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Review: could Risperdal cause Aggression?

Summary: Aggression could be caused by Risperdal, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Risperdal consta, and have Schizophrenia.

We study 41,444 people who have side effects while taking Risperdal from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,007 have Aggression. Find out below who they are, when they have Aggression and more.

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Risperdal

Risperdal (latest outcomes from 42,185 users) has active ingredients of risperidone. It is often used in bipolar disorder, bipolar i disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Risperdal include diabetes, diabetes mellitus aggravated, type 2 diabetes, weight increased, drowsiness.

Aggression

Aggression (latest reports from 159,639 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety, pain.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 41,444 people reported to have side effects when taking Risperdal. Among them, 1,007 people (2.43%) have Aggression. They amount to 0.63% of all the 159,619 people who have Aggression on eHealthMe.

Trend of Aggression in Risperdal reports

Time on Risperdal when people have Aggression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Aggression46.89%24.86%6.21%7.91%11.30%2.82%0.00%

Gender of people who have Aggression when taking Risperdal * :

FemaleMale
Aggression27.17%72.83%

Age of people who have Aggression when taking Risperdal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Aggression0.77%11.26%22.79%12.98%12.47%11.09%8.17%20.46%

Severity of Aggression when taking Risperdal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Aggression0.00%57.14%42.86%0.00%

How people recovered from Aggression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Aggression25.00%25.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Schizophrenia (386 people, 38.33%)
  2. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (115 people, 11.42%)
  3. Aggression (89 people, 8.84%)
  4. Ill-defined disorder (89 people, 8.84%)
  5. Depression (78 people, 7.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Risperdal consta (356 people, 35.35%)
  2. Seroquel (274 people, 27.21%)
  3. Depakote (213 people, 21.15%)
  4. Zyprexa (175 people, 17.38%)
  5. Zoloft (165 people, 16.39%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • My granddaughter is autistic and has a behavior problem. Since taking Risperdal the aggression has completely subsided. She had her blood drawn and the doctor discovered her tryclierides are too high. She is only five years old.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Stephanie Georgieff on Aug, 16, 2012:

    I am a naturopath/acupuncturist who has a patient who tried to commit suicide by taking Ibuprofen, CLonidine, Ambien, Zyprexa Respiridone and lorazepan, he is on a respirator, and has undergon dialysis. Will there be brain damage?

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • my son was put on these medications when he was almost three years old.

    Reply

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