Experienced Prescription Drug Injury Lawyers | Side Effects from the Anti-Psychotic Drug Risperdal Protecting the Rights of People Across the United States
Have you taken Risperidone, only to experience significant side effects, such as headaches or dizziness, nausea or vomiting, dramatic changes in blood pressure, chest pain or high blood sugar? Or much worse, has someone you love suffered a stroke, seizures or even death after taking Risperdal? You have a right to seek compensation for any losses you have suffered. We can help.
At Bailey & Galyen, our attorneys bring more than 20 years of experience to people who have suffered injury because of the carelessness or negligence of someone else, including clients injured by dangerous or defective pharmaceutical products, such as Risperidone. We understand the impact a personal injury can have on every aspect of your life, and we’ll use our considerable knowledge, skill, experience and resources to help you pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses.
Protecting Your Rights When You Have Suffered Side Effects from Risperdal
Risperidone, sold under the trade name Risperdal, is a powerful anti-psychotic intended for use in the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the product has also been used for treatment of what the FDA calls “off-label” or unapproved uses, such as psychosis, aggression and behavioral challenges in elder patients with dementia. As a result, the FDA has required Risperdal’s manufacturer, Janssen-Cilag (owned by Johnson & Johnson) to include what is known as a “black-box warning” on Risperdal labels, advising against the use of the drug for treatment of elder individuals with dementia.
The Side Effects Related to Risperdal
To date, the FDA has received reports of a wide range of harmful side effects tied to use of Risperal. The less severe side effects include (but are not limited to):
- Blurred vision
- Dizziness or drowsiness
- Weight gain
Risperdal has also been linked to very serious side effects, such as:
- A dramatic change in blood pressure
- Chest pain or irregular heartbeat
- Stroke or transient ischemic attack
- Abnormal liver function
- Bowel obstructions
- Atrial fibrillation
- Blood clots
Let us help you determine whether you have a claim involving the use of Risperidone. To set up an appointment with an experienced Texas pharmaceutical product injury lawyer, contact the attorneys at Bailey & Galyen online or call our office at 844-402-2992 for a free initial consultation.
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