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Has Anyone Had Success With Risperdal?

Has Anyone Had Success With Risperdal?

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.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son has developed "Man-BOOBS".

posted about 6 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Same here. My son came off Risperdal on to abilify and he lost the excess weight now.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

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.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

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.

edited, originally posted over 6 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

my son been on Risperdal for 5 years, and still working on him.

posted over 6 years ago
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