Drug

Risperdal

Risperdal, an atypical antipsychotic linked to male breast development, has been illegally promoted by Johnson & Johnson for off-label uses. Risperdal side effects may have injured young men with ADHD, as well as older men suffering from dementia.

Introduced

1993

Treats

Mood disorders

Side Effects

Male breast development

Read more about Risperdal

A black and white photo of Risperdal tablets.

Legal System Works for Young Boy Who Developed Breasts

Ashley Lombardo · August 24, 2016

The legal system awarded $70 million to a 5-year-old boy who developed breasts in a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit.

Legal Developments
A portrait of an older African American man looking at the camera, representing Risperdal breast growth in older men.

Study Finds Antipsychotic Causes Breast Growth in Older Men

Ashley Lombardo · May 13, 2016

A study from the University of British Columbia linked the antipsychotic Risperdal to a higher gynecomastia risk for elderly men.

Research + Findings