My son use risperidone for a year we just took him off for 3 weeks now but his behavior got worse already. I am thinking of putting him back on it.
Medication is a God send. My son could not function without it. He would be locked up because of his temper and control issues without medication. I do my best to monitor his bodies reactions and take him to his doctor for a check up every 3 months. Its the best I can do for him and it helps, alot.
my son is on .5 mg risperidone and ritalin..my son struggles with transitions. Best to use a picture schedule and keep it with you..have him pull the picture card for the next thing your about to do and put the picture in an envelope and then go do it..i am still met with tears some, but he is not runnning away screaming or kicking my car glass fitting anymore.
My daughter has been on risperidone for over three years she has recently been token off because the doctor that prescribes it fort her no longer accepts her insurance it is a struggle everyday at home and at school she doesn't sleep and is very aggressive hitting herself and me.
If a toddler or any child is put on too high of a dose, it will cause severe neurological damage. If you can try other meds, I would. No parent should go thru what I did with my son when a neurologist started taking him off of it because of the high risk of liver and pancreas damage.