Adolescent Male Diagnosed With Gynecomastia After Taking Risperdal

Adolescent Male Diagnosed With Gynecomastia After Taking Risperdal

I received a call from the father of an adolescent male. His son had been diagnosed with ADHD and, among other medications, was prescribed Risperdal. His son had recently been diagnosed with Gynecomastia (male breast growth). The father had learned through an internet search that Gynecomastia is a complication of Risperdal. Unfortunately, in young men who have been prescribed Risperdal and have grown breasts, there is little conservative treatment available. Unfortunately, many of these young men are required to either have mastectomy, breast reduction surgery, liposuction, etc for treatment of this condition.

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