Drug: Risperdal

RISPERIDONE (ris PER i done) is an antipsychotic. It is used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and some symptoms of autism.

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • aching muscles and joints
  • confusion
  • fainting spells
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • fever or chills, sore throat
  • increased hunger or thirst
  • increased urination
  • loss of balance, difficulty walking or falls
  • stiffness, spasms, trembling
  • uncontrollable head, mouth, neck, arm, or leg movements
  • unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • constipation
  • decreased sexual ability
  • difficulty sleeping
  • drowsiness or dizziness
  • increase or decrease in saliva
  • nausea, vomiting
  • weight gain

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • aching muscles and joints
  • confusion
  • fainting spells
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • fever or chills, sore throat
  • increased hunger or thirst
  • increased urination
  • loss of balance, difficulty walking or falls
  • stiffness, spasms, trembling
  • uncontrollable head, mouth, neck, arm, or leg movements
  • unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • constipation
  • decreased sexual ability
  • difficulty sleeping
  • drowsiness or dizziness
  • increase or decrease in saliva
  • nausea, vomiting
  • weight gain

Source: http://www.healthline.com

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine? They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • blood disorder or disease
  • dementia
  • diabetes or a family history of diabetes
  • difficulty swallowing
  • heart disease or previous heart attack
  • history of brain tumor or head injury
  • history of breast cancer
  • irregular heartbeat or low blood pressure
  • kidney or liver disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • seizures (convulsions)
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to risperidone, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

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