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Does risperdal lower blood pressure?

Risperdal can cause orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure when rising to a standing position), with dizziness, rapid heartbeat, and fainting, especially when you first start to take it. If you develop this problem, report it to your doctor. He can adjust your dose to reduce the symptoms.

Is Risperdal a safe drug? No. Risperdal is not a safe drug, whether used short term or long term. Nobody with a meaningful amount of drug knowledge would assert that Risperdal or other antipsychotics are ever safe.

Can risperidone be fatal? Although rare, some of these signs of a Riperidone overdose may lead to death. Typically, such signs only occur when a large overdose of higher than 300 milligrams is taken. Treating a Risperidone overdose usually depends on the time when the medication was taken.

What are the signs of a risperidone overdose?

Some commonly reported symptoms of a Risperdal overdose include:

  • Drowsiness
  • A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Shakiness, uncontrollable muscle contractions, or other unusual body movements
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Seizures
  • Loss of life.

Is risperidone an antipsychotic medication? Risperdal (risperidone) is an antipsychotic medicine that works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain. Risperdal is used to treat schizophrenia in adults and children who are at least 13 years old. Risperdal is also used to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic depression) in adults and children who are at least 10 years old.

Precautions

Precautions

  • Tell doctor your complete medical history
  • Discuss risk vs benefits of use during pregnancy.
  • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
  • Tell doctor your complete medical history
  • Discuss risk vs benefits of use during pregnancy.
  • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
  • Have lab tests to monitor blood chemistry changes.
  • Call doctor if unusual muscle movements occur
  • Tell doctor if fainting or faintness occurs.
  • Be careful not to stand up too quickly

  • For solution, oral products : Measure dose using a dosing spoon/cup/syringe.
  • For suspension,extended release syringe products : Drug is given by a nurse or a doctor.
  • For tablet products : Caution. Drink fluids and try to avoid getting too hot.
  • For tablet,disintegrating products : Peel open with dry hands & place tablet on tongue. Before using tell Dr. if you have phenylketonuria.

What are side effects of Risperdal?Any warnings while using Risperdal?Does Risperdal interact with any drugs?Is Risperdal contraindicated for any condition?How to use Risperdal?What if you missed a dose of Risperdal?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

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Was this helpful?What are the signs of a risperidone overdose?

Some commonly reported symptoms of a Risperdal overdose include:

  • Drowsiness
  • A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Shakiness, uncontrollable muscle contractions, or other unusual body movements
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Seizures
  • Loss of life.

Is Risperdal used for dementia? Use of risperidone for dementia is not generally recommended as the drug can be very dangerous for patients, especially older patients who suffer from dementia. Risperidone can effectively treat some of the symptoms of dementia, but it also increases the risk of death among elderly patients.

How effective is risperidone for dementia? Risperidone for control of agitation in dementia patients. A low initial dosage that is gradually adjusted upward is recommended. Risperidone appears effective in controlling agitation in patients with dementia and has a relatively benign adverse-effect profile, but more clinical trials are needed to elucidate its role for this indication.

What is prescribed risperidone used for? Risperidone is an antipsychotic medicine that works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain. Risperidone is used to treat schizophrenia in adults and children who are at least 13 years old. Risperidone is also used to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic depression) in adults and children who are at least 10 years old.