A 2012 study in The World Journal of Men’s Health found that males taking Risperdal have also reported a number of sexual side effects, which include:
Risperdal, a prescription antipsychotic drug, has been linked to a number of sexual side effects and a number of different forms of sexual dysfunction. These sexual side effects often compromise an individual’s quality of life. These sexual side effects are thought to be linked to changes in brain chemistry brought about by taking Risperdal. Risperdal increases blood levels of the hormone prolactin, which is released into the body by pituitary gland in the brain when patients take Risperdal. Additionally, Risperdal affects the levels of many neurotransmitters associated with the sensation of pleasure, such as dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine, in the brain.
A 2009 study in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry found that females taking Risperdal have reported a number of sexual side effects, which include:
Many of the Risperdal sexual side effects are reversible if a person ceases taking Risperdal. However, some of these sexual side effects, such as gynecomastia, are not reversible.
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