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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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    Suggest alternative medication for Risperdal

I have a grandson who is going to be 6 yr old and the doctor put him on risperdal and I dont like the side effects. He is only taking .25 twice a day. Is there another type of medicine that the doctor can put him on that does not not have this side effect and how long does it take to ween him off this medicine
Mon, 18 Jan 2016
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

The side effects that he is experiencing has not been mentioned so it would be difficult to say which other medication may not have this effect.

If he is not experiencing any effects at this point but you are concerned about possible side effects then it is important to remember that he may not experience any effects at all or only minimal effects.

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