Could Risperdal cause Epilepsy - from FDA reports


Summary

Epilepsy is found among people who take Risperdal, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zyprexa, and have Schizophrenia . We study 58,958 people who have side effects while taking Risperdal from FDA. Among them, 198 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 Risperdal 67,832 users)

Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) has been reported by people with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, convulsion (latest reports from 56,427 Epilepsy patients).

On Dec, 01, 2016

58,958 people reported to have side effects when taking Risperdal.
Among them, 198 people (0.34%) have Epilepsy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Risperdal cause Epilepsy?

Time on Risperdal when people have Epilepsy *:

  • < 1 month: 43.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.27 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.91 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.55 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Epilepsy when taking Risperdal *:

  • female: 48.4 %
  • male: 51.6 %

Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Risperdal *:

  • 0-1: 0.66 %
  • 2-9: 3.31 %
  • 10-19: 8.61 %
  • 20-29: 9.27 %
  • 30-39: 12.58 %
  • 40-49: 15.89 %
  • 50-59: 13.91 %
  • 60+: 35.76 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Schizophrenia (25 people, 12.63%)
  • Agitation (15 people, 7.58%)
  • Psychotic Disorder (13 people, 6.57%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (11 people, 5.56%)
  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type (10 people, 5.05%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zyprexa (28 people, 14.14%)
  • Seroquel (20 people, 10.10%)
  • Keppra (16 people, 8.08%)
  • Depakene (16 people, 8.08%)
  • Tegretol (14 people, 7.07%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Convulsion (20 people, 10.10%)
  • Hyponatremia (16 people, 8.08%)
  • Electroencephalogram Abnormal (15 people, 7.58%)
  • Dizziness (15 people, 7.58%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (14 people, 7.07%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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