Side Effects in Children
Can Risperdal Cause Breast Growth in Boys?
A 2006 study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology reported that adolescents who took Risperdal exhibited significantly high levels of prolactin. Prolactin is a hormone that can stimulate milk production and breast development. The study recommended that Risperdal should be prescribed with caution to children and adolescents due to the increased risk of gynecomastia and other serious side effects.
Risperdal Prescribed to Children
Risperdal was approved by the FDA in 1993 for the treatment of schizophrenia and acute mania, which is a term used to describe mixed episodes of bipolar disorder. Risperdal has also been prescribed off-label to treat dementia, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety and autism in children.
Filing a Risperdal Lawsuit
If you or a loved one experienced breast growth after taking Risperdal, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Contact the Risperdal lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP for a free case evaluation. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out our free contact form.