Even though Risperdal is not addicting, the brain may need some time to adjust to stopping Risperdal. In fact, it is not recommended that you stop Risperdal without your healthcare provider's approval. Withdrawal symptoms from Risperdal can include insomnia, hallucinations, and irritability. In order to reduce your risk of severe Risperdal withdrawal symptoms, your healthcare provider may decide to wean you off Risperdal slowly.
Risperdal Withdrawal: An IntroductionRisperdal® (risperidone) is a prescription medication approved to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritability associated with autism. As with most medications for mental illnesses, stopping Risperdal is not recommended without your healthcare provider's approval. Although Risperdal is not addicting and is not likely to be abused, the brain may need some time to adjust to stopping Risperdal.
- Symptoms of schizophrenia (such as hallucinations or delusions)
- Bipolar disorder symptoms (such as mania or depression)
These Risperdal withdrawal symptoms may not improve with time, as they may be symptoms of the underlying disorder (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or autism).