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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Rene | 2018/07/13

Q.

Risperdal 0.5mg, daugther figting all the time.

Good day Dr. Please help me my daughter is 9 years old and using Risperdal 0.5mg 2 tablets, but everyday she is fighting with me. Every morning she is fighting before leaving for school and afternoon also fighting. It is a nightmare at home. Is the doses too light for her. Please advise. Thanks Dr.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2018/07/19

Risperdal is a medicine that is well known to have many side effects and sometimes it is difficult to know if behavioural changes are due to the medicine or to the original problem. The Risperdal dose is correct as the starting dose for her, but she may require a higher dose to control her aggressive behaviour. In any case it is essential to speak to the prescribing doctor and to discuss what needs to be done. You cannot be expected to go on having to deal with your daughter's aggression.

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