Will weight gain slow with time on Risperidone?

Dear all,

I have been on Risperidone for 3 weeks now on 4mg. Unfortunately, I have put on 9lbs despite maintaining the same eating habits and exercise patterns. Is this just a stage that occurs as the body is getting used to the medication? Will my weight gain rate slow with time?


I am on 1.5 mg and am steady on weight. I did gain a bit but was able to lose it by stepping on the scale everyday and reducing calories.

Risperidone didnt make me gain weight. But its probably individual.

I will not be dishonest. Risperdal is a weight gaining medication, and it is very difficult to lose weight while taking this med. This has been my experience with it - even at a lower dose like 2mg