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Risperidone Withdrawal

When a person is going through the experience of Risperidone withdrawal symptoms, they may face one of the most demanding withdrawals of any medication. Alternative to Meds Center has figured out ways of Risperidone withdrawal help that simplify this process, and relieve antipsychotic withdrawal symptoms.

About Risperidone

Risperidone is also known as Risperdal, and troubling Risperidone withdrawal effects are what commonly occur from stopping this atypical and rarely prescribed anti-psychotic. This medication is used to treat schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar disorder, manic moods, and irritability in children. It is usually given after the patient has tried more commonly prescribed anti-psychotics that have been ineffective. Many people decide to stop taking this medication because of the troubling Risperidone side effects, mental disturbances, Risperidone abuse potential, and other reasons. While it is a life-changing decision and can be very wise to stop taking an antipsychotic, this positive decision also comes along with the inevitable experience of withdrawal, which can be an uncomfortable experience that includes mentally and physically painful withdrawal symptoms. However, stopping Risperidone does not have to be a troubling experience.

Softening the Withdrawal Symptoms of Risperidone

With scientifically proven methods, we can ease Risperidone withdrawal. With professional Risperidone withdrawal treatment, this process can be fairly easy and totally tolerable. Since this medication is used for preventing and controlling manic and psychotic episodes, when the drug exits the body and mind; these symptoms may reoccur. Risperidone withdrawal symptoms can trigger relapses of psychotic episodes and schizophrenia. If the medication is suddenly discontinued, withdrawal from Risperidone will be considerably more painful and uncomfortable than it would be if the drug was very slowly tapered down out of the system under medical supervision. If you want to stop taking this medication, you might first talk to the doctor who prescribed it to you. If the doctor does not support your decision to taper off of the medication and treat your mental condition in another way; consult with a rehabilitation center.

Mental health problems can end here. By helping you get off Risperidone, you can create the life you want without medication. Many prescription drug rehabs will work with you, and they will offer Risperidone withdrawal help in the most comfortable way possible. Risperidone addiction withdrawal does not have to be painful if you seek the right kind of help and remove the drug from your body in a healthy and natural way. Not all rehabilitation centers are capable of properly cleansing an individual’s body from an antipsychotic, so finding a rehab that has the right intentions and capabilities is very important.

Frequently Reported Side Effects of Quitting Resperidone

risperidone withdrawal

Some of the frequently reported side effects of quitting Risperidone include: brain zaps, electric shock pains, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), shakes or constant shakiness, insomnia, trembling, dizziness, loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pains, feeling lightheaded or faint, digestive problems, and the possibility of withdrawal from Risperidone triggering a dyskinesia.

Don’t allow Risperidone to negatively impact your life, you don’t have to struggle with psychosis any longer. REAL help is at your fingertips. Covert dyskinesia can only become detectable after withdrawing from an anti-psychotic. Dyskinesia is a movement disorder that causes problems with voluntary movements and unmanageable involuntary movements. Other psychological symptoms include hallucinations, insomnia, psychosis, depression, restlessness, delusions, agitation, and anorexia. The order in which you choose to get off of this drug is paramount, be patient and know that it can take many months to successfully get off of an antipsychotic. In the right hands, the right care, getting off Risperidone is easily achievable with minimal or no symptoms. An individual is often prescribed to an antipsychotic when they’ve gone through a psychotic breakout, or after other prescription medications have failed to be effective. Though these medications may seem effective during their onset, they are generally not tolerated well in the long run.

Risperidone and Dopamine

Risperdal masks symptoms, we can assist with a set of changes that will facilitate natural optimal health. Antipsychotic withdrawal occurs because the use of these drugs causes dopamine to be limited and the brain is distorted. When the dopamine level is low because of the drug, it causes the individual’s neurology to change, and begin creating an excessive amount of dopamine receptors. When the drug is withdrawn, a low level of dopamine has to impact way too many receptors. This can cause extreme symptoms or result in a hospitalization. Then the person is commonly told they will have to take this medication forever, which can be very disappointing. Alternative to Meds Center knows this path from personal experience. So to successfully help complete Risperidone withdrawal in children and adults, our first step is lab testing to see what might have contributed to the original symptoms and toxicity is usually found as the problem.

A Better Way to Treat Risperidone Withdrawals

We are breaking new ground in mental health treatment — you can be mentally healthy and free of Risperidone. Our program endeavors to stabilize neurochemistry using natural substances, remove accumulated neurotoxins, and we use IV amino therapies, nutritional therapy, massage, peer support, yoga, and other holistic therapies to address Risperidone withdrawal treatment. We encourage you to call and get a better idea of the kinds of Risperidone withdrawal help that are available.

  1. FDA label information Risperidone, 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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