Risperdal is an oral antipsychotic drug often used to treat severe mood disorders like schizophrenia and manic bipolar disorder. It is sometimes used with antidepressants to control depression. Although an effective medication for psychiatric disorders, Risperdal may be linked to breast development in boys, a condition also known as gynecomastia.
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Risperdal may increase the levels of prolactin in young boys. This hormone stimulates breast development in women. Increased levels in boys can stimulate their breast development, leading them to experience breast growth, pain, and nipple discharge.
Breast development in young boys can lead to severe psychological trauma and may require liposuction or a mastectomy to return the male chest to its normal appearance.
Risperdal can cause other severe side effects, such as excessive weight gain and diabetes.
Claims against Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen unit involving Risperdal include that Johnson & Johnson:
At The Gilbert Law Group, our attorneys are committed to fighting for the victims of this defective drug. When you seek treatment for your child, you never expect the prescribed drugs to have such egregious side effects.
If your child has suffered male breast growth from Risperdal, you may have a legal case against Johnson & Johnson to collect compensation for:
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