Risperdal Drug Side Effects and Attorneys
Gynecomastia is a condition where men develop women like breasts, and one of the causes could be the use of a medication called Risperdal. This medication is a strong second generation Antipsychotic. Risperdal and its sister drug Invega have the side effect of giving men women like breasts.
This side effect can cause severe phycological damage and bring about physical damage and emotional stress in a man. Presently gynecomastia in boys can be seen at a very early stage. These medications are given to boys who have schizophrenia and a limited number of autism disorders. However, due to the side effects of developing man boobs the user can suffer from bullying, being ridiculed in public and become a social outcast.
If you or a male in your family is suffering from Gynecomastia due to the use of Risperdal you should consider speaking to a lawyer. These drugs two drugs are often prescribed and promoted to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), insomnia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children, behavioral disorders, psychosis, aggression, and agitation.
However, the maker of these drugs are having numerous lawsuits filed against them as the use of these two drugs have caused many of the following conditions:
stroke, mini-stroke, aneurysm
neuroleptic malignant syndrome
The FDA has asked the manufacturer to use Black box labeling on the packaging of these two drugs that show the potential fatal side effects it can have on users. The Black Box warning indicates the serious side effects and that the patient will be risking their life by using the drug. Using this drug can cause the issues mentioned above or even death.
Despite all this Risperdal and Invega were two of the most popular and best-selling antipsychotic drug a few years back in the United States.
For the past year however, the manufacturer has been on the hot seat with hundreds if not thousands of lawsuits being filed against them because of the serious side effects and health problems that were caused to patients who used Risperdal and Invega.
If you or someone you know are suffering or have been suffering from the serious side effects of using these drugs, you should contact an Attorney, who specializes in lawsuits regarding Risperdal.