Sexual Side Effects

Negative Sexual Side Effects caused by Risperdal

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Sexual Side Effects for Males on Risperdal

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:

  • Lack of sexual interest;
  • An inability to perform sex due to erectile dysfunction/impotence;
  • Problems with ejaculation, such as retrograde ejaculation (where semen is redirected to the bladder rather than out the urethra) or delayed ejaulation; and
  • Breast tissue development or enlargement (gynecomastia).

Risperdal Sexual Side Effects

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.   

Sexual Side Effects for Females On Risperdal

A 2009 study in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry found that females taking Risperdal have reported a number of sexual side effects, which include:

  • A general disinterest in sex, and even a sense of repulsion over the advances of their lovers or significant others;
  • Decreased libido;
  • Amenorrhea and menstrual cycle disturbances; and
    The in ability to achieve or enjoy orgasm.

Some of Risperdal’s Sexual Side Effects are not Recersible

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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