Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawyers: Cases Reviewed Nationwide

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted October 9, 2012


The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are providing free and confidential consultations to review whether male children and young adults may be entitled to financial compensation through a Risperdal lawsuit after being diagnosed with gynecomastia, or male breast development.

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Gynecomastia may occur as a side effect of Risperdal use, as the antipsychotic could increase the amount of the hormone prolactin in the blood. Prolactin is a protein hormone that induces and maintains lactation in women after they give birth, but it may cause boys taking the antipsychotic medication to develop breasts.

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Have You or a Loved One Developed Gynecomastia from Risperdal?


Risperdal (risperidone) is a widely used antipsychotic medication which has been widely used by many children for treatment of bi-polar disorders, autism, irritability, aggression and behavior disorders. Many of these uses were off-label, and never approved by the FDA as safe and effective treatments.

It appears that Johnson & Johnson failed to provide adequate warnings and information about the risk of potential Risperdal gynecomastia side effects.

These problems often go undiagnosed when breasts first develop, because doctors or family members attribute it to weight gain that is also frequently seen with Risperdal use.

In many cases, breast growth from Risperdal can cause serious problems and consequences, often leading to the need for gynecomastia surgery to remove the breast gland.

The Risperdal lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are providing free consultations and claim evaluations for former users and family members. To review a potential Risperdal case for gynecomastia or breast development, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

10 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Daniel Haszard says:

    Risperdal reproached.
    Same saga here as Eli Lilly Zyprexa.
    Johnson and Johnson is a trusted brand we associate with babies.
    Risperdal,Zyprexa,as well as the other atypical antipsychotics, are being prescribed for children, even though this is an unapproved, off-label use. An estimated 2.5 million children are now taking atypical antipsychotics. Over half are being given them for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,many of these foster children.
    Weight gain, increases in triglyceride levels and associated risks for (life-long) diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
    Eli Lilly made $67 BILLION on Zyprexa!
    *Tell the truth don’t be afraid*
    Daniel Haszard

    Posted on October 10, 2012 at 2:43 am

  • Richard says:

    I was on Risperdal for several months a while back and I just am finding out about the side effect gynecomastia. I was always wondering why I couldn’t get rid of my chest. I am afraid to take my shirt off in public because of that.

    Posted on July 12, 2013 at 9:32 am

  • Ray says:

    Icant believe this issue has just come up i was put on risperdal in the mid 90’s suffered male breats but was blown off by a doctor

    Posted on August 28, 2013 at 11:12 pm

  • michael says:

    I’m 15 and I am a male who is proscribed risprodal and I have symtomes of lactation how do I get a law suite started

    Posted on October 2, 2013 at 11:52 pm

  • Lucki says:

    My 9 yr old son was put on Risperdal and I am afraid that he has developed gynecomastia. What do I do? His chest is noticeably larger than common.

    Posted on November 29, 2013 at 10:17 pm

  • Sherri says:

    My 8 year old son has autism, adhd, apraxia. He has been taking Risperdone for about a year. I have not noticed lactation or developing breast but he has gained some weight and having more mood swings. How would we know if he does have this disorder?

    Posted on December 22, 2013 at 9:57 pm

  • NICKY says:


    Posted on January 7, 2014 at 1:18 pm

  • julio says:

    does this symtoms apply to young girls in the age of 10 as well

    Posted on March 29, 2014 at 4:07 am

  • Linda says:

    My son took Risperdal in 1997 & 1998 for bipolar and behavior problems. The doctor never explained the side effects. After about a year he gained weight and started to develop breast. In 1998, I had the doctor change his medication but the damage was done. The heavy breast tissue was there. Unfortunate for us, his medical records was lost in a move so we have no documentation of the prescriptions for Risperdal. None of the doctors or hosptial has records they say. They destroy them every 10 years.
    We requested over and over for insurance to pay for the removal of the breast tissue to no avail until 2011 when we met a doctor that was able to get insurance and medicaid to pay for the removal. He has the diagnosis of gynecomastia and had to have two surgeries. His teen years were a nightmare for him because of the breast tissue. Kids are not kind and he would come home with horrible bruses from other kids in gym pinching his chest. Large sares still remain as a reminder of the effects of this medication.

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

  • Sean says:

    So Basically I went to a Dr as A Kid and was told I have ADHD and later on in life bipolar and there answer was to give me medicine that gave me man sideboobs for the rest of my life helped me become or influence bipolar and scitofrina my mental health and Well-being turned me antisocial and not even liking who IAM or body parts for years To find out Johnson and Johnson knew about it but didn’t disclosed information That’s ridiculous I need help to stop what they did to me to another young boi or man All these years I thought it was me

    Posted on April 4, 2018 at 5:21 pm

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