Risperdal® is a drug that has been on the market since 1994 and is approved to treat schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, and irritability associated with Autism. Invega is another drug that has the same chemical make-up as Risperdal®, but which was released under a different name when Risperdal® went off patent in 2008. Both drugs are used to treat similar things, and both have been known to cause the same injuries.
While Risperdal® is approved to treat the above issues, it has been prescribed heavily for off-label use, including for ADHD, PTSD, and as a sleep aid to patients taking other drugs.
Problems Associated with Risperdal®
Studies have shown that Risperdal® can cause hyperprolactinemia leading to gynecosmastia, or enlarged breasts, in men. Risperdal® is not the only antipsychotic that can cause gynecomastia, but Risperdal® has the strongest link of 70%.
How do I know if I have a case:
McDivitt Law Firm is currently taking clients who have experienced complications due to Risperdal®, particularly pre-teen males and females or males and females in their early 20s who:
- Developed gynecomastia while taking Risperdal®
- Used Risperdal® prior to 2009
- Were prescribed Risperdal® for off-label use, such as for ADHD
- Had breast reduction surgery as a result of developing gynecomastia
If you or someone you know has suffered injuries as a result of taking Risperdal®, call McDivitt Law Firm today for a free consultation at 877-846-4878, or fill out a free case evaluation form.