Risperidone And Its Ayurvedic Alternative


Risperidone is a medication administered in various mental and nervous disorders. It is administered orally in the form of tablets and is available with prescription only. It belongs to the antipsychotic category of drugs and has many side effects. This article describes what Risperidone is, in which conditions it is prescribed and in which it is contraindicated, what are its uses and what are the side effects, and how severe can the side effects be. Reviews from people who have used Risperidone have been included. As an alternative, herbal remedies from planet ayurveda are suggested for mental and nervous disorders.


Risperidone, also known by the name ‘Risperdal’ is an atypical antipsychotic drug used for various nervous and mental disorders and their psychotic symptoms. It is most commonly used for treatment of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis associated with schizophrenia and even irritability and mood swings. It is prescribed with the purpose to restore normal brain function. It is usually used as an oral medication, but sometimes it can also be injected into muscles. The oral or liquid form of the medication is advised to be taken in a specific amount with 100 ml of water, juice, skimmed or low fat milk, or coffee. A fresh solution has to be prepared every time. The exact amount of the medication depends on the person’s medical condition and symptoms, age, any other ongoing medications and response to treatments. Usually a low dose is advised at first and it is gradually increased.

What are its Precautions and Side Effects?

Antipsychotic medications are basically tranquilizers with a great sedative effect. The prescription of antipsychotic drugs alone doesn’t ensure relief. People on such medications need constant supervision because they can cause harm to themselves as well as to people around them. There are many precautions that need to be followed while using such drugs.

This medication can cause and trigger allergic reactions and serious problems if administered to people with medical history of diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, epilepsy, respiratory disorders, sleep abnormalities, dementia, blood count abnormalities and Parkinson’s disease. Risperidone can affect the normal heart rhythm by affecting how long the ventricles take to relax and get back to work again between two consecutive heartbeats. It can make the heart rate abnormally fast or irregular which is itself a serious condition. This complication also increases with lower than normal concentration of certain dietary minerals in the body.

Risperidone reduces or even turns off sweating and causes the body to heat up and retain the heat. An overheated body caused by Risperidone has symptoms like persistent fever, headache, mood changes, dizziness and diarrhea; and needs immediate medical care.

f Risperidone is taken during pregnancy, the baby can have stiffness and shakiness in its muscles, continuous crying, drowsiness and breathing difficulties, inability to take feed, etc. The medication if taken by lactating mothers also passes on to the feeding infant through breast milk.


Some people who have used this medication have been kind enough to post reviews about their experiences [1], which can be summarized below:

  • Even a low dose makes you dizzy all the time and unable to stand up.
  • Extreme nausea is felt.
  • The person is unable to carry on daily activities. 
  • It causes some people to hear sounds that aren’t actually there. 
  • It becomes less effective over time and dose needs to be increased. 
  • It causes migraines in some people. 
  • Severe acne, hair loss and soreness of the face have also been reported.
  • It causes dehydration. 
  • Irritation in the eyes, the eyelids and the eyebrows has also been experienced. 
  • Excess weight gain in some people. 
  • Hunger pangs and lack of motivation. 
  • Suicidal thoughts in some people. 
  • It causes severe hormonal disturbance in both men and women.
  • Women missed their periods and started lactating even when not pregnant. 
  • Loss of personality and confidence in many people. 
  • Loss of emotions and empathy.
  • It is reported to be extremely addictive. 
  • Some people start bed wetting. 
  • Many people have advised others to never take this medication. 

Are there any alternatives?

Yes, thankfully there are alternative treatments in ayurveda. Ayurvedic preparations tend to have zero or minimal side effects. Also, these medications never cause imbalances of hormones or chemicals in the body.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda for Nervous and Mental Disorders

Planet Ayurveda manufactures pure herbal formulations that are used as medications and tonics worldwide. These formulations are carefully sourced from authentic texts on Ayurveda written in ancient India thousands of years ago. The formulations are chemical free and additive free and thus safe for consumption by people of all ages and individual conditions. The products are suitable for people with all dietary preferences and restrictions since these are completely plant-based, halal and completely organic. A combination has been created by experts at Planet Ayurveda for ayurvedic management of nervous and mental disorders.

Product List

  1. Brahmi Capsules
  2. Ashwagandha Capsules 
  3. Neuroplan Syrup 
  4. Unmad Gaj kesari Ras Tablets

Product Description

1. Brahmi Capsules

Pure herbal capsules consisting of Water Hyssop (Bacopa monnieri) are excellent remedies for the brain and its disorders. It also prevents and relieves all side effects caused by other medications.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

these pure herbal capsules made of pure Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) are excellent for relieving nervous breakdown and abnormalities. Ashwagandha is one of the most powerful multi beneficial herbs.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals. 

3. Neuroplan Syrup 

it is a poly-herbal formulation consisting of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica), etc. especially created for restoring nerve and brain health. It is also capable of balancing hormonal imbalances. 

Dosage: 2 tsp daily after meals. 

4. Unmad Gaj kesari Ras Tablets

It is an herbal formulation of heavy metals carefully prepared with herb juices. It includes purified extracts of mercury, sulphur, sulphides of arsenic, etc. and herbal decoctions. It is then made into pills or tablets of 250 mg. 

Dosage: 1 tablet twice a day to be chewed with ghee after meals.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030 Or Check Website – www.PlanetAyurveda.com


In modern medicine all illnesses are treated based on symptoms, that’s why the modern medications are extremely powerful and they not only reduce symptoms of just one illness but also decrease the positive symptoms. In case of mental illnesses modern medicine proves to be extremely harmful because the list of side effects and complications can be found to be longer than the list of uses and benefits. It is recommended that in case of mental illnesses only naturally formulated medications be used, since they are less powerful and do not harm anyone. They are just tonics which we are using as medicines. Herbal remedies are always better than other medications because we don’t want to get side effects at the cost of mental health. 



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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.