Risperdal – Dopamine & Serotonin Levels in the Brain
Risperdal (risperidone) is an antipsychotic medicine. It works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain. Risperdal has also been linked to: Gynecomastia (Breast development in boys), movement disorders, heart problems, and diabetes.
Possible Injuries – Dopamine & Serotonin Levels in the Brain
Unfortunately, what makes Risperdal work is also what can cause side effects. Risperdal works by altering the levels of dopamine and serotonin in the brain, but it can also cause a number of other complications brought on by the abnormal levels of hormones in the body. Common side effects of Risperdal include: akathisia, rhinitis, dystonia, dizziness, anxiety, drowsiness, agitation, constipation, nausea, extrapyramidal reaction, and weight gain. Other side effects include tachycardia, skin rash, sialorrhea, abdominal pain, and xeroderma.
Risperdal has also been linked to: Gynecomastia (Breast development in boys), movement disorders, heart problems, and diabetes.
History of Risperdal
Risperdal was first approved for use by adults with schizophrenia in 1994, but not originally approved for children or the elderly. Nevertheless, by 2000, more than a fifth of Risperdal users were children and adolescents. In 2005, the FDA issued a black box warning for Risperdal, the harshest label they can require. The warning specifically addressed elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis, citing a high risk for death, including from cardiovascular events. In 2000, the FDA approved use for autistic children in 2006.
As of the beginning of 2018, there were at least 13,700 Risperdal lawsuits in state and federal courts.
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