We are in the process of weaning our 10 yr old off of fluvoxamine as he is showing signs of severe side effects ( extreme aggression/ rages) Since we started taking him off it ( almost 3 week process) , we have seen a slight improvement in his aggression. He is also on intuniv at night. His doctor would like to try risperdal with that to address his attention, impulsivity,anxiety and aggression. Has anyone tried this combination with their kiddo?
Just wondering some people side effects with Risperdal and congentin ?
My 13 year old son with Moderate-Severe Autism has been taking Risperol and Chlonidine for a few years with success. He has recently developed horizontal stretch marks in the middle of his back. Our first thought was due to his growth as he is over 6' tall and skinny as a rail. Our Psychiatrist told us that the stretch marks are a result of the Risperdol. The stretch marks are increasing so he wants to gradually make the switch to Latuda. Has anyone else had any experience with Latuda and… read more
My child started risperal recently. Takes one in morning one at night. He been sleeping good lately but sleeps in so late now. Its summer now but he cant do this when school starts up again. Does this med cause so much sleepiness? Im concerned. Does anyone child take this medicine? Does once a day in the morning work better? Does taking it at night only work? I know every child different. Just want some info on experiences with sleepiness or sleeping too much. We will see doctor next week and let him… read more
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.
My daughter that is now 11 yrs old has recently been prescribed Risperdal due to her OCD/repetitive/aggressive behavior. She's been on it for almost 2 weeks now. It seems to slightly help with OCD but still showing repetitive/aggressive behavior. Along with those behaviors, she seems more hyperactive at night, causing her to fall asleep at 3 or 4 in the morning. I was told to give her the Risperdal before bedtime so i am not sure if it is the medication that is causing the hyper behavior.… read more
Hello, My 13 year old son has been on Risperdal (2mg) for a couple years. It has helped a ton for aggression. No sided effects thankfully...He started with major anxiety a couple of months ago so the Doc added 25 mg of Zoloft. It helped a lot but seems to be tapering off. Does anyone use these drugs together? Just looking to hear others experiences. Thanks. :)
Is risperdal to give to my 5 year old son with Aspergers and ADHD? We been going over the sides effects with with pediatrician and psychiatrist. His psychiatrist wants to prescribe it to him. We even had to get it cleared with his cardiologist first, because he was an heart murmur. We are afraid of the side effects. Mostly the weight gain, diabetes, involuntary ticks, male breasts, or just a few side effects.