you will need to keep taking Risperdal until your doctor tells you to stop
Your Medicine is called Risperidone
British National Health Service leaflet, 2007.

Medicines ~ Information       NHS         Your Medicine is called Risperidone       Pronounced "ris-perry-done"
Risperidone for Psychotic Disturbances
Lots of children, teenagers and young people need to take medicines prescribed by doctors to help them stay well and healthy. People take medicines for many different reasons and some medicines can be used for more than one reason.
What does risperidone look like?     Your risperidone may be small tablets that you swallow or it may be tablets that dissolve on your tongue. Or it may be a very small amount of liquid medicine to swallow.
If you find it hard to swallow tablets or medicine try taking it with a cold drink, or talk to your doctor.
How do I take risperidone?     Risperidone is taken once or twice a day. If you are just taking it once a day, it is good to take risperidone at bedtime, as it can make some people feel sleepy.
Why am I taking risperidone?     It can help if you are having thoughts that leave you feeling frightened or confused, or if you are hearing upsetting or annoying voices when nobody is there. It can also help if you are worried or frightened, or confused, and if you are finding it hard to concentrate on doing normal everyday tasks.
What does risperidone do?     It works in the brain to help you feel calm, and not feel anxious or worried or confused.
Are there any other effects?     When you first start taking risperidone it may make you feel a bit dizzy and tired, but this should wear off.
How long do I need to take risperidone for?     You will need to keep taking risperidone until your doctor tells you to stop. It helps to keep you well, so you should keep taking it even if you feel better.
If you have any questions or worries about medicines talk to your parent, an adult, your doctor or a pharmacist.
Please refer to the manufacturer's patient information leaflet that comes with your medicine for more information and the full list of side effects and precautions.
This leaflet gives you some information about this medicine. It does not replace the expertise or judgement of a doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It is not a manufacturer's patient information leaflet and is not to be taken as a substitute for, or an endorsement of, the manufacturer's information or advice in respect of any medicine referred to in this leaflet. You might find more information in other leaflets or books, or on the internet but remember, the internet is not always accurate.
Whilst every care has been taken in the compilation of this leaflet, CNWL is not responsible for any loss or damage howsoever caused as a result of any inaccuracy or error contained in this leaflet, including (for the avoidance of doubt) in relation to breach of contract, misrepresentation or negligence whether of CNWL or any other person; but nothing in this leaflet shall exclude or restrict liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence.
The information given in this leaflet is current as at the publication date.
This leaflet has been written by Central and North West London Mental Health NHS Trust, Pharmacy Department, Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London, NW1 7QY         Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust         Publication Number: CNWL/MMC006         Publication Date: September 2007         Copyright 2007
Central and North West London NHS Trust email correspondence
regarding NHS children's leaflets posted at

From: Eccles Sue (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust)
Date: Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 11:53 AM
Subject: Our Patient Information Leaflets

I have been informed that you are using our leaflets on your web-site. Whilst I think your intention is to draw attention to the material which is available for patients and their parents/carers (I have read your end-piece about copyright) you have nevertheless uploaded the whole text of our leaflet. Could I please request that you amend the site so that it is no longer possible to access the whole leaflet -- the front page and our contact details would be appropriate. I'm sure you appreciate that the only way that we will be able to produce more materials for patient benefit is by recouping the cost from other organisations which want to use them -- our objective is provide written materials to support the verbal counselling given by healthcare professionals -- they are not meant to stand alone as sources of information. We charge a reasonable fee for full access to all the children's leaflets and so it not in our interest, or necessarily, patients and parents to have access to them on your website without the professional support intended.

I hope this explanation makes sense to you and that you will amend your site quickly. I would appreciate your response and compliance with this request as soon as possible.

Sue Eccles
Deputy Chief Pharmacist
Central and North West London NHS Trust
Greater London House
Hampstead Road
Tel. 020 3214 5898

Dr. Bonkers responds:
We posted the NHS leaflets to stimulate public scrutiny of your agency.   We call upon the NHS to stop promoting harmful psychotropic drugs for children.   In a spirit of full disclosure and transparency, we have now posted your letter as well.

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