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To ensure a safe treatment process, it is important to understand the risks associated with taking Risperdal. Warnings and precautions for the medication can include things like potential drug interactions, the safety of taking Risperdal while nursing or pregnant, and an increased risk of developing diabetes in some people. A few of the conditions that you should tell your healthcare provider about prior to taking Risperdal include seizures, diabetes, and epilepsy.
Risperdal: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Risperdal® (risperidone) if you have:
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia
- Parkinson's disease
- Low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension)
- Heart disease, congestive heart failure (CHF), or other heart problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.