does anyone know how long it takes risperadal to start working

Mary - posted on 04/04/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )

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does anyone know how long it takes to start seeing changes in behavior after starting risperadal

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Shannon - posted on 04/05/2011

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I saw a few after 2 days, but usually it takes a week or 2. My 6 y/o is on .5 mg 2x per day. Mine was very aggressive and violent to the sibs. I still put him in a martial arts class that promotes self control and respect, which helped to and strict on behavior we use a behavior chart and time out system.

Vanessa - posted on 04/07/2011

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Be very careful and pay close attn to weight gain! It happens fast with that med!!!!

Jerri - posted on 04/05/2011

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I looked it up on drugs.com and it said it may take several weeks before your condition is improved. I had a child that took it, she was prescribed it upon entering a mental hospital (this happened 10+ years ago) but when she was released her psychiatrist had her weaned off of it immediately, saying that it is found to cause (can't think of what it was called) maybe it was Parkinson disease, uncontrollable shaking. Is the child aggressive? Bi-polar?

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Violet - posted on 11/12/2012

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is anyone's child taking abilify and resperdal at the same time for extreme aggression.

Shannon - posted on 04/07/2011

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I second the weight gain comment! My son just had a check up and since jan went up 18 lbs! Keep them in physical activity and watch portions as well as offer plenty of fruit

Nikki - posted on 04/07/2011

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Both of my children are on Risperdal. You can see results in the 1st 24 hours. The might be little changes, such as sleeping bwtter at night, calming down quicker. I hope that you have your child in counseling as medications and therapy go hand in hand. Lastly, remember, it is not a cure all pill. It is a tool that your child MUST utilize. If not try Abilify. Both my chilren started on it with really good results. They just outgrew it. Hang in there...

Shannon - posted on 04/06/2011

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i have a child that had used metadate, and recently switched to concerta and he is started prozac for ptsd, and my 6 y/o is on the risperdal {possibly focalin soon) they both receive weekly behavioral therapy as well and 4x a week martial arts class. this combination seems to be the best for them.is your child in any sports? or art activity.. also aggression, irritability and hypersensitivity can be side effects to certain medicines too..

Shannon - posted on 04/06/2011

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he has an overall aggressive personality, but his violent outburst are gone.. he is very impulsive and may require adhd meds in the future. the problem is some symptoms can mask underlying problems and you have to keep at it to figure out what is best. if in a total of 4-6 weeks he is still very aggressive at school even on the meds then i'd look into something else.

Mary - posted on 04/06/2011

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he gets a therapist in the home are you familiar with focalin xr, his doc, switched him to that, he was on vyvanse and clonidine

Mary - posted on 04/06/2011

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is your child still aggressive and what made you put him on risperadal 2x per day

Shannon - posted on 04/06/2011

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risperdal is not given for hyperactivity, usually it is given to combat extreme outbursts of aggression seen in children with autism and teens or adults with bipolar. if he has adhd then the aggression could be stemming from his impulsivity and hyperactivity. has he had a behavioral evaluation? does he have a regular counselor?

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