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Risperidone and Risperidal

Identifier

015701

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1185

Background

EROWID

Risperidone appears to be a very effective drug at inducing – if not spiritual experiences,  at least hallucinations – unwanted though they are in this case.  If you glance at the EROWID web site there are a lot  of bad experiences from people who were not ill  so this drug is also being abused http://www.erowid.org/experiences/subs/exp_Pharms_Risperidone.shtml

A description of the experience

Risperidone - trade name Risperdal and generics is an antipsychotic drug mainly used to treat schizophrenia (including adolescent schizophrenia), schizoaffective disorder, the mixed and manic states of bipolar disorder, and 'irritability in people with autism' [sic].

Risperidone is a second-generation atypical antipsychotic. It is a dopamine antagonist possessing anti-serotonergic, anti-adrenergic and anti-histaminergic properties.

Adverse effects of risperidone include significant weight gain and metabolic problems such as diabetes mellitus type 2, as well as tardive dyskinesia and neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Risperidone and other antipsychotics also increase the risk of death in people with dementia.

The drug was first approved by the FDA in 1994. Today many generic versions are available. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medications needed in a basic health system.

On Dec, 23, 2016 66,545 people reported to have side effects when taking Risperdal.
Among them, 733 people (1.1%) have Hallucination

On Dec, 31, 2016   9,601 people reported to have side effects when taking Risperdal Consta.   Among them, 114 people (1.19%) have Hallucination

On Jan, 08, 2017 23,442 people reported to have side effects when taking Risperidone.  Among them, 338 people (1.44%) have Hallucination

 

 

On Dec, 19, 2016    66,545 people reported to have side effects when taking Risperdal.  Among them, 1,847 people (4.45%) have Death.

Time on Risperdal when people have Death  :

  < 1 month 1 - 6 months 6 - 12 months 1 - 2 years 2 - 5 years 5 - 10 years 10+ years
Death 41.08% 15.35% 12.45% 16.18% 9.13% 5.39% 0.41%

On Dec, 30, 2016 9,601 people reported to have side effects when taking Risperdal Consta.  Among them, 396 people (4.12%) have Death

 Time on Risperdal consta when people have Death  :

  < 1 month 1 - 6 months 6 - 12 months 1 - 2 years 2 - 5 years 5 - 10 years 10+ years
Death 10.53% 36.84% 10.53% 31.58% 5.26% 5.26% 0.00%

On Dec, 24, 2016   23,442 people reported to have side effects when taking Risperidone.   Among them, 629 people (2.68%) have Death

Time on Risperidone when people have Death  :

  < 1 month 1 - 6 months 6 - 12 months 1 - 2 years 2 - 5 years 5 - 10 years 10+ years
Death 70.97% 8.06% 6.45% 6.45% 8.06% 0.00% 0.00%

 

 

The source of the experience

eHealthme

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