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I am tapering liquid Risperdal and  am trying to make a smaller cut than .01mg at a time. I am currently at 1.10mg. This is what I usually do:

1. Measure out 1 mg with a 2 ml syringe and at it to 1/2 cup water per directions from medication insert

2. Measure out .10ml with a .50 ml syringe (1ml of liquid = 1mg of Risperidone)

3. Stir then drink right away

Is there a way that I can measure out an amount of liquid and then pull an amount that will give me a .005ml/mg cut? If so, can anyone provide he water to drug ratio as to how to go about making a cut this tiny? the smallest cut I can make with the .50ml syringe is a .01ml.

Thank you all for your help!!

Sept 2007 .25mg Risperdal,  300mg Trileptal
March 2008 - 2011  Risperdal,  Klonopin,  Trileptal (various doses)
July 2013 - May 2015  Saphris, Risperdal,  Klonopin, Trileptal (various doses)
Jan 2016 Spent year tapering off 10mg Saphris
Jan 2017 Started Risperdal taper at 1.10mg , .50mg Klonopin, 900mg TrileptalStarted to hold Risperdal at 1.10mg in June, .50mg Klonopin,  Beginning of Oct started rapid taper of Trileptal due to life-threateningly low blood sodium levels.
Feb 2018 1.10mg Risperdal, .50mg Klonopin, 337.5mg Trileptal
March 2018 Trileptal Free, April 2018 started Klonopin Taper finished Dec 1st 2018
Jan 2019 Restarted Risperdal taper, finished taper July 3rd. First day of being drug free in 12 years on the 4th of July 2019 (Independence Day 😊 )

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If you make your solution with twice the amount of water, ie 1 cup, then your solution will be 1/2 the strength, ie 1ml of liquid would = 0.5mg Risperidone

 

The other option would be to measure out 0.5ml Risperidone with the syringe and add it to 1/2 cup water.  This also would be 1/2 the strength as above.

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Thank you ChessieCat. So if my full dose id 1.10mg added to half a cup of water and I normally drink the whole thing how much would I remove to get a .005mg cut? Usually when I make a cut I just put .01mg less in the water before drinking it but I can"t measure that out with the syringe I have as a .01mg cut is the smallest I can go. Would it be best to put the .01mg cut in a small, measured amount of liquid and then remove half of it? So, .01mg in 1 tablespoon water and only drink 1/2 teaspoon? I was thinking that this would be the correct way to do the .005mg cut but my brain is so foggy and I've never been great at math :( My husband who has a minor in mathematics in college said to do it this way but I'm so paranoid of making a mistake!

Sept 2007 .25mg Risperdal,  300mg Trileptal
March 2008 - 2011  Risperdal,  Klonopin,  Trileptal (various doses)
July 2013 - May 2015  Saphris, Risperdal,  Klonopin, Trileptal (various doses)
Jan 2016 Spent year tapering off 10mg Saphris
Jan 2017 Started Risperdal taper at 1.10mg , .50mg Klonopin, 900mg TrileptalStarted to hold Risperdal at 1.10mg in June, .50mg Klonopin,  Beginning of Oct started rapid taper of Trileptal due to life-threateningly low blood sodium levels.
Feb 2018 1.10mg Risperdal, .50mg Klonopin, 337.5mg Trileptal
March 2018 Trileptal Free, April 2018 started Klonopin Taper finished Dec 1st 2018
Jan 2019 Restarted Risperdal taper, finished taper July 3rd. First day of being drug free in 12 years on the 4th of July 2019 (Independence Day 😊 )

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I'm going to have to ask for the other mods help with this one.  Your husband probably has it right but it sure doesn't hurt to get it double checked.

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ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

My tapering program                                      My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

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Hi WW,

 

One of the other mods has looked at your husband's method and responded:   "Yes, that would be a good way to do it."

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ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering Oct 2015  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

My tapering program                                      My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

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Thank you CC. And thank you to the other mod :)

Sept 2007 .25mg Risperdal,  300mg Trileptal
March 2008 - 2011  Risperdal,  Klonopin,  Trileptal (various doses)
July 2013 - May 2015  Saphris, Risperdal,  Klonopin, Trileptal (various doses)
Jan 2016 Spent year tapering off 10mg Saphris
Jan 2017 Started Risperdal taper at 1.10mg , .50mg Klonopin, 900mg TrileptalStarted to hold Risperdal at 1.10mg in June, .50mg Klonopin,  Beginning of Oct started rapid taper of Trileptal due to life-threateningly low blood sodium levels.
Feb 2018 1.10mg Risperdal, .50mg Klonopin, 337.5mg Trileptal
March 2018 Trileptal Free, April 2018 started Klonopin Taper finished Dec 1st 2018
Jan 2019 Restarted Risperdal taper, finished taper July 3rd. First day of being drug free in 12 years on the 4th of July 2019 (Independence Day 😊 )

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