Risperdal® is an antipsychotic 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 that causes young males to develop breasts.
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Side Effects of Risperdal
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.
Studies show that side effects of Risperdal® may include the following:
- Swollen Breast Tissue
- Tenderness in the Breast
- Pain in the Breast
- Nipple Discharge
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, our skilled advocates are here to help.
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Have There Been Risperdal Lawsuits?
More than 420 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson and their subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceutical, 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.
Affected by Risperdal? Contact Our Drug Injury Lawyers!
Our team understands the severity of this drug’s side effects, and we are ready to fight for the maximum amount of compensation available to the victims we represent in Risperdal lawsuits. When you come to us, you can be confident knowing we are committed to protecting you. If you or a loved one have been dealing with gynecomastia or other side effects after taking Risperdal, contact our Kansas City drug injury attorneys for a free consultation of your claim. There is no obligation to proceed and the consultation is completely confidential.
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