Developed Gynecomastia From Taking Risperdal?
Risperdal is a treatment that is used in medical cases involving psychological problems such as autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. It has been used by people of all ages and it is most commonly used to minimize the side effects which are common among other medications for similar or related psychological disorders.
But with the many reported benefits of Risperdal, many people who are taking this drug have also experienced numerous negative side effects, including (but not limited to) gynecomastia—a condition in which a male experiences unnatural breast growth.
The creator of this medication, Johnson & Johnson, is now facing a plethora of lawsuits with regards to this nasty side effect. They will have to face fines and penalties because of the improper marketing of the medication, it’s their duty to release accurate information in regards to the side effects of Risperdal, and in the case of Risperdal and Gynecomastia, they failed to do so.
Risperdal for Children
Risperdal was approved by the US FDA to cure schizophrenia in adults. Its manufacturer has also applied that it can also heal children, but it was rejected due to the lack of evidence and clarity on how it can help kids to heal their personality disorder.
But Johnson and Johnson never stopped. They improved this medication by adding substances that can actually help children. And in 2006 to 2007, the additional usage was approved. Risperdal could heal bipolar disorder and autism in children, but not ADHD and dementia.
Despite of the refutation of the FDA by healing ADHD and dementia, Johnson & Johnson and its sister company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, were reported that they illegally sold this medication for this use. It happened in 1994 before the FDA gave its approval for treating psychological disorders.
In the year of 2001, the issues about causing gynecomastia started to spread all over the world.
Risperdal and Gynecomastia: The Worst Side Effect Imaginable
Gynecomastia is an abnormal condition wherein a man or a child starts to develop breasts. A person who has this condition is also subjected to psychological and emotional trauma.
Risperdal is a drug that blocks the activity of dopamine. But when it is blocked, your pituitary gland will start to release prolactin, a hormone that is responsible for stimulating the breast development of a person. It is also responsible for lactation.
Once a person has it, he will begin to produce milk in his mammary glands. He is also prone to pituitary tumors. People who have this condition will have to bear this abnormality for life, unless you will undergo a surgery. And the worst part is you may develop a huge breast on one side of the chest and a flat one on the other.
Is There a Treatment for Gynecomastia?
As mentioned earlier, gynecomastia is a permanent condition unless you will undergo a surgery. You may undergo a liposuction to remove the fats in your chest or you may undergo a chest reconstructive procedure. It might cause you a lot of money, but the aftermath of undergoing such procedure will be worth it.
What to Do If You Have Become a Victim of Risperdal?
Here at Clear Injury, our law firm has a lot of experience representing clients in cases such as the case of Risperdal and Gynecomastia. The same goes for Invega, which is a sister drug of risperdal that is typically prescribed in the same scenarios. If you have developed breast growth while or after taking Risperdal, you may be entitled to fair compensation, our lawyers here at Clear Injury make it our #1 priority to get you the compensation you deserve by way of filing a lawsuit or litigation. We have the experts to get you the outcome you deserve and we won’t charge you a dime for our services unless we succeed in doing so.
Risperdal victims who want to seek justice, give our lawyers a call toll free at (888) 260-9494 ASAP and let’s review the details of your case.