Risperdal® is an anti-psychotic medication that has been linked to serious side effects in young men and boys. Risperdal® is often used in the treatment of ADHD, schizophrenia, autism, and bipolar disorder in adolescents and adults. Studies have indicated that use of Risperdal® may increase the production of the hormone prolactin causing gynecomastia, a condition in which young males develop female breasts.
Symptoms of gynecomastia include swollen breast tissue, tenderness in the breast, pain in the breast, and nipple discharge from one or both breasts.
Have you suffered unwanted side effects from taking the drug Risperdal®?
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In 2006, Risperdal® was approved of for the treatment of children with schizophrenia, autism, and bipolar disorder.
That same year a study was published by the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology showing the adults and adolescents treated with risperidone, the active ingredient in Risperdal®, may have excessive levels of prolactin, a hormone responsible for gynecomastia, male breast enlargement.
A subsequent publication by the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology revealed that several studies showed elevated prolactin levels in children and adolescents taking risperidone with persistent elevation up to two years with adverse effects ranging from gynecomastia, galactorrhea, and sexual dysfunction.
More than 420 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson and their subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceutica, the maker of Risperdal® for serious personal injuries. Since 2012, Johnson & Johnson has settled certain claims involving Risperdal® and gynecomastia.
In November 2013, Risperdal’s manufacturer Johnson & Johnson agreed to a $2.2 billion settlement over the fraudulent claims the manufacturer made in the marketing of Risperdal; those affected by the drug continue to file lawsuits because of the injuries it caused them.
If you or your son were prescribed Risperdal® resulting in temporary or permanent health side effects such as gynecomastia, contact the pharmaceutical litigation lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. for a free consultation of your claim.
Our team understands the severity of this drug’s side effects, and we will always fight for the maximum amount of compensation available to the victims we represent in Risperdal lawsuits. We are committed to protecting you.
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