What is Risperdal?
Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2016 at 12:51 pm by Williams Hart
Risperdal, or risperidone, is an antipsychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia, some symptoms of bipolar disorder, and irritability in children with autism.
Risperidone is not approved for use when an individual has dementia because it may increase the risk of death in older adults. Doctor’s advice is also needed before giving the drug to a child. When taking Risperdal, individuals should drink plenty of fluids as it can cause overheating and dehydration. Risperdal may impair your thinking or reactions. Mild side effects are headache, fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, trouble swallowing, dry mouth, dizziness, or fainting. Other adverse effects may include gynecomastia (male breast tissue enhancement), diabetes, sexual dysfunction, heart attacks, suicidal thoughts, pancreatitis, and bone loss.
If you or a loved one has experienced side effects or complications after using Risperdal, you may be eligible to file a claim against the manufacturer. Contact the Risperdal attorneys of Williams Hart today at (713) 352-7071 to learn how we can help you.