Risperdal has been found to cause the development of breasts and milk secretion in young boys. Male breasts are caused by an increased level of a hormone called prolactin that regulates the growth of breast tissue. A 2006 study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology found that risperidone, the generic version of Risperdal, increased prolactin levels in adolescents when taken at similar dosage level to treat psychiatric symptoms. As a result, in young men and children breast growth is enlarged. This is a condition also known as gynecomastia.
Researchers advised that risperidone should be administrated with caution to children and adolescents.
If you or a loved one has experienced side effects from Risperdal, contact the pharmaceutical attorneys, led by Paul Hanly and Jayne Conroy, at Simmons Hanly Conroy to learn more about filing a lawsuit.
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