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Review: Risperdal and Trazodone

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Risperdal and Trazodone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,577 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Risperdal (latest outcomes from 42,214 users) has active ingredients of risperidone. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Trazodone hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 6,585 users) has active ingredients of trazodone hydrochloride. It is often used in insomnia.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 2,577 people who take Risperdal, Trazodone Hydrochloride are studied

Risperdal, Trazodone Hydrochloride outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Risperdal (risperidone)
- Trazodone Hydrochloride (trazodone hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Risperdal is effective25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
(1 of 12 people)
(0 of 4 people)
(1 of 7 people)
(3 of 7 people)
(2 of 5 people)
(2 of 3 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Trazodone Hydrochloride is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
(4 of 10 people)
(0 of 7 people)
(4 of 8 people)
(2 of 5 people)
(4 of 6 people)
(2 of 4 people)
(1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus
InsomniaDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusNeuropathy PeripheralType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Renal FailureNauseaNeuropathy PeripheralPancreatitisObesityWeight IncreasedDiabetic NeuropathyWeight Increased
Diabetes MellitusNeuropathy PeripheralBlood Cholesterol IncreasedWeight IncreasedBlood Cholesterol IncreasedDiabetes MellitusGastric UlcerBlood Cholesterol Increased
HallucinationHyperglycaemiaBack PainBlood Cholesterol IncreasedWeight IncreasedBlood Triglycerides IncreasedNeuropathy PeripheralDepression
SomnolenceHyperlipidaemiaHyperglycaemiaHyperlipidaemiaNeuropathy PeripheralDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlHyperlipidaemiaPancreatitis
HypertensionPancreatitisDiabetic NeuropathyPainDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlHyperlipidaemiaHyperglycaemiaDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control
Musculoskeletal PainVomitingBlood Triglycerides IncreasedTardive DyskinesiaHyperlipidaemiaObesityExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessSuicidal Ideation
PancreatitisDiabetic NeuropathyHyperlipidaemiaObesityThrombosisBlood Cholesterol IncreasedAdverse Drug ReactionNeuropathy Peripheral
Pancreatitis AcuteType 1 Diabetes MellitusSpinal Column StenosisBlood Triglycerides IncreasedBlood Triglycerides IncreasedDiabetic KetoacidosisBlood Cholesterol IncreasedHyperglycaemia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Risperdal is effective26.67%
(8 of 30 people)
(3 of 17 people)
Trazodone Hydrochloride is effective37.93%
(11 of 29 people)
(6 of 15 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Type 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus
Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Weight IncreasedWeight Increased
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedBlood Cholesterol Increased
PancreatitisDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control
Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlSuicidal Ideation
NauseaDiabetic Neuropathy
ObesityNeuropathy Peripheral
Neuropathy PeripheralFatigue

Drug effectiveness by age :

Risperdal is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
(1 of 8 people)
(1 of 14 people)
(3 of 10 people)
(3 of 7 people)
(1 of 14 people)
(2 of 20 people)
Trazodone Hydrochloride is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
(3 of 8 people)
(5 of 14 people)
(4 of 9 people)
(2 of 6 people)
(2 of 11 people)
(1 of 19 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

Type 2 Diabetes MellitusAggressionElectrocardiogram Qt ProlongedDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusMyocardial Infarction
Diabetes MellitusWeight IncreasedDeliriumType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusFall
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedAgitationTachycardiaSuicidal IdeationBlood Cholesterol IncreasedBlood Cholesterol IncreasedWeight IncreasedNeuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
HypertensionStaringHypotensionVision BlurredObesityNeuropathy PeripheralDiabetic NeuropathyRenal Failure
AggressionSuicidal BehaviourAggressionWeight IncreasedDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlWeight IncreasedDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlSerotonin Syndrome
Neuroleptic Malignant SyndromeScreamingWeight IncreasedDizzinessDepressionDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlDepressionFlushing
HyperlipidaemiaIntentional Self-injuryOverdoseMajor DepressionWeight IncreasedDiabetic NeuropathyHyperglycaemiaAsthenia
ConvulsionBipolar DisorderConvulsionBack PainNauseaPancreatitisBlood Cholesterol IncreasedHypotension
Weight IncreasedBiteAgitationPancreatitisPancreatitisObesityInsomniaPyrexia
Drug Administration ErrorConvulsionSuicidal IdeationAbdominal Pain UpperChest PainBack PainChest PainDeath

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Risperdal (risperidone) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Trazodone Hydrochloride (trazodone hydrochloride) is often used to treat insomnia. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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