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Drooling and risperdal


#1

Does anyone on risperdal(consta) experience drooling? I experience it especially when lying down for sleep.


#2

Hi. I have been on Risperdal for 3 years. I have noticed mild drooling when lying down for sleep, but nothing too bad.


#3

Sorry – not on consta, just oral pills. But I experience mild drooling.


#4

I sadly cant remember if it was on risperidone, but I definately drooled a little bit on some med, nothing too bad though.


#5

It was clozapine that made me drool loads. I got a med from the psychiatrist that completely stopped it though. Unfortunately I can’t remember what is was called. It had a big long name.


#6

I’ve not had drooling with medications personally, but I am aware of two medications that can be used to help with this problem.

  1. Cogentin (benztropine)
  2. Artane (trihexyphenidyl)

I hope this helps.


#7

My son drools while sleeping. I don’t know if he did this before going on Clozapine.


#8

BarbieBF, clozapine is well-known to cause inordinate drooling. I had to sleep with a towel on my pillow to keep it from getting soaked.


#9

Im on Risperdal tablets, and I do sometimes drool when sleeping, but its not so bad. Other APs were worse for me


#10

I remember there was a point long ago when I was drooling in my sleep. It was pretty heavy. I don’t remember what medication I was on.

As for Consta, the whole Risperdal line works well in controlling my symptoms but I bite my tongue involuntarily when I’m on any of them.


#11

Hey Malvok, are you on Risperdal now?


#12

No, the tongue biting was too much so I’m off of all that line of drugs.

I take Abilify and Trilafon currently.


#13

Im on a low dose of Risperdal now, Im doing ok, but cant really raise it higher than 2mg or Ill get unwanted side effects from it. I was on Abilify for many years, it was not so great for me, but helped a lot with depression and was a good med for physical issues. I here good things about Trilafon - I think the generic is called Perphenazine? Am I right?


#14

Yep, that’s the generic. I think the combination of Abilify and another anti-psychotic is pretty good.


#15

When i was put on risperdal i was drooling, now my body is used to, i don’t drool anymore.