Risperidone ??

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Registered: 01-13-2008
Risperidone ??
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Mon, 06-28-2010 - 9:18am
If ive asked this before please forgive me.. but just wondering what any of u know about the drug Risperidone ??


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Registered: 11-28-2006
In reply to: hodgemomma
Tue, 06-29-2010 - 12:55am

If your worried about the weight gain, see about trying abilify first. It seems to be a similar drug to risperadol without the weight gain. Chris did gain alot of weight on risperadol, then we moved to abilify and although it was much slower, he still gained weight. We stopped because of the weight gain.

For my other son he had 0 weight gain, but his problem was it stopped working after 6 months and also he was complaining because he was always tired. Not good for a very very smart kid in school. He hated it.

Just curious, did her zoloft dose change at all? Different amount of pills or different shape?

With both my boys, whenever a doc changes things (like visual) regarding a med, my boys refuse. So what I do is everynight, at the same time I walk up with the pills in my hand. They refuse and I allow. Buy the time the 4th or 5th night comes they are so used to the change that they give in and take it.

Just a thought.

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Registered: 02-28-2008
In reply to: hodgemomma
Mon, 06-28-2010 - 11:06am

Graham was on Risperdal for quite a while without any side effects. As he is approaching puberty, we took him off of it and now he's on a low dose of Seroquel. It definitely helped him while he was on it.

Medicating your child is always a scary thing - not any easy choice at all. Ask about your other choices if you have concerns about Risperdal. There may be some other ideas.

Sorry you're in this predicament. Anxiety can be a tough thing to address....especially when it starts to happen around the medication itself.

{{HUGS}}

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson
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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: hodgemomma
Mon, 06-28-2010 - 10:50am

Well, one of the good things about Risperdal is that it comes in a liquid form and is apparently easily hidden in juice etc.

                                

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Registered: 01-13-2008
In reply to: hodgemomma
Mon, 06-28-2010 - 10:33am
thanks heather, i did read about the weight gain side effect but i needed to hear it from someone else.. i really dont think i wanna mess around with that! she was on zoloft and that was working great for her anxiety till she just up and decided to refuse it and would have panic attacks if we even mentioned it was time for medicine , and the zoloft did cause insomnia so we switched to prozac a week and half ago. but shes gottint ot he point that we would hav eto hold her down like a psych ward patient just to get the meds in her mouth and i cannot go on like that any longer. its traumatizing to all of us!! so we are at a loss as to what to try now!


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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: hodgemomma
Mon, 06-28-2010 - 9:55am

Risperidone (brand name Risperdal) is generally used to treat schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder.