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The Florida Risperdal lawyers at Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. are experienced at handling cases of medical disorders resulting from the use of Risperdal.

We Help Victims of Medical Problems from the Use of Risperdal

Risperdal is a type of antipsychotic drug that has been prescribed to patients for a number of different reasons. It is an antipsychotic drug that is approved for use in the treatment of mental disorders including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Risperdal is a prescription medication marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. It was approved for use in the United States by the FDA in 1993.

Off-Label Risperdal Use

Many medications are prescribed for use in the treatment of disorders other than those they were originally created for. Use of Risperdal in this way is called “off-label”. Using drugs in ways other than intended can have serious health implications because the drugs were tested and approved only for specific uses.

Risperdal is a prescription medication that has been common prescribed in the treatment of attention deficit disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, and depression. When medications are used for off-label purposes the necessary research has not been completed to deem them safe. For this reason, they could be dangerous.

Adverse Medical Events Associated with Risperdal

Risperdal is known to have many side effects, some of which may be severe. Long term use of Risperdal is linked to the most severe medical problems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings regarding the use of Risperdal and sighting links in use to many medical problems. As with many drugs, the adverse events may vary greatly from patient to patient. Some patients may experience few medical issues while others may suffer with severe or even life-threatening medical problems.

Some of the most serious reported adverse events reported with Risperdal include:

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Gynecomastia and Risperdal

Cases of Risperdal gynecomastia have been increasing. This medical condition occurs when Risperdal blocks dopamine, which causes the pituitary gland to release prolactin. Prolactin is a hormone that increases milk production and breast development. In men or boys the result may be the growth of breasts which may be one or both.

The treatment of gynecomastia may include surgery or liposuction. In severe cases of breast growth the patient may require a breast reduction surgery or mastectomy to remove the excess tissue and skin.

In addition to the physical problems associated with gynecomastia, patients often suffer emotionally. They may be embarrassed and avoid social settings, reducing their quality of life. Both physical and emotional problems due to the use of Risperdal may be long-lasting. Even after treatment, the patient may be physically and emotionally scarred.

Movement Disorders Caused By Risperdal

Some serious movement disorders have been noted in patients who took Risperdal. These medical conditions may be persist even once the patient has stopped taking Risperdal. Movement disorders are also called extrapyramidal symptoms and although they were more prevalent with older types of medications, the conditions are still being reported in some patients.

Movement disorders may include:

Medical Treatment for Risperdal Problems

It is important that you call your doctor or visit a healthcare facility if you experience any symptoms or conditions that could have been caused by Risperdal. Since some of these conditions may be very serious, do not delay in seeking immediate medical treatment. Don’t stop taking any of your prescribed medications until you talk to your doctor. Some medications may be a necessary part of your medical treatment and a substitute drug may be required.

The lawyers at Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. are experienced in handling cases of Risperdal injury and wrongful death. If you or a family member has suffered adverse medical effects as a result of taking Risperdal you may be entitled to compensation. In addition to medical expenses, you may also be compensated for lost wages, future medical costs, emotional damage and pain and suffering.

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