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Review: could Risperdal cause Acute lymphocytic leukaemia?

Summary: Acute lymphocytic leukaemia could be caused by Risperdal, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Simvastatin, and have Neuropathy.

We study 41,444 people who have side effects while taking Risperdal from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Acute lymphocytic leukaemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Acute lymphocytic leukaemia and more.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 41,444 people reported to have side effects when taking Risperdal. Among them, 8 people (0.02%) have Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia. They amount to 0.08% of all the 10,602 people who have Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Acute lymphocytic leukaemia in Risperdal reports

Time on Risperdal when people have Acute lymphocytic leukaemia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acute lymphocytic leukaemia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Acute lymphocytic leukaemia when taking Risperdal * :

FemaleMale
Acute lymphocytic leukaemia63.64%36.36%

Age of people who have Acute lymphocytic leukaemia when taking Risperdal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acute lymphocytic leukaemia0.00%0.00%12.50%0.00%75.00%0.00%0.00%12.50%

Severity of Acute lymphocytic leukaemia when taking Risperdal ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Acute lymphocytic leukaemia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Neuropathy (3 people, 37.50%)
  2. Prophylaxis (3 people, 37.50%)
  3. Labile hypertension (3 people, 37.50%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (1 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Simvastatin (3 people, 37.50%)
  2. Haldol (3 people, 37.50%)
  3. Benztropine mesylate (3 people, 37.50%)
  4. Gabapentin (3 people, 37.50%)
  5. Lorazepam (3 people, 37.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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