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Common Risperdal Side Effects


The most commonly reported Risperdal side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Weight Increased (452)
Suicide Attempt (403)
Diabetes Mellitus (381)
Self Injurious Behaviour (331)
Intentional Overdose (330)
Somnolence (292)
Aggression (259)
Death (250)
Overdose (223)
Tachycardia (218)
Fall (214)
Fatigue (187)
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (183)
Psychotic Disorder (182)
Off Label Use (181)
Agitation (180)
Anxiety (178)
Suicidal Ideation (177)
Depression (173)
Abnormal Behaviour (171)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Risperdal Side Effects Reported to FDA



Risperdal Side Effect Report#9994858
Agitation, Salivary Hypersecretion, Trismus, Accidental Overdose
This is a report of a 4.-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from IT, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Risperdal (dosage: NA, start time:
Feb 28, 2014), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Agitation, Salivary Hypersecretion, Trismus, Accidental Overdose after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Risperdal treatment in male patients, resulting in Agitation side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9991795
Cerebrovascular Accident
This report suggests a potential Risperdal Cerebrovascular Accident side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 9-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and used Risperdal (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Risperdal the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Cerebrovascular AccidentAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Risperdal demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Cerebrovascular Accident, may still occur.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9991727
Poisoning, Insomnia, Aggression, Blood Prolactin Increased
This Poisoning problem was reported by a health professional from BR. A 14-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: psychomotor hyperactivity. On NS this consumer started treatment with Risperdal (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Risperdal, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Poisoning, Insomnia, Aggression, Blood Prolactin IncreasedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Poisoning, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9981464
Dry Mouth
This Dry Mouth side effect was reported by a physician from AT. A 52-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Risperdal (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Dec 08, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Risperdal the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Dry MouthThese side effects may potentially be related to Risperdal.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9981031
Thrombocytopenia, Diverticulum, Epistaxis, Red Blood Cell Count Decreased, Coma, Ulcer Haemorrhage
This is a report of a 90-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from FR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Risperdal (dosage: NA, start time:
Jan 24, 2014), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Thrombocytopenia, Diverticulum, Epistaxis, Red Blood Cell Count Decreased, Coma, Ulcer Haemorrhage after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Risperdal treatment in female patients, resulting in Thrombocytopenia side effect.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9981029
Suicide Attempt, Somnolence, Tachycardia
This report suggests a potential Risperdal Suicide Attempt side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 24-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Risperdal (dosage: NA) starting
Feb 25, 2014. After starting Risperdal the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Suicide Attempt, Somnolence, TachycardiaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Risperdal demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Suicide Attempt, may still occur.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9975736
Movement Disorder, Speech Disorder, Eating Disorder, Salivary Hypersecretion, Sedation, Fall
This Movement Disorder problem was reported by a health professional from DE. A 90-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Risperdal (dosage: 3 Mg). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Zyprexa (5 Mg)
  • Valdoxan (25 Mg)
  • Diazepam (Daily Dose: 45 Gtt Drop(s) Every Day)
  • Pramipexole
  • Levodopa
When using Risperdal, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Movement Disorder, Speech Disorder, Eating Disorder, Salivary Hypersecretion, Sedation, FallThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Movement Disorder, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9972784
Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
This Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged side effect was reported by a physician from IT. A 12-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: abnormal behaviour.The patient was prescribed Risperdal (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jun 10, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Risperdal the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Electrocardiogram Qt ProlongedThese side effects may potentially be related to Risperdal.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9961341
Alopecia, Psychotic Disorder, Off Label Use
This is a report of a 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Risperdal (dosage: 1mg - 0 - 1mg, start time: 2012), combined with:
  • Venlafaxine (225 Mg - 0 - 0)
  • L Thyroxine (125 Mg-0-0)
  • Pantoprazole (20 Mg-0-0)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Alopecia, Psychotic Disorder, Off Label Use after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Risperdal treatment in female patients, resulting in Alopecia side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9949282
Speech Disorder, Eating Disorder, Movement Disorder, Salivary Hypersecretion, Sedation, Fall
This report suggests a potential Risperdal Speech Disorder side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 90-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Risperdal (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Risperdal the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Speech Disorder, Eating Disorder, Movement Disorder, Salivary Hypersecretion, Sedation, FallAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Zyprexa
  • Valdoxan (agomelatine)
  • Diazepam
  • Pramipexole
  • Levodopa
The patient was hospitalized. Although Risperdal demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Speech Disorder, may still occur.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9949281
Blood Pressure Increased
This Death problem was reported by a physician from US. A 42-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder. On 2014 this consumer started treatment with Risperdal Consta (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Risperdal Consta, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Blood Pressure IncreasedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Death, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9949280
Cardiac Arrest
This Cardiac Arrest side effect was reported by a health professional from CO. A 28-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: schizophrenia.The patient was prescribed Risperdal Consta (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Apr 29, 2008. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Risperdal Consta the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Cardiac ArrestThese side effects may potentially be related to Risperdal Consta.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9938691
Completed Suicide, Off Label Use
This is a report of a 47-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Risperdal (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Completed Suicide, Off Label Use after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Risperdal treatment in male patients, resulting in Completed Suicide side effect.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9938631
Self Injurious Behaviour, Intentional Overdose, Sluggishness
This report suggests a potential Risperdal Self Injurious Behaviour side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 45-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from IT was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Risperdal (dosage: 4 Tablets) starting
Feb 19, 2014. After starting Risperdal the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Self Injurious Behaviour, Intentional Overdose, SluggishnessAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Cipralex
  • Valium
  • Tavor
Although Risperdal demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Self Injurious Behaviour, may still occur.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9938627
Schizophrenia, Depression, Diabetes Mellitus, Nervous System Disorder, Hypertension, Arrhythmia, Galactorrhoea, Cardiac Discomfort, Gastric Disorder
This Schizophrenia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 2013 this consumer started treatment with Risperdal (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Motilium
  • Champix
  • Chlorpromazine
  • Lorazepam
  • Citalopram
  • Clopine
  • Cilostazol
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid
When using Risperdal, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Schizophrenia, Depression, Diabetes Mellitus, Nervous System Disorder, Hypertension, Arrhythmia, Galactorrhoea, Cardiac Discomfort, Gastric DisorderAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Schizophrenia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9938103
Suicide Attempt, Intentional Overdose, Fatigue
This Suicide Attempt side effect was reported by a physician from DE. A 15-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Risperdal (drug dosage: 0.5 Mg X 10 (total 5 Mg)), which was initiated on
Feb 19, 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Novalgin (500 Mg X10 (total 5000 Mg))
  • Ibuprofen (400 Mg X 15 (6000 Mg))
.After starting to take Risperdal the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Suicide Attempt, Intentional Overdose, FatigueThese side effects may potentially be related to Risperdal.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9938101
Muscle Atrophy, Mental Disorder, Renal Failure Chronic, Tremor, Hypoaesthesia
This is a report of a 25-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Risperdal Consta (dosage: NA, start time: 201212), combined with:
  • Divalproex (X 80 Days)
  • Hydroxyzine Pamoate
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Muscle Atrophy, Mental Disorder, Renal Failure Chronic, Tremor, Hypoaesthesia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Risperdal Consta treatment in male patients, resulting in Muscle Atrophy side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9938096
Suicide Attempt, Schizophrenia
This report suggests a potential Risperdal Suicide Attempt side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 22-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CO was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: schizophrenia,anxiety and used Risperdal (dosage: NA) starting
Jul 17, 2013. After starting Risperdal the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Suicide Attempt, SchizophreniaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Lorazepam
  • Clonazepam
The patient was hospitalized. Although Risperdal demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Suicide Attempt, may still occur.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9921987
Staphylococcal Infection, Economic Problem, Incision Site Complication, Purulence, Abasia, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Pathogen Resistance, Homicidal Ideation, Suicide Attempt
This Staphylococcal Infection problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 33-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hallucination, auditory. On NS this consumer started treatment with Risperdal (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Risperdal, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Staphylococcal Infection, Economic Problem, Incision Site Complication, Purulence, Abasia, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Pathogen Resistance, Homicidal Ideation, Suicide AttemptAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Staphylococcal Infection, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9919257
Tachycardia, Sopor, Intentional Overdose, Self Injurious Behaviour
This Tachycardia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from IT. A 60-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Risperdal (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Feb 17, 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Sinecod Tosse Sedativo
.After starting to take Risperdal the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Tachycardia, Sopor, Intentional Overdose, Self Injurious BehaviourThese side effects may potentially be related to Risperdal. The patient was hospitalized.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9916276
Sedation, Tremor, Somnolence, Drooling, Mobility Decreased
This is a report of a 74-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from AU, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementia, who was treated with Risperdal (dosage: NA, start time:
Jun 17, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Sedation, Tremor, Somnolence, Drooling, Mobility Decreased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Risperdal treatment in female patients, resulting in Sedation side effect.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9916274
Exophthalmos
This report suggests a potential Risperdal Exophthalmos side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 45-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Risperdal (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Risperdal the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: ExophthalmosAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Risperdal demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Exophthalmos, may still occur.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9916273
Deep Vein Thrombosis
This Deep Vein Thrombosis problem was reported by a health professional from FR. A 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 2010 this consumer started treatment with Risperdal (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Risperdal, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Deep Vein ThrombosisThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Deep Vein Thrombosis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9913012
Arthritis, Spinal Cord Injury, Nerve Injury, Sensory Disturbance, Back Pain, Fatigue, Nerve Compression, Abdominal Pain Upper, Mental Impairment
This Arthritis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 54-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Risperdal Consta (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on 1987. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Risperdal Consta the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Arthritis, Spinal Cord Injury, Nerve Injury, Sensory Disturbance, Back Pain, Fatigue, Nerve Compression, Abdominal Pain Upper, Mental ImpairmentThese side effects may potentially be related to Risperdal Consta.
Risperdal Side Effect Report#9908996
Self Injurious Behaviour, Intentional Overdose
This is a report of a 49-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from IT, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Risperdal (dosage: NA, start time:
Feb 13, 2014), combined with:
  • Tegretol
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Self Injurious Behaviour, Intentional Overdose after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Risperdal treatment in male patients, resulting in Self Injurious Behaviour side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Risperdal on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Risperdal Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Weight Increased 217
Suicide Attempt 213
Diabetes Mellitus 185
Self Injurious Behaviour 174
Intentional Overdose 172
Somnolence 145
Fall 117
Tachycardia 114
Blood Prolactin Increased 109
Death 104

What are common Risperdal Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Weight Increased 230
Diabetes Mellitus 195
Suicide Attempt 188
Aggression 187
Intentional Overdose 156
Self Injurious Behaviour 156
Somnolence 146
Death 145
Overdose 127
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome 114

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    Risperdal Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC21695-113
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameRISPERDAL
    Namerisperidone
    Dosage FormTABLET
    RouteORAL
    On market since19931229
    LabelerRebel Distributors Corp
    Active Ingredient(s)RISPERIDONE
    Strength(s)1
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassAtypical Antipsychotic [EPC]

    Risperdal Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 8450

    Risperdal safety alerts: 2011 2004 2003

    Reported deaths: 785

    Reported hospitalizations: 2704

    Risperdal (risperidone) and Risperidone: Recall - Uncharacteristic Odor

    [Posted 06/20/2011]
     
    AUDIENCE: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Neurology, Internal Medicine

    ISSUE: Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals notified healthcare professionals and the public of a recall of specific lots of Risperdal (risperidone) 3mg  tablets and risperidone 2mg tablets. The recall stems from consumer reports of an uncharacteristic odor thought to be caused by trace amounts of TBA (2,4,6 tribromoanisole). TBA is a byproduct of a chemical preservative sometimes applied to wood often used in the construction of pallets on which materials are transported and stored. While not considered to be toxic, TBA can generate an offensive odor and a small number of patients have reported temporary gastrointestinal symptoms.

    BACKGROUND: The Risperdal lot 0GG904 - which includes approximately 16,000 bottles - was shipped between 8/27/2010 and 2/15/2011. The company believes there are approximately 1,600 bottles of Risperdal from this lot remaining in the marketplace. The risperidone lot OIG175 - which includes approximately 24,000 bottles - was shipped between 11/10/2010 and 1/01/2011. The company believes there are fewer than 1,200 bottles of risperidone from this lot remaining in the marketplace. Risperdal (risperidone) is used for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults and adolescents ages 13-17 years, alone or in combination with other medicines (valproate or lithium) in adults for the short-term treatment of bipolar mania; or alone in adults, children and adolescents ages 10-17 years for the short-term treatment of bipolar mania and is used for the treatment of irritability associated with autistic disorder in children and adolescents ages 5-16 years.

    RECOMMENDATION: Patients should not stop taking their medication. Anyone experiencing an uncharacteristic odor associated with Risperdal  3mg Tablets or risperidone 2mg Tablets should return the tablets to their pharmacist, and contact their healthcare professional if they have questions.

    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

     

    • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
    • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178


    [06/20/2011 - Press Release - Ortho-McNeil-Janssen]
     

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