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Recent reports show that various anti-psychotic medications, such as Risperdal and Invega, are causing men to develop gynecomastia, a disorder that causes the breast tissue to grow in men. Additionally, although the two medications are designed to treat individuals who suffer from schizophrenia and other mental disorders, both medications can cause serious psychological and emotional damages.
If you have developed abnormal physical or mental side effects after taking Risperdal or Invega, contact our National mass tort lawyers at The Carlson Law Firm right away. We can fight to protect your rights and your future.
What is Risperdal?
Risperdal, a brand name for the drug risperidone, is a medication used to treat patients suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritability that derives from autism. The drug can be taken by mouth or by injection. Recent reports have proven that when this drug is taken by young boys or men the levels of prolactin, a hormone which causes breast growth in women, increase exponentially, causing male consumers to develop breasts that resemble the breasts of a woman.
Additionally, a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology states that this drug, when administered to young men or male adolescents, can also delay puberty. As a result, physicians should be extremely cautious when prescribing such medication to adolescents or children. If you or someone you love was affected by Risperdal, our Risperdal lawsuit attorneys may be able to help you pursue monetary compensation for the harm or side effects that have occurred due to the consumption of this medication.
What is Invega?
Invega, which is made with the primary active metabolite paliperidone, is a drug used to treat people suffering from schizoaffective disorder, bipolar mania, and schizophrenia. Similarly, many physicians have prescribed this medication to treat individuals diagnosed with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Like Risperdal, this drug can be taken by injection or by mouth, and has the potential to cause serious side effects such as the development of breasts in male consumers.
Reports state that some men begin to lactate after large breasts have developed. In many cases, men have undergone reduction surgeries or mastectomies to remove the undesired growths caused by such medication. These external growths have caused young male adolescents and men to suffer serious psychological damages.
In addition, this drug is known to cause older adults with dementia-related conditions to suffer the following:
- Heart failure
- Sudden death
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If you have suffered serious side effects or have developed abnormal growth after using Risperdal or Invega, it is crucial you seek legal representation immediately. At The Carlson Law Firm, our team of mass tort attorneys in Texas can examine every detail of your condition and case to determine which drug manufacturer should be held liable for your damages. When you choose to work with our team, we will pursue maximum financial compensation to cover the costs of any medical expenses, lost wages, psychological damages, or emotional distresses you may have faced as a result. When it comes to protecting your health, you cannot afford to wait another minute.