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Risperdal Withdrawal

Individuals who are suffering from Risperdal withdrawal symptoms can be up against one of the most challenging antipsychotic withdrawals. At Alternative to Meds Center, ways of Risperdal withdrawal help have been discovered to simplify the process of withdrawal and relieve withdrawal symptoms.1

What is Risperdal prescribed to treat?

Risperdal is an atypical or second-generation antipsychotics prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, irritability in children, and bipolar disorder; if the use of this drug is abruptly stopped, Risperdal withdrawal effects in children and adults both are very likely to emerge. Antipsychotics are usually prescribed if an individual has a psychotic episode or if other antipsychotics or antidepressants have previously been ineffective. Many users of this medication may want to go through Risperdal discontinuation because of Risperdal side effects, ineffectiveness, mental disturbances, physiological dependence, and other reasons including not wanting to depend on this medication for a lifetime.

Never Stop Risperdal Cold Turkey

Choosing to stop taking this medication can ultimately be a very wise, positive, and even life-changing choice. However, this wise decision can often bring about Risperdal withdrawal syndrome; Symptoms of this withdrawal syndrome can be uncomfortable physically and mentally and usually require Risperdal withdrawal treatment. Never stop Risperdal cold turkey, withdrawing from an antipsychotic should never be done without talking to the doctor who prescribed it to you. If you desire to withdraw from this drug, talk to the prescribing doctor first. There is a chance that some doctors will not support the decision to get off of the medication, in these cases; consult a rehabilitation center or alternative type of doctor.

Advantages of a Slow Risperdal Withdrawal

risperdal withdrawal

If this medication is used to treat or prevent psychotic and manic episodes, withdrawing from this drug can trigger relapses of schizophrenia and psychotic episodes. Many people wonder “Risperdal withdrawal, how long does it last”? But when antipsychotic withdrawal is done too abruptly; symptoms are likely to be more severe than they would be if the drug is tapered slowly out of the system under medical guidance. Many prescription medication rehabs are available and capable of handling Risperdal discontinuation. Withdrawing from this drug does not have to be painful if you have the right help to cleanse the body in a healthy and safe way. With Risperdal withdrawal help, this process is tolerable and as comfortable as possible.

Finding a rehabilitation center that has a good environment, good intentions, and strong capabilities to aid patients through withdrawal is the best setting to effectively endure this process. The most common withdrawal side effects of this medication include: Risperdal withdrawal headaches, electric-shock like pains, brain zaps, hallucinations, psychosis, depression, delusions, agitation, anorexia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) trembling, constant shakiness, insomnia, Risperdal withdrawal nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, lightheadedness, feeling faint, digestive problems, Risperdal withdrawal anxiety and tardive dyskinesia. Covert dyskinesia can become detectable when an antipsychotic is withdrawn, dyskinesia is a movement disorder consisting of uncontrollable involuntary movements and difficult with voluntary movements. If antipsychotic Risperdal withdrawal treatment is not done properly, these withdrawal symptoms are likely to be present.2

We work with our doctors to provide individuals with effective withdrawal help. This is done through the use of very careful tapering techniques and performing lab tests to see what may have been the cause of the original symptoms. Toxicity is often found to be the problem, so we then work to clear the accumulated toxic load from the body, in a gentle and non-invasive way.

Risperdal Withdrawal at the Alternative to Meds Center

Our program aims at stabilizing neurochemistry through using natural substances, IV amino therapy, cleansing of toxins, targeted nutritional therapy, yoga, peer support, personal training, massage, and many other specific holistic treatments to address Risperdal side effects of withdrawal in children or adults. Then, when the individual feels sedated and stable from these therapies, the dose can be decreased and adjusted as needed. You are invited to call us and we can give you a detailed idea of the types of Risperdal withdrawal help which are available.

  1. FDA label Risperdal information letter, accessed online October 22, 2019.
  2. Article, “Risperidone Withdrawal — the most brutal thing in the world!” published by Schizophrenia.org, accessed online October 22, 2019.


This content has been reviewed and approved by a licensed physician.

Dr. Samuel Lee

Dr. Samuel Lee is a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in a spiritually-based mental health discipline and integrative approaches. He graduated with an MD at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and did a residency in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He has also been an inpatient adult psychiatrist at Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital and the primary attending geriatric psychiatrist at the Auerbach Inpatient Psychiatric Jewish Home Hospital. In addition, he served as the general adult outpatient psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente.  He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology and has a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Religion from Pacific Union College. His specialty is in natural healing techniques that promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

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