Risperdal Overdosage Products Liability Risperdal, also known as Ridal, is an orally administered atypical antipsychotic drugs are produced and sale of pharmaceutical Jansen.
The overall composition of Risperdal is known as Risperidone, a psychotropic agent belonging to the chemical class of benzisoxazole derivatives. Risperdal antipsychotic effect occurs due to a decrease of secretion of dopamine in the brain called a neurotransmitter is regulated by the balance of chemicals in the brain. Risperdal was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of schizophrenia. In fact, Risperdal is the only USFDA approved drug to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in children aged 10-18. Risperdal is also recommended for the treatment of irritability associated with autistic disorder in children and adolescents aged 5-16 years.
Risperdal is not recommended for elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis. This is explained by the fact that the atypical antipsychotic drugs such as Risperdal lead to increased risk of death of such persons. The most common side effects of Risperdal similar to other atypical antipsychotic drugs. These include drowsiness, increased appetite, fatigue, weakness, runny nose, vomiting, excessive coughing, uncontrollable urination, increased saliva, low blood pressure, constipation, fever, tremors, muscle stiffness, abdominal pain, anxiety, nausea, dry mouth, dizziness and upset stomach.
Like all other antipsychotics, Risperdal can lead to potentially dangerous and incurable side effects, such as slow Dyskinesia (TD), extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) and neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). Risperdal can also cause diabetes, hypertension and other serious conditions of glucose metabolism including Ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar coma. Risperdal is strictly not recommended for pregnant and lactating women.
Despite potential risks, the drug continues to be a blockbuster drug to market during the last 8 years, primarily due to the requirements of physicians who remain unaware of their potential danger and risk, and not in search of safer alternatives. Recently, manufacturers warn of the potential side effects of the drug in patients. You can file a product liability lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceutical, if he suffers from the dangerous side effects, which include Risperdal stroke, NMS and TD.