CAN RISPIRIDONE CAUSE HIGH LEVELS OF PROLACTIN AND IF SO WHAT TREATMENT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND


Risperidone is associated

Risperidone is associated with higher prolactin levels

For more information, see this article:
J Clin Psychopharmacol. 1999 Feb;19(1):57-61.
Prolactin levels and adverse events in patients treated with risperidone.

Risperidone may inhibit prgnancy, but the greater issue is taking it while pregnant. Because transitioning to different meds can be tricky for mood disorders, the medication questions need to be answered jointly by your mental and and physical health care team to determine the best choice for you and potential baby.

Risperidone has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Levels range from A (safest) to B, C, D and X (never take while could get pregnant) C means that:
Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.

 
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