PTSD
info
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DISCLAIMER: This info is not official, it is for conversational purposes only. The info
comes from Google.
Call  your doctor or your pharmacist for info re medication.
Generic name

Risperidone
Brand name

Risperdal
Type

Other
Target symptoms

Booster. Antipsychotic.  Used for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic
depression). Also for  autistic children to treat irritability. Not for dementia.
Contraindications

Pregnant, breast-feeding, history of heart attack or ischemia, heart failure, irregular
heartbeat; history of stroke, high or low blood pressure, dehydration, Alzheimer's,  
dementia, trouble swallowing, breast cancer, Parkinson's kidney or liver problems,
history of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), suicidal thoughts or attempts,
diabetes or family history of diabetes, obesity, exposure to extreme heat
Possible side effects (call doctor)

Agitation; anxiety; constipation; coughing; diarrhea; difficulty concentrating; dizziness;
drowsiness; dry skin; fatigue; headache; increased dreams; increased salivation; indigestion;
drowsiness; dry skin; fatigue; headache; increased dreams; increased salivation; indigestion;
vomiting; weight gain, allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in
joint pain; nausea; nervousness; runny nose; sleeplessness; stomach pain; toothache; the
chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); aggressive behavior; altered mental
abilities, including lack of response to your surroundings; change in urination; chest pain;
confusion; decreased sexual ability or desire; difficulty swallowing; enlarged breasts; fainting;
fast or irregular heartbeat; fever; increased thirst; loss of coordination; mental/mood changes;
missed menstrual period; muscle rigidness or stiffness; numbness in the face, arms, or legs;
one-sided weakness; prolonged painful erection; seizures; severe dizziness; slurred speech;
sudden severe headache; thoughts of suicide; unusual breast milk production; unusual or
uncontrolled muscle movements; unusual sweating; vision changes; weakness.
Medication sometimes prescribed in the treatment of PTSD - Risperidone
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