A question about risperdral Consta 35.75

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by therese005us, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. therese005us

    therese005us New Member

    Just wondering if anyone has a child on this dosage, and what else? I do wonder if some other calmer might help DS19 with anxiety/depression or would that counter affect the medication/needle?

    Of course, smoking dope doesn't help, does it?

    Thanks in advance
  2. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    Trish, I'm not sure I understand your question.

    Risperdal is an atypical antipsychotic. It treats hallucinations and delusions and also calms rages and anxiety. In the US for children, it is typically dosed in tablet form in increments of 0.25 mg increments. So a child might take 0.25 mg twice a day or 0.5 mg twice a day. Somewhere in that ballpark. Are you talking about the injectable version?

    And yes, smoking pot would definitely counteract the positive effects of taking Risperdal.
  3. therese005us

    therese005us New Member

    Yes, DS is taking injection every two weeks. Just wondered whether anything else might be subscribed for him as he says he needs the dope to help him calm down and de stress.