Monday, December 01, 2008

Is Rieperdal A Concern when used by Kids?

From the WSJ Health Blog:

Concerns about Risperdal use by kids:

One particularly troubling side effect is the growth of breasts in some male patients taking Risperdal. The alleged problem stems from prolactin, a hormone involved in lactation, that can be elevated in males and females who take the medicine. Two minors currently involved in a lawsuit required mastectomies to get rid of their bosoms.

Source here.