The first answer to does Risperidone help bipolar disorder is yes it does. I have been on bipolar medications my whole life but I was never stable until I started taking Risperidone.
Risperidone was used mainly for schizophrenia and never bipolar disorder. Once they started using it on bipolar patients, they saw the positive results.H
Here is a write up about Risperidone and Bipolar disorder. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved RISPERDAL(R) (risperidone) as monotherapy (alone) or in combination with lithium or valproate for short-term use.
Treatment of acute or mixed manic episodes associated with bipolar I disorder, also known as bipolar mania.
In studies in patients with bipolar mania treated with Risperidone, there was a significant improvement in manic symptoms compared with placebo.
While bipolar I manic episodes can be severe and life-threatening, people with bipolar II can be depressed for longer periods of time, which can lead to severe impairment with significant consequences.
The types and doses of medications prescribed depend on your specific symptoms.
Your doctor may prescribe one or a combination of drugs for maximum effect.
Talk to your doctor about what works best for you and the costs and benefits of taking the drug. Some people may need to try several antipsychotics before they find the most effective one with the fewest side effects.
The one fact that they came to was that Risperidone worked when given in combination with other drugs. Risperidone also seemed to work better at a lower dose.
Doctors also prescribe Risperidone off-label for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, sleep disorders and depression.
Risperidone is a drug known as an atypical antipsychotic that is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia in adolescents and adults.
Doctors also prescribe off-label or non-FDA-approved medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, sleep disorders and depression. Risperdal (risperidone) is a powerful second-generation antipsychotic originally approved for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults and adolescents.
To judge the effectiveness of drugs, scientists used the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, which assesses the effects of drug treatment in patients with schizophrenia.
The effectiveness of Risperidone in the treatment of acute or mixed manic episodes of bipolar disorder has been established in three studies: two of them tested the drug as monotherapy, and one used Risperidone in combination with lithium or valproate.
They found that the combination of these drugs along with Risperidone had a very positive effect on the person and it completely stopped the manic episode.
The present results suggest that risperidone therapy in combination with a mood stabilizer is effective in the treatment of coexisting manic and depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder.
Therefore, we conducted this study to compare the efficacy and safety of risperidone and mood stabilizers in mixed patients with those with persistent mania.
This is an open-label, multi-center, 24-week, flexible-dose study of risperidone in combination with a mood stabilizer for acute and maintenance treatment in patients with simple and mixed mania-bipolar disorder.
In more understandable terms, Risperidone has a calming effect on the brain and. It helps to stop manic episodes.
It also works at a faster rate than some drugs so there does not have to be a build up in the system.
So yes, from someone who takes Risperidone, it does work very well, Especially at a lower dose because you don’t have the side effects to deal with.
The Risperidone stopped my manic episodes within hours after taking it. It has been a miracle drug for me.
I spent 30 years taking bipolar meds to no avail but when they added the Risperidone to my other medications, my manic episodes stopped and my brain slowed down to its normal pace.
Check out this video below about Risperidone. It talks about the uses and effects along with side effects.