Men Say Risperdal Caused Them to Grow Breasts

Men Say Risperdal Caused Them to Grow Breasts

Category: Risperdal

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A lawsuit is expected to be filed soon on behalf of men who have used the drug Risperdal.

The plaintiffs say Risperdal is used to treat conditions such as anxiety and bipolar disorder, caused them to grow breasts, according to a report on CNN.

The men say the side effect was not disclosed in a timely manner by the drug company, Johnson & Johnson.

They will be asking for unspecified damages.

Johnson & Johnson officials did not respond to Healthline’s request for comment. Company officials told CNN in a statement on behalf of its subsidiary, Janssen, that Risperdal is a useful medication “essential to helping those affected by mental illness. … Physicians decide how best to treat their patients.”

‘I would have never taken it’

One of the lawsuit’s plaintiffs, Eddie Bible, told CNN he started taking Risperdal more than a decade ago as an adolescent.

He said when he was 13 he developed gynecomastia, a condition that causes teen boys and men to grow breast tissue.

Bible said he was humiliated. He said he stopped playing outside with friends and was ridiculed in gym class.

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