Nervous System Damage

Nervous System Damage caused by Risperdal

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Risperdal Nervous System Damage

Side effects indicative of nervous system damage have been reported by individuals who are taking Risperdal for the treatment of psychiatric illnesses, especially when the drug is being taken at higher doses. These side effects are also noted in the prescribing information for Risperdal provided by its manufacturer, Janssen. All aspects of the nervous system can be impacted by Risperdal. Risperdal side effects include:

  • Side effects overtly impacting the brain. People taking Risperdal have reported noticeable impacts to their cognitive faculties, including headaches ranging from minor to migraine-like intensity, dizziness, vertigo, decreased mental alertness, poor concentration, and temporary memory loss.
  • Masked side effects impacting the brain. People have also reported side effects related to difficulties with maintaining balance, movement or muscle coordination, and seizures,sudden decrease in blood pressure (syncope), all of which are controlled by brain function.
  • Side effects impacting energy levels. Risperdal has been known to cause drastic energy-level changes, producing akathisia (increased feelings of agitation or restlessness) or sedation (increased feelings of apathy, lethargy or lack of energy).
  • Side effects impacting movement and mobility. Risperdal can cause movement disorders, such as parkinsonism, tardive dyskinesia, tardive dystonia, akinesia (the inability to move) and slurred speech.

Potentially life-threatening side effects. Some of the most dangerous side effects related to Risperdal use include increased risk of stroke (transient ischemic attack (i.e., a mini stroke) and cerebral ischemia (i.e., a blockage of blood flow in the brain)), and the risk of developing neuroleptic malignant syndrome, which is a rare conditions where body temperature fluctuates suddenly, muscles exhibit rigidity, mental status is significantly altered and the autonomic body systems go haywire.

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