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Should I put my child back on Risperidone?

Last year my son's PCP put my son on this drug for his Autism. And at first it was always making him sleepy, and have really bad bowel movements. So the doctor lowered the dose but then he started to have outrages nose bleeds to the put where he would get them 3 times a day. So I took him off of it becuz I thought something was going wrong with him. Mind you he was on the medicine for less then 2 months. So I had stopped it and 3 weeks later he was still having nose bleeds and then I noticed something. I noticed that the medicine was working his words was clearer to understand but he wasn't taking the medication for 3 weeks. Now 5 months later his words aren't clear anymore and he has his tantrums again. Was wondering if I should put him back on the same medication he was on that caused him to have bad nose bleeds???

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Asked by mizzsonia at 1:09 PM on Oct. 23, 2009 in Health

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  • My son used to take Risperdone for bipolar disorder. As soon as Invega came out they put him on that because it has less side effects. It is a third generation drug. You could ask the doctor about Invega. It's expensive.

    Answer by Gailll at 1:14 PM on Oct. 23, 2009

  • Oh I never heard of that medication... Thanks I'll ask sometime next week on it and see if my son's insurance will pay for it or cover half the charges. Thanks Gailll

    Answer by mizzsonia at 1:46 PM on Oct. 23, 2009

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