Tag: risperidone

April 2017
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Features / Deep Dive

Autism’s drug problem

by  /  19 April 2017

Many people on the spectrum take multiple medications — which can lead to serious side effects and may not even be effective.

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Pill plot: Medications can ease irritability, aggression and other challenging behaviors in children with autism, but they have side effects.TongRo Images     
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Children with autism may forego behavioral therapy for meds

by  /  10 April 2017

Many children with autism who take antipsychotic medications do not receive behavioral therapy.

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November 2016
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Controversial autism drug gets ambitious new trial

by  /  28 November 2016

The makers of a drug designed to correct an enzyme shortage seen in some children with autism are moving to test it in children with autism who do not have that deficiency.

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October 2016
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Side effects of meds weigh heavily on children with autism

by  /  12 October 2016

A sweeping study of military health records reveals that children who take drugs to ease autism features are at risk for obesity-related conditions.

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September 2016
Double dose: Adding a second medication to a treatment for irritability may curb unwelcome weight gain in children with autism.Image Source / Getty Images
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Diabetes drug slows weight gain in some children with autism

by  /  28 September 2016

Metformin can reverse weight gain in children with autism who take antipsychotic medications.

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November 2015
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News / Spotted

CRISPR’s climb; spotlight on sexism; aging with autism

by  /  13 November 2015

Controversy continues to swirl around CRISPR, sexism in science receives much-needed attention on social media, and adults with autism fear the future.

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August 2015
Drug dilemma: Risperdal is one of only two drugs approved to treat children with autism, but it carries serious side effects.
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Pharma company may have downplayed side effects of autism drug

by  /  20 August 2015

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the leading manufacturer of the widely used autism drug risperidone, omitted data on the drug’s side effects from a 2003 study, according to evidence presented during a lawsuit against the company.

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December 2014
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Opinion

Risperidone has no effect on core symptoms of autism

by  /  9 December 2014

Risperidone can ease irritability in people with autism, but has no effect on repetitive behaviors, social impairments or communication deficits, according to a study published 19 November.

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July 2014
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Opinion

Wealthy nations dole out big doses of autism drugs

by  /  8 July 2014

Doctors in European countries prescribe more medications to people with autism than do doctors in Asian countries, reports a study of 30 countries, published 3 June in Autism Research.

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June 2014
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Opinion / Viewpoint

How to evaluate new medications for autism

by  /  10 June 2014

There are no available medications for treating autism’s core symptoms, but there are several candidates in clinical trials. Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele describes the factors researchers must take into account when developing drugs for the disorder.

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