Risperdal Side Effects
You should immediately contact a doctor in case you notice any signs of the following side effects: fast or irregular heartbeat (palpitations); pain in muscles and joints; confusion; stiffness, spasms, trembling; restlessness; increased thirst or hunger; changes in vision; loss of balance;
fainting spells; increased urination.
The following side effects do not usually need to be reported immediately, but talk to your health care provider if they become continuous or bothersome: increased sensitivity to the sun; weight gain; decreased sexual ability; constipation; nausea, vomiting; unusual tiredness; drowsiness or dizziness; stomach pain; stuffy or runny nose, cough; headache; menstrual irregularity; difficulty sleeping; increase or decrease in saliva.
You should inform a doctor about the therapy before receiving any medical or dental care.
Do not discontinue the treatment even if you notice improvement. Complete the prescribed therapy. Your dosage may have to be reduced gradually when you stop the therapy. Ask your health care specialist about this.
Do not drive, operate machinery or perform any activities, requiring high level of attention, before you find out your reaction to Risperidone. Do not stand or sit up quickly in order to avoid staggers or fainting spells. You should not drink alcohol while treating with this medicine.
Visit your doctor regularly in order to monitor your condition. It may take a few weeks before you notice a significant betterment.
Do not treat yourself for colds, diarrhea or allergies. You should consult with your health care provider in order to learn what medicines you can take.
You should contact your doctor as soon as possible if you notice an increased hunger or thirst, or if experience excessive urination. You may have to check your blood sugar level.
Avoid exposure to the sun. Wear protective clothes, use a sunscreen, and wear sunglasses even when it’s cloudy. Avoid tanning booths and beds, do not use sun lamps.