Review: could Risperidone cause Pulmonary Embolism?


Pulmonary embolism is found among people who take Risperidone, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Mirtazapine, and have Schizophrenia . We study 15,965 people who have side effects while taking Risperidone from FDA and social media. Among them, 177 have Pulmonary embolism. Find out below who they are, when they have Pulmonary embolism and more.

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Risperidone has active ingredients of risperidone. It is often used in schizophrenia. (latest outcomes from Risperidone 16,981 users)

Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, hypotension, haematoma, international normalised ratio increased (latest reports from 71,370 Pulmonary embolism patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

15,965 people reported to have side effects when taking Risperidone.
Among them, 177 people (1.11%) have Pulmonary Embolism

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Risperidone cause Pulmonary embolism?

Time on Risperidone when people have Pulmonary Embolism *:

  • < 1 month: 45.45 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.27 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 27.27 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pulmonary Embolism when taking Risperidone *:

  • female: 56.21 %
  • male: 43.79 %

Age of people who have Pulmonary Embolism when taking Risperidone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 6.45 %
  • 20-29: 19.35 %
  • 30-39: 20.65 %
  • 40-49: 25.16 %
  • 50-59: 3.87 %
  • 60+: 24.52 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Schizophrenia (43 people)
  • Depression (34 people)
  • Psychotic Disorder (16 people)
  • Agitation (12 people)
  • Major Depression (11 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Mirtazapine (28 people)
  • Olanzapine (19 people)
  • Lorazepam (19 people)
  • Aripiprazole (19 people)
  • Haloperidol (18 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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