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Review: could Risperdal cause Death?

Summary: Death could be caused by Risperdal, especially for people who are male, 60+ 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, 1,847 have Death. Find out below who they are, when they have Death and more.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 41,403 people reported to have side effects when taking Risperdal. Among them, 1,847 people (4.46%) have Death. They amount to 0.35% of all the 532,168 people who have Death on eHealthMe.

Trend of Death in Risperdal reports

Time on Risperdal when people have Death * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

Gender of people who have Death when taking Risperdal * :


Age of people who have Death when taking Risperdal * :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Schizophrenia (339 people, 18.35%)
  2. Depression (93 people, 5.04%)
  3. Dementia (69 people, 3.74%)
  4. Psychotic disorder (68 people, 3.68%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (66 people, 3.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Risperdal consta (444 people, 24.04%)
  2. Seroquel (289 people, 15.65%)
  3. Zyprexa (171 people, 9.26%)
  4. Abilify (137 people, 7.42%)
  5. Aspirin (106 people, 5.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • On July 24th 2009 she was given RESPIREDON .O25 MG tablets to control her agitation. Her agitation increased severely. And she began falling therefore, on August 2,2009 her dosage was increased to 1MG. She then completetly lost her ability to walk and she developed severe tremors and she lost her ability to situp. On August 5th, 2009 she was given CEFTRIAXONE, 1GM vial. She died on August 15, 2009.


    Jason on May, 31, 2013:

    31 year old male. I am taking risperdone and I had bad side effects from it. 2mg before going to sleep. I woke up to go to the bathroom and when I got up I almost dropped to the ground from side effects. I called th Dr. Shantala Umashankar in Norwich, CT and was told to cut pill in half and take 1mg. I took it and I woke up feeling groggy and light sensitive. I have had ADD in the past and I've been misdiagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and take another pill called Lamotrigrine which does nothing. I live with grandparents because I can't get a job because no one is hiring me. I tried to get SSI Benefits but unable to because system is FUBAR. All I hear is get a lawyer to fight to get SSI which is a waste of my time. I rather make my money rather than play the system because someone wants me to be their lab rat. Rather than work resolving a problem these doctors pushing pills like drug dealers to make money rather than provide real assistance to make things better.


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