Risperidone is a second generation antipsychotic. Hypertension is seen with clozapine, olanzapine and ziprasidone whereas it is rare with risperidone. Acute hypertension is dose related, occurring during early stages of risperidone therapy. Adverse drug reaction (ADR) monitoring is warranted. On admission the patient had a blood pressure of 130/80 mmHg. On 10th day of risperidone treatment blood pressure increased to 150/90 mmHg and remained high for 1 month even after stopping the drug and thereafter returned back to normal. Increased blood pressure was accompanied by tachycardia. Risperidone has a potential to cause hypertension in early phase of treatment. Therefore, regular monitoring of cardiovascular parameters is necessary in patients on risperidone.
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