Clonidine vs Risperidone

Clonidine
(Rx)
Risperidone
(Rx)
Clonidine is a high blood pressure medication.
Risperidone is a bipolar medication and a psychosis medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.3
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
4.7
Concern level
1.5
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
1.9
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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August 18, 2009
June 30, 2008
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
60,919 Discussions
29,616 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for ADHD
#4 for Addiction
#5 for Insomnia
#7 for Depression
#8 for RLS
#9 for Sweating
#10 for Tics
#11 for Hot Flashes
#12 for Flushing
#13 for Sleep Disorders
#15 for Diarrhea
#16 for ADD
Clonidine is prescribed for Withdrawal Symptoms, Anxiety, ADHD, High Blood Pressure and Tics and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that some patients take it for Depression, RLS, Sweating and Insomnia, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Psychosis
#5 for Schizophrenia
#6 for ADHD
#7 for OCD
#8 for Anger
#9 for Paranoia
#10 for Hallucinations
#11 for Autism
#12 for Mania
#13 for Aggression
#14 for Rage
#15 for Tics
Risperidone is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression, Psychosis, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Anger, Hallucinations, Autism and Mania and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for ADHD, OCD and Paranoia, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Clo
Drowsiness
2
Nausea
2
Weight Gain
1
Dry Mouth
1
Tachycardia
1
Burning
1
Palpitations
1
Psychosis
1
Weight Loss
1
Grogginess
1
Ris
Weight Gain
10
Tiredness
4
Weight Loss
2
Diabetes
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Headaches
1
Seizures
1
Suicide
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Weakness
1
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Clonidine
Clo
Risperidone
Ris
Drowsiness
Clo
Ris
2
0
Nausea
Clo
Ris
2
0
Weight Gain
Clo
Ris
1
10
Dry Mouth
Clo
Ris
1
0
Tachycardia
Clo
Ris
1
0
Burning
Clo
Ris
1
0
Palpitations
Clo
Ris
1
0
Psychosis
Clo
Ris
1
0
Weight Loss
Clo
Ris
1
2
Grogginess
Clo
Ris
1
0
Weight Gain
Ris
Clo
10
1
Tiredness
Ris
Clo
4
0
Weight Loss
Ris
Clo
2
1
Diabetes
Ris
Clo
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Ris
Clo
1
0
Headaches
Ris
Clo
1
0
Seizures
Ris
Clo
1
0
Suicide
Ris
Clo
1
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Ris
Clo
1
0
Weakness
Ris
Clo
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Clonidine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Risperidone during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Clonidine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Risperidone and alcohol.
Method of use
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Transdermal Patch
Pill
Dosages
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: 0.1 mg/24hr, 0.2 mg/24hr, 0.3 mg/24hr
Patch: 0.1 mg/24 hr, 0.2 mg/24 hr, 0.3 mg/24 hr
Tablet: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg, 4 mg
Solution: 1 mg/mL
Syringe: 1 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Clonidine
Risperidone
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Clonidine and Risperidone: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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