According to a recent warning issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the atypical antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) and its generic equivalents may be associated with a rare but serious skin reaction known as Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS). This is the latest concern to come to light in recent months regarding the potential side effects of antipsychotic drugs, with a growing body of research highlighting the risk of male breast growth and other serious complications linked to the atypical antipsychotic Risperdal (risperidone). If you believe you have been adversely affected by side effects of Risperdal or another potentially dangerous medication, contact a skilled Risperdal attorney today to discuss your legal options.
The findings of a new study suggest that elderly patients taking the atypical antipsychotic Risperdal may face an increased risk of kidney failure, among a host of other alleged Risperdal side effects. According to the researchers involved in the new study, Risperdal and two other popular antipsychotic drugs may be associated with double the risk of acute kidney injury and death, and nearly double the risk of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension) and acute urinary retention among adults 65 and older. If you or a loved one has suffered kidney injury allegedly linked to Risperdal treatment, contact an experienced Risperdal attorney today to explore your possible compensation options.
A Louisiana woman has filed a gynecomastia lawsuit against the makers of Risperdal and Invega, alleging that side effects of the antipsychotic drugs caused her son to suffer from male breast growth. The suit was filed by Miriam Riley in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana on November 25, and seeks damages for the alleged Risperdal- and Invega-related injuries sustained by her 13-year-old son. If you or a loved one has suffered breast growth injuries allegedly associated with Risperdal use, contact a knowledgeable Risperdal lawyer today for legal help.