Review: could Risperdal cause Epilepsy?


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 Zyprexa, and have Epilepsy . We study 39,806 people who have side effects while taking Risperdal from FDA and social media. Among them, 162 have Epilepsy. Find out below who they are, when they have Epilepsy and more.

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Risperdal has active ingredients of risperidone. It is often used in schizophrenia. (latest outcomes from Risperdal 45,063 users)


Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) has been reported by people with fever, rashes, drug ineffective, drowsiness, grand mal convulsion (latest reports from 43,285 Epilepsy patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

39,806 people reported to have side effects when taking Risperdal.
Among them, 162 people (0.41%) have Epilepsy

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Risperdal cause Epilepsy?

Time on Risperdal when people have Epilepsy *:

  • < 1 month: 43.75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.75 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.12 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 21.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.25 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Epilepsy when taking Risperdal *:

  • female: 54.84 %
  • male: 45.16 %

Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Risperdal *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 3.15 %
  • 10-19: 9.45 %
  • 20-29: 8.66 %
  • 30-39: 14.17 %
  • 40-49: 15.75 %
  • 50-59: 12.6 %
  • 60+: 36.22 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (32 people)
  • Schizophrenia (21 people)
  • Psychotic Disorder (10 people)
  • Depression (10 people)
  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (10 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zyprexa (19 people)
  • Seroquel (14 people)
  • Depakene (13 people)
  • Rivotril (11 people)
  • Keppra (11 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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