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Re: *Why* would Risperdal help me ╗ Deneb

Posted by Larry Hoover on January 3, 2006, at 10:55:48

In reply to *Why* would Risperdal help me, posted by Deneb on January 2, 2006, at 22:50:03

> Some people here seem to think that 0.75mg of Risperdal helped me, but what I need to know is *why* it would help me.

It's listed at RxList as a tranquilizer.

> I don't consider myself to have ever been truly psychotic. So, why would it help me?
>
> What if it were given to normal healthy people? Would it affect them?

Absolutely. It is a strong medication.

> How would it affect them? (Sorry I'm not up to snuff on all the research like some of you are)

"RISPERDAL« is a selective monoaminergic antagonist with high affinity (Ki of 0.12 to 7.3 nM) for the serotonin Type 2 (5HT2), dopamine Type 2 (D2), 1 and 2 adrenergic, and H1 histaminergic receptors. RISPERDAL« acts as an antagonist at other receptors, but with lower potency. RISPERDAL« has low to moderate affinity (Ki of 47 to 253 nM) for the serotonin 5HT1C, 5HT1D, and 5HT1A receptors, weak affinity (Ki of 620 to 800nM) for the dopamine D1 and haloperidol-sensitive sigma site, and no affinity (when tested at concentrations >10-5 M) for cholinergic muscarinic or ▀1 and ▀2 adrenergic receptors."

Learn about the drug:

http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/risperid.htm

> How do I tell whether it was just me or the drug?

You could listen to all the observers who are trying to advise you. Everybody is saying the same thing.

Or, you could journal. Record every day what drugs you took (if any) and how you felt, whether you thought about certain things (or not), etc.

Or you could listen to people who are objective.

> Would this really mean that I have something similar to people who are psychotic?

No.

> Deneb, weary of anything called an "anti-psychotic"

RxList calls it a tranquilizer.

"Brand Name: RISPERDAL
(or RISPERIDONE)
Generic Name: RISPERIDONE
Drug Class: TRANQUILIZERS "

 

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