My son's pediatrician wants to start him on the lowest dose of risperdal. I would like to know how it has worked for others.
Same here. My son came off Risperdal on to abilify and he lost the excess weight now.
my son gained a lot of weight!!! a lot!!! it helped his behavior, but wasn't worth weight gain.
he lost weight and is now on abify with no weight gain.
My son has been on Risperdal about 10 months. Initial dosage was .5 mg. I noticed a huge difference within just a few days. Physician increased to .5 mg twice a day and my son became out of control. He was obstinate and violent. Communicated with physician and to my surprise the doctor chose to increase to .5 mg 3x a day. Perfect dosage. He has had weight gain and increased appetite but he is not "fat". The benefits outweigh the possible side effects for me as a single parent. We have since added Prozac as well. So, I would also say while no drug is going to be a miracle cure, finding the right combination for your child is key. My advise would be to keep open communication with the physician.