Haldol vs Risperidone

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Haloperidol is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (e.g., schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders). This medicine helps you to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. It can also help prevent suicide in people who are likely to harm themselves. It also reduces aggression and the desire to hurt others. It can decrease negative thoughts and hallucinations. Haloperidol can also be used to treat uncontrolled movements and outbursts of words/sounds related to Tourette's disorder. Haloperidol is also used for severe behavior problems in hyperactive children when other treatments or medications have not worked. Haloperidol is a psychiatric medication (antipsychotic-type) that works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain (neurotransmitters).Risperidone is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, irritability associated with autistic disorder). This medication can help you to think clearly and take part in everyday life. Risperidone belongs to a class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.
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Myjennie1977 | 02.01.13
I am taking this for mood disorder and it's working great my fiancé takes it for the same thing and it works good for him also
csb88 | 21.06.12
my 77 year old mother suffering from dementia was given Haldol in a 5-star-rated nursing home in NC without our knowledge. She entered the facility fully ambulatory, continent, and able to eat well. Two weeks later, in diapers, unable to walk or feed herself, and 9 pounds lighter. Also shakes constantly. Staff just said she had a bad reaction. Truth: given a drug not approved for elderly dementia, and they overdosed her. Waiting to see if she will recover. So sad this is STILL being done, even in well-respected, church-run facilities.
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Think | 15.05.14
The medication worked however it increased my breast size and now I have to research how to fix this. Not happy.
Sandiman | 06.07.13
This medication was prescibed for chronic migraine, it caused me to have hyperprolactinemia. I had no period for more than a year and it caused my breasts to leak milk even though I have no children. Even my gyn did not catch this one.
Renee | 28.06.13
I started risperidone 2mg at bedtime in April of 2013. Since then I have no more anxiety, not depressed, no longer agitated or nervous I feel much better no more social anxiety disorder and it has helped my spasmodic dysphonia. I can focus much better. Life is good !!!
guest | 09.04.13
I was given the Rx to take at bedtime.. this is given to schizophrenics and it causes one to hear voices? Sounds like job security for masochistic shrinks. Feel MUCH better w/out it. I urge everyone to GET A SECOND OPINION!!!I now take a single dose of one med each day. Keep trying, there IS something better out there.