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Review: could Risperdal cause Muscle stiffness (Spasticity)?

Summary: Muscle stiffness is found among people who take Risperdal, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, also take medication Ativan.

We study 41,478 people who have side effects while taking Risperdal from FDA and social media. Among them, 11 have Muscle stiffness. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle stiffness and more.

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Risperdal has active ingredients of risperidone. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 42,226 Risperdal users)

Muscle stiffness

Muscle stiffness (weakness and loss of muscle control due to nerve damage in brain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 944 Muscle stiffness patients)

On Apr, 18, 2015: 41,478 people reported to have side effects when taking Risperdal. Among them, 11 people (0.03%) have Muscle Stiffness.

Trend of Muscle stiffness in Risperdal reports

Time on Risperdal when people have Muscle stiffness * :


Gender of people who have Muscle stiffness when taking Risperdal * :

Muscle stiffness20.00%80.00%

Age of people who have Muscle stiffness when taking Risperdal * :

Muscle stiffness0.00%0.00%5.56%5.56%5.56%0.00%72.22%11.11%

Severity of Muscle stiffness when taking Risperdal ** :


How people recovered from Muscle stiffness ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :


Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ativan (11 people, 100.00%)
  2. Haldol (11 people, 100.00%)
  3. Seroquel (6 people, 54.55%)
  4. Depakote (2 people, 18.18%)
  5. Ultram (1 people, 9.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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