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Review: could Risperdal cause Narcotic abuse?

Summary: Narcotic abuse could be caused by Risperdal, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Seroquel, and have Schizophrenia.

We study 41,444 people who have side effects while taking Risperdal from FDA and social media. Among them, 186 have Narcotic abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Narcotic abuse and more.

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Risperdal

Risperdal (latest outcomes from 42,185 users) has active ingredients of risperidone. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Narcotic abuse

Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) (latest reports from 45,298 patients) has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, pain, acupuncture and pain, depression, back pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 41,403 people reported to have side effects when taking Risperdal. Among them, 186 people (0.45%) have Narcotic Abuse. They amount to 0.41% of all the 45,233 people who have Narcotic Abuse on eHealthMe.

Trend of Narcotic abuse in Risperdal reports

Time on Risperdal when people have Narcotic abuse * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Narcotic abuse70.00%20.00%5.00%2.50%2.50%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Risperdal * :

FemaleMale
Narcotic abuse27.96%72.04%

Age of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Risperdal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Narcotic abuse0.00%1.61%29.72%22.89%21.29%17.27%4.42%2.81%

Severity of Narcotic abuse when taking Risperdal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Narcotic abuse0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Narcotic abuse ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Narcotic abuse0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Schizophrenia (85 people, 45.70%)
  2. Ill-defined disorder (68 people, 36.56%)
  3. Brain injury (61 people, 32.80%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (40 people, 21.51%)
  5. Anxiety (32 people, 17.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (118 people, 63.44%)
  2. Risperdal consta (105 people, 56.45%)
  3. Olanzapine (63 people, 33.87%)
  4. Unknown medication (61 people, 32.80%)
  5. Unspecified psychiatric medication (61 people, 32.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Child was removed from her home of 13 years where child felt safe, loved, and maintained moderately well while on medications. Child has not been allowed to see her caregiver-grandmother of 13 yrs. Child was suddenly returned to drug addicted mother married to registered sex offender. Mother pimped her out at 13 years of age, abused her, gave her drugs, allowed truancy. After mother pimped child out first time, wherein child was choked to the point of blacking out, seizures began within 24 hrs progressing to clusters.

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