Long-term Side Effects Of Risperidone?
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Risperidone is a drug that belongs to the class of anti-psychotics, which works by changing the activity of certain chemical substances in the brain. This medication is indicated for people who experience symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or mixed episodes (mania and depression occur simultaneously).
Side effects that can occur include indigestion (nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain), dry mouth, weight gain, anxiety, restlessness, sleep disturbances, menstrual disorders, muscle / joint pain, dizziness / balance disorders, enlargement / discharge from the breast, etc. Some of the side effects that need immediate treatment from a doctor are: fever, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, itching and redness all over the body, swelling, seizures, fainting.
These side effects may or may not occur. If any of these symptoms occur, see a doctor immediately.
Handling of mental conditions does take a long time, so it takes more patience and discipline. Routine control with your doctor as recommended to see the progress and response to therapy. The doctor will always monitor your condition, so that if there is improvement / deterioration, therapy (dosage and medication) will be immediately given according to your condition. Do not change your dose or stop taking medication without your doctor knowing because if it suddenly stops without a rule, the symptoms can recur and can be more difficult to control. Because this drug only controls symptoms, other aspects also need to be considered in the management of psychiatric disorders, such as lifestyle changes, psychotherapy, and support from those around you. Read articles on "mental health" for more information on maintaining mental health.
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