
  • Nose bleeding
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Rashes
  • Rapid Heartbeat
  • Tiredness
  • Anxiety

2. In Children & Adolescents

  • Unusual body movements
  • Sudden increment in blood prolactin which may cause growth and sexual development
  • Weight gain

If you face any of such symptoms, you can contact the renowned risperdal attorney to represent your case in court or help you for the settlement outside the court.

Any uncomfortable symptom may lead to the risperdal class action lawsuit so that you can get compensation for your financial, emotional and physical complications.

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