Risperdal and Diabetes

Final Thoughts on Risperdal and Diabetes

It appears that Risperdal may increase the risk of diabetes. It is not clear if this is due to weight gain (which often leads to diabetes) or other factors. Regardless, since diabetes can have serious health consequences and in some cases may be life-threatening, your healthcare provider should monitor your blood sugar (and weight) regularly during treatment with Risperdal, as well as take appropriate steps to prevent or treat diabetes. It is also important that anyone taking Risperdal be aware of possible signs or symptoms of diabetes. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Increased hunger
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea or vomiting.
If you already have diabetes, be sure to check your blood sugar levels regularly to make sure your diabetes is not getting worse.
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