|RESPIRIDONE AFFECTS SLEEP IN 1 OUT OF TEN CHILDREN WHICH IS LIKELY TO AFFECT BEHAVIOUR AND CONCENTRATION ADVERSELY|
Information specific to: Risperdone 1mg tablets when used in Mood Disorders.
WHAT IS THE RISK : BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF THIS MEDICATION FOR CHILDREN?
A medicine is only made available to the public if the clinical trials have shown that the benefits of taking the medicine outweigh the risks.
Once a medicine has been licensed, information on the medicine's effects, both intended and unintended, is continuously recorded and updated.
Some side-effects may be serious while others may only be a mild inconvenience.
Everyone's reaction to a medicine is different. It is difficult to predict which side-effects you will have from taking a particular medicine, or whether you will have any side-effects at all. The important thing is to tell your prescriber or pharmacist if you are having problems with your medicine.
Very common: More than 1 in 10 people who take Risperdone so = 1,500 children in U.K. AND
THEREFORE THAT NUMBER WILL STATISTICALLY HAVE THE SERIOUS PROBLEMS BELOW WHICH WILL INCREASE NOT DECREASE THEIR BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS FROM A COMMON SENSE PERSPECTIVE!
parkinson's-like symptoms or worsening of parkinson's
Commonly reported in children on these drugs
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Common: More than 1 in 100 people who take Risperdal
abnormal muscle movements or problems controlling muscle movement
faster heart rate
feeling restless and inability to sit still
loss of appetite
muscle tone decreased
oedema of the extremities
redness of the skin
skin rash or rashes
stomachpain and discomfort
Uncommon: More than 1 in 1000 people who take Risperdal
a drop in blood pressure on standing or sitting up
abnormal laboratory test results
abnormal thoughts or feelings
balance or coordination problems
breast enlargement in men
diabetes or worsening of diabetes
discharge from the eye
fainting or brief loss of consciousness
flu or flu-like symptoms
heart or circulation problems - seek immediate medical advice if you develop symptoms such as weakness, numbness in the face, arms or legs, speech or eye or eyesight problems
increased blood sugar levels - seek medical advice if you develop symptoms of increased blood sugar levels such as excessive thirst, passing much more urine than usual, excessive hunger or weakness
increased body temperature
increased tear production
irritation or inflammation of the tonsils
loss of consciousness
lowered blood pressure
mania or mania-like behaviour
muscle or joint stiffness
musclepain or tenderness
over-sensitivity or fear of light
skin colour changes
slower heart rate
swelling around the eyes
tardive dyskinesia– seek medical advice if you develop abnormal movements of the tongue or face
thickening of the skin
urinating more often
Rare: More than 1 in 10,000 people who take Risperdal
coldness of the extremities
decreased blood sugar levels
decreased body temperature
eye or eyesight problems
faster breathing rate
feeling emotionally numb
inflammation of the lips
neuroleptic malignant syndrome - seek medical advice if you get a fever, changes in awareness or muscle stiffness
problems controlling movement
swelling of the lips
withdrawal symptoms can occur when this medicine is stopped abruptly. These include nausea, vomiting, sweating, difficulty sleeping, feeling restless, an inability to sit still, abnormal muscle movement or difficulty controlling movement
Very rare: Fewer than 1 in 10,000 people who take Risperdal
The frequency of these side-effects is unknown
blood sugar control changes in diabetics
extrapyramidal side-effects - seek medical advice if you develop side-effects such as tremors; muscle stiffness; increased salivation; slowing of physical movements; feeling restless; an inability to sit still; oculogyric crisis or abnormal muscle movement
thromboembolism such as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
If you feel unwell or if you have concerns about a side-effect, you will need to seek advice. If you feel very ill, get medical help straight away. Contact your prescriber, pharmacist, nurse or call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.
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