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Risperdal (risperidone) is an antipsychotic approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1993 for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults.  In 2006 and 2007, the FDA approved additional uses for Risperdal including schizophrenia in children, bipolar disorder in adults and children and behavioral disorders caused by autism in children.

Side effects of Risperdal can include abdominal agitation, aggression ,pain, vomiting, dry mouth, anxiety,  nasal inflammation, lack of coordination, dizziness, chest pain, weight gain, rapid heartbeat, fainting, seizures, trouble swallowing, vision problems, tremors, lethargy, joint pain, respiratory infection, impotence, heavy menstruation, and many others.For more information about the Risperdal effect, you can also search Risperdal gynecomastia online.

There is even one more serious side effect of Risperdal is a stroke. Risperdal-related strikes have killed 16 people and injured many others. Also, Risperdal has been shown to cause Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS). NMS is a syndrome that causes respiratory failure, myoglobinuric renal failure, cardiovascular collapse, rhabdomyolysis, and seizures, diffuse intravascular coagulation and is sometimes fatal.

One of the challenges with many drug candidates for children is that parents are reluctant to have a drug tested on their children. While patients may have been aware of the above side effects of Risperdal, they were not warned of all Risperdal side effects, such as the link between Risperdal and gynecomastia. You can click here to get more information about the side effects of Risperdal.

Who Can File A Risperdal Lawsuit?

Anybody who developed severe side effects after taking the drug can file a lawsuit.

Risperdal’s severe side effects:

  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Feminization
  • Abnormal breast growth
  • Juvenile diabetes

Finding a Risperdal Lawyer

Lawyers have already helped hundreds of families affected by Risperdal side effects and are here to discuss your case. Our legal experts can let you know if you qualify for a claim and how much time remains to take any action. They can also give a Risperdal settlement update and handle your case at no cost unless you get an award.

Xavier Chung