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Patients Treated with Risperidone Long-Acting Injection had a Significantly Longer Time to Relapse Compared to Quetiapine in International Clinical Study
Date:5/6/2008

nnection between prolactin levels and side effects is unknown.

High blood sugar and diabetes have been reported with risperidone, RLAI, and similar medications. If the person being treated has diabetes or risk factors such as being overweight or a family history of diabetes, blood sugar testing should be performed at the beginning and throughout treatment. Complications of diabetes can be serious and even life threatening. If signs of high blood sugar or diabetes develop, such as being thirsty all the time, going to the bathroom a lot, or feeling weak or hungry, contact your doctor.

Some people taking risperidone or RLAI may feel faint or lightheaded when they stand up or sit up too quickly. By standing up or sitting up slowly and following your healthcare professional's dosing instructions, this side effect may be reduced or it may go away over time.

Extrapyramidal Symptoms (EPS) are usually persistent movement disorders or muscle disturbances, such as restlessness, tremors, and muscle stiffness. If you observe any of these symptoms, talk to your healthcare professional.

Some medications interact with risperidone or RLAI. Please inform your healthcare professional of any medications or supplements that you are taking. Avoid alcohol while taking risperidone or RLAI.

Inform your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or if you are planning to get pregnant while taking risperidone or RLAI. Do not breast-feed if you are taking risperidone or RLAI.

Risperidone and RLAI may affect your driving ability; therefore, do not drive or operate machinery before talking to your healthcare professional.

Risperidone and RLAI may affect alertness and motor skills; use caution until the effect of risperidone or RLAI is known.

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