Risperidone and Compartment syndrome - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


We study 66,756 people who have side effects when taking Risperidone. Compartment syndrome is found, especially among people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Amphetamine and have Insomnia.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Risperidone and have Compartment syndrome. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You may use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

On Sep, 25, 2023

66,756 people reported to have side effects when taking Risperidone.
Among them, 43 people (0.06%) have Compartment syndrome.

What is Risperidone?

Risperidone has active ingredients of risperidone. It is used in bipolar disorder. Currently, eHealthMe is studying from 68,118 Risperidone users.

What is Compartment syndrome?

Compartment syndrome (painful condition that occurs when pressure within the muscles builds to dangerous levels) is found to be associated with 881 drugs and 413 conditions by eHealthMe. Currently, we are studying 3,078 people who have Compartment syndrome.

Number of Risperidone and Compartment syndrome reports submitted per year:

Could Risperidone cause Compartment syndrome?

Time on Risperidone when people have Compartment syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Compartment syndrome when taking Risperidone *:

  • female: 72.5 %
  • male: 27.5 %

Age of people who have Compartment syndrome when taking Risperidone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.63 %
  • 20-29: 2.63 %
  • 30-39: 15.79 %
  • 40-49: 2.63 %
  • 50-59: 2.63 %
  • 60+: 73.68 %

Common drugs people take besides Risperidone *:

  1. Amphetamine: 3 people, 6.98%
  2. Zocor: 1 person, 2.33%
  3. Isosorbide Dinitrate: 1 person, 2.33%
  4. Clonazepam: 1 person, 2.33%
  5. Cymbalta: 1 person, 2.33%
  6. Felodipine: 1 person, 2.33%
  7. Fluphenazine: 1 person, 2.33%
  8. Gemfibrozil: 1 person, 2.33%
  9. Janumet: 1 person, 2.33%
  10. Simvastatin: 1 person, 2.33%

Common side effects people have besides Compartment syndrome *:

  1. Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down): 40 people, 93.02%
  2. Serotonin Syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time): 30 people, 69.77%
  3. Encephalopathy (functioning of the brain is affected by some agent or condition): 20 people, 46.51%
  4. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents): 7 people, 16.28%
  5. Wound Infection: 3 people, 6.98%
  6. Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased: 3 people, 6.98%
  7. Clonus (series of involuntary, rhythmic, muscular contractions and relaxations): 2 people, 4.65%
  8. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 2 people, 4.65%
  9. Muscle Necrosis (muscle cell damage): 2 people, 4.65%
  10. Muscle Rigidity (muscle stiffness): 2 people, 4.65%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 25 people, 58.14%
  2. Mental Disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability): 2 people, 4.65%
  3. Type 2 Diabetes: 1 person, 2.33%
  4. Stress And Anxiety: 1 person, 2.33%
  5. Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type (delusions and auditory hallucinations but relatively normal intellectual functioning and expression of affect): 1 person, 2.33%
  6. Psychotic Disorder: 1 person, 2.33%
  7. Oxygen Saturation Abnormal: 1 person, 2.33%
  8. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 1 person, 2.33%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Risperidone and have Compartment syndrome?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on risperidone (the active ingredients of Risperidone) and Risperidone (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 700+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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