Risperdal® (Risperidone) is an antipsychotic medication approved for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults and adolescents, Risperdal®’s off-label uses include treatment for ADHD, anxiety and depression.
However, because Risperdal® manipulates levels of hormones in the body, it can lead to an increased level of prolactin production causing male patients to experience abnormal breast growth known as gynecomastia.
Medical studies have shown using Risperdal® is associated with many other side effects in young males, including:
- Mastectomy or surgery to remove breasts
- Excessive weight gain
- Pain, tenderness or swelling of the breasts
- Discharge from the nipples
- Nipple growth
If you or a loved one are male, took Risperdal® and experienced excessive weight gain, or were diagnosed with gynecomastia and received a mastectomy, you may be entitled to financial compensation.