Risperdal Hidden Problems

Risperdal Hidden Problems

To understand why Risperdal can mask certain symptoms of illness or medical conditions, it’s important to first understand how the drug works. Essentially, Risperdal works by limiting the communication of nerves in the brain, such as the neurotransmitter called dopamine.

The loss of dopamine negatively affects the nerves and muscles controlling movement and coordination, and can also impair efficient information processing in the brain, facilitating problems with memory and concentration.

As a result, patients are less likely to be able to recognize symptoms that may be the harbinger of a serious medical condition or incident. The following is a list of common side effects of Risperdal:

• Low blood pressure
• Rapid heartbeat
• Sedation
• Drowsiness

Unfortunately, these hidden problems are common indicators for a variety of different conditions, including drug overdose, intestinal blockage and Reye’s Syndrome. The potential for Risperdal to mask other problems is a very real danger for patients, and the failure of a doctor to effectively diagnose the problem could prove the difference between life and death. If you feel there has been a misdiagnosis in your medical history and/or a potential instance of malpractice, seek legal counsel as soon as possible.

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