Hey, my wife is taking rispredol at what seems like a pretty high dosage compared to what I have read, but it is really helping her. The only side effets she has is that she has to sleep quite a bit, and that it has increased her appitite. My 6 year old son is also on rispredol, his pediatrician put him on it a couple of years ago to help with his Autism. he is on a low dosage of it & it has worked wonders for him. He would go days on 1 or 2 hours sleep a night & would not settle down or even try to go to sleep. Since he started on the med, bedtime is no problem at all and we havn't noticed any side effects with him at all. The doc told us that he had several parents of autistic children that would try to lynch him if he took away their risperdol, now we are part of that group. Hopefully your doc will get your dosage right & it will give you the same positive results that a lot of others have had with it.
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