Invega is a controversial drug that has recently been linked to the development of gynecomastia.
Invega (paliperidone) is an antipsychotic medicine prescribed to treat certain mental and mood disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritability associated with autism. It functions by helping to restore the balance of certain natural chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain to decrease hallucinations and other factors in these disorders.
According to various sources, research has shown the risks paliperidone poses to children. The largest study on the side effects of the drug in adolescents and children showed hormonal changes in male patients that led to gynecomastia, which is the development of abnormally large male breasts, often requiring surgery to correct.
Why is Invega Dangerous?
One of the most serious concerns that Invega poses is the development of breasts in young boys. This can cause a serious of physiological effects on young boy and men. Because the drug hasn’t been approved for use in children younger than 12 years, it is crucial to know if your child is a victim of male breast growth.
Some of the symptoms to gynecomastia include but aren’t limited to:
- Pain or discomfort in the breast area
- Nipple discharge
- Swelling in the breast area
Although gynecomastia is not a significant threat to physical health, some cases aren’t so easily resolved. Patients may need to undergo breast reduction surgery in order to restore their body’s normal shape.
In March 2016, The Federal Drug Administration announced issues with Invega.
CDC Issues Recommendations About Dangers of Invega
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued recommendations to health officials, healthcare providers and facilities to keep an eye out for gynecomastia among patients who have undergone the treatment of Invega, and to take all necessary precautions in order to prevent such disease.
Can I File An Invega Lawsuit?
Our lawyers can help if you or someone you care about contracted a severe — or possibly fatal — disease as a result of being exposed to the side effects from using the antipsychotic drug.
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