Can risperidone cause lactation?
Risperdal blocks dopamine’s action on the pituitary gland and can cause the levels of prolactin to increase and reach abnormal levels. In women, prolactin stimulates breast development and breast milk production.
What are the most common side effects of risperidone?
Risperidone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- dry mouth.
- increased saliva.
- increased appetite.
What psych meds cause lactation?
The so-called typical antipsychotics are frequently responsible for drug-related hyperprolactinemia. Risperidone is one of the atypical neuroleptics most likely to induce hyperprolactinemia, while other atypical drugs are unfrequenlty and only transiently associated with increase of prolactin levels.
Is risperidone bad for pregnancy?
Risperidone is rated FDA Pregnancy Category C, and the drug has shown no direct teratogenic effects in animal studies.
Is risperidone bad for your heart?
Increased risk of stroke or heart attack
Risperidone can cause metabolic changes that might increase your risk for having a stroke or heart attack. You and your doctor should watch your blood sugar, symptoms of diabetes (weakness or increased urination, thirst, or hunger), weight, and cholesterol levels.
Does risperidone calm you down?
Risperidone is a medication taken by mouth, widely used for treating people manage the symptoms of psychosis. As well as being an antipsychotic (preventing psychosis), it also could calm people down or help them to sleep.
Does Risperdal make your breasts bigger?
One of the side effects of Risperdal is weight gain, so in that sense there may be some breast enlargement for females. Because Risperdal affects the levels of prolactin, however, it may cause the production of milk, even in girls who have not reached the age of puberty.