Risperdal Complications: Male Breast Growth
Risperdal has been linked to numerous side-effects ranging from mild to life-threatening. Thousands of people who have taken Risperdal have experienced negative side-effects and medical complications. Some minor Risperdal side-effects include weight gain, abdominal pain, anxiety, and dizziness. More serious side-effects of Risperdal are gynecomastia and movement disorders.
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Risperdal, an atypical antipsychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder, has been linked to the development of gynecomastia in boys and young men.
Gynecomastia is a condition that causes boys to grow breasts. The drug is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.
Risperdal & Gynecomastia
Studies have identified Risperdal as a drug that can cause males, especially adolescent males, to develop enlarged breast tissue. This condition is known as gynecomastia. In a clinical trial of 1,885 adolescent boys, 43 developed enlarged breast tissue. In some cases, breast development reached the size of “D” cups.
Risperdal & Movement Disorders
Many patients have developed movement disorders while taking Risperdal. Extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) are a loss of control over movement, which many users have experienced. Another type of movement disorder is tardive dyskinesia, which involves involuntary and repetitive movements. Both of these movement disorders have been reported by users of Risperdal.
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