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Review: could Risperdal cause Epilepsy?

Summary: Epilepsy is found among people who take Risperdal, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Risperdal consta, and have Epilepsy.

We study 41,470 people who have side effects while taking Risperdal from FDA and social media. Among them, 183 have Epilepsy. Find out below who they are, when they have Epilepsy and more.

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Risperdal

Risperdal has active ingredients of risperidone. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 42,218 Risperdal users)

Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, convulsion, pain. (latest reports from 39,332 Epilepsy patients)

On Jan, 1, 2015: 41,470 people reported to have side effects when taking Risperdal. Among them, 183 people (0.44%) have Epilepsy.

Trend of Epilepsy in Risperdal reports

Time on Risperdal when people have Epilepsy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Epilepsy54.35%26.09%4.35%13.04%2.17%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Epilepsy when taking Risperdal * :

FemaleMale
Epilepsy50.87%49.13%

Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Risperdal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Epilepsy0.00%2.73%11.36%5.91%10.45%18.18%17.73%33.64%

Severity of Epilepsy when taking Risperdal ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Epilepsy ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (87 people, 47.54%)
  2. Hyperkinesia (30 people, 16.39%)
  3. Schizophrenia (27 people, 14.75%)
  4. Hypertension (18 people, 9.84%)
  5. Schizophrenia, paranoid type (17 people, 9.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Risperdal consta (42 people, 22.95%)
  2. Keppra (42 people, 22.95%)
  3. Clonazepam (38 people, 20.77%)
  4. Valproate sodium (36 people, 19.67%)
  5. Zyprexa (34 people, 18.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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