Risperdal Can Lead to Numerous Side Effects

by Staff Blogger | May 20th, 2014

Medications can be an extremely effective way to treat medical conditions, but sometimes side effects can lead to drug injuries. One drug that has been linked to a number of health conditions is Risperdal.

The medication is prescribed to treat certain mental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia, but the list of Risperdal side effects is extensive. Some patients have reported abnormal weight gain due to increased appetite caused by the drug and others have stated use of the medication has resulted in involuntary movements in their bodies and limbs.

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative says one of the more devastating results of using Risperdal is the development of a condition known as gynecomastia. This occurs when adolescent male patients develop abnormally large breasts because of hormonal changes the drug can cause.

Since the discovery of these side effects, warnings have been placed on the labels of the product, but many individuals were affected prior to the updates being made. These patients may be entitled to compensation for damages the drug caused.

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, our drug injury attorneys are here to answer your questions. If you or a loved one have been harmed by a medication, call us today at (800) 210-8503 or fill out a free online consultation form on our website to see what we can do for you.