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Risperdal Lawsuits – Side Effect Claims & Class Actions

Known generically as risperidone, Risperdal is an anti-psychotic drug manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a unit of Johnson & Johnson. Risperdal was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1993 for the treatment of schizophrenia. Later, the drug was approved to treat bi-polar disorder and irritability in patients with autism.*

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology in 2006 documented hormone level changes in patients consuming Risperdal. The researchers found a significant increase in the presence of the hormone prolactin, a protein essential to milk production. With higher levels of prolactin in the body, the researchers noted that the hormone could trigger an increase in development of breast tissue, a condition called gynecomastia.

The study, Risperidone-induced symptomatic hyperprolactinaemia in adolescents, advised that caution be used when prescribing Risperdal to adolescent patients.

Risperdal & Male Breast Growth

The consumption of Risperdal increases production of the hormone prolactin, which in turn, prompts breast tissue development, especially in adolescent male patients. An increase in breast tissue development is known medically as gynecomastia.

For some male Risperdal patients with gynecomastia, the physical changes result in psychological distress. Reversing the effects of gynecomastia often requires either liposuction or surgery.

Carey Danis & Lowe is Here to Help

Carey Danis & Lowe is a national law firm based in St. Louis that represents victims of defective drugs, including Risperdal. If you or someone you love took Risperdal or had Invega injections, and developed gynecomastia, Carey Danis & Lowe is available to assist you in seeking legal recourse.

Discuss your case and legal options with a Carey Danis & Lowe Risperdal lawyer. Our initial consultations are free.

Carey Danis & Lowe Risperdal lawyers are highly experienced in handling personal injury claims and pharmaceutical litigation involving defective drugs. We work closely with our on-staff team of medical experts and our clients to develop strong cases.

Contact us regarding Breast enlargement affecting male adolescents, or men during of after taking Risperdal, or Invega injections. For assistance with filing a Risperdal lawsuit, contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim.

*We are no longer actively seeking new Risperdal cases. We will continue to work on cases that are already in our office as well as take cases referred to us by attorneys and physicians in the future.

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