What are the side effects of taking Risperidone every six hours?

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Posted on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 in Mental Health
Question: Hello takingrisperidone 8 mg 2 mg every six hours what is wrong with that
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Answered by Dr. Shubham Mehta 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
multiple side effects.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome here.

Risperidone is an antipsychotic drug.

8mg risperidone can commonly cause:
Restlessness,
Tremors,
Hypersalivation,
Dizziness and sedation,
Gastric upset,
Slurring of speech,
Weight gain and dyslipidemia on long term.

The optimal effective dose is 6mg.

8mg risperidone is a dose on higher side and is no better then 6mg (most of the literature mentions this).

Hope this helps.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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