Side effects of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal may include cellulitis, a severe bacterial skin infection. This condition spreads rapidly and presents as swollen, red areas of skin that feel hot and tender. Skin on the lower legs is most commonly affected, though Risperdal Cellulitis can occur anywhere on the body.
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Symptoms of Cellulitis
If left untreated, the spreading infection caused by Risperdal-induced cellulitis can quickly become life-threatening. This is why it is important that you seek immediate medical attention if you start to develop any of the following symptoms after taking Risperdal:
Antibiotic drugs are typically the first line of treatment for Risperdal users diagnosed with cellulitis. If the infection is mild, the patient may be able to take antibiotic pills at home. If the infection is severe, antibiotics may need to be administered intravenously in a hospital setting.
It is critical that cellulitis be treated promptly, as the bacteria can spread though the body and cause sepsis, a whole-body systemic inflammation. Sepsis can be fatal. Cellulitis on the face can travel to the brain and cause meningitis. Cellulitis can also cause other serious problems such as blood clots in the brain (thrombophlebitis).
Risperdal Side Effects
In addition to having the potential to cause cellulitis, Risperdal has also been linked to the following serious side effects:
- Production of prolactin
- Pituitary tumors
- Tardive Dyskinesia
- Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)
- Increased risk of sudden death from heart attack
- Diabetes, hyperglycemia and other blood sugar side effects
- Weight gain, potentially rapid and extreme
- Suicide, suicidal thoughts
- Bone loss
- Increased mortality in the elderly with dementia and related psychosis
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