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Gynecomastia, or the development of breast tissue in men and boys, has been tied to use of the popular anti-psychotic medication Risperdal. When gynecomastia is linked to severe side effects from a drug, both a young man’s physical and emotional well-being can be affected. Many young men and their parents are looking for Risperdal gynecomastia treatment for that reason.
Sadly, development of breast tissue is not naturally reversible in men. Risperdal gynecomastia treatment as recommended by doctors may include surgery. Liposuction or mastectomy may be recommended individually or together. Even once that surgery is complete, however, glandular breast tissue might also need to be removed. Further side effects may apply if that tissue has to be removed.
These side effects include:
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Sensation changes
- Necrosis of the nipple
Medications Available for Risperdal Gynecomastia Treatment
One type of medication is currently available and may be recommended by doctors for Risperdal gynecomastia treatment. These breast cancer drugs may be referred to as aromatase inhibitors like Teslac and are currently in use with adolescents and young children who experience gynecomastia.
One of the issues with this, however, is that insurance companies often decline to cover this treatment. An insurance company might argue that this treatment is cosmetic and therefore not covered, but anyone who has experienced gynecomastia after using a medication will undoubtedly experience many issues without Risperdal gynecomastia treatment.
Additional treatments may be explored by the doctor in each case.
Testosterone replacement has been effective in older men who have low levels to begin with, but this is not recommended or effective with young men who have regular testosterone levels. Clomiphene may be used for up to six months as a Risperdal gynecomastia treatment.
In terms of reducing the breast tissue developed by young men, a selective estrogen receptor modulator known as tamoxifen can minimize the volume but has not been found effective for eliminating it altogether.
Painful and severe gynecomastia, however, may prompt use of this particular treatment. Medication of any type tends to be more effective in the early stages of gynecomastia and a doctor should always be consulted to determine the most effective type of treatment.
In some cases, gynecomastia may go away on its own within six months, but this is not guaranteed. Furthermore, even when it does go away, the young man affected will have to cope with gynecomastia during that period. This presents unique challenges and may leave emotional scars behind.
Have you or someone you know been negatively affected by a drug with major side effects? If your son took Risperdal and is now coping with the side effects and finding the right Risperdal gynecomastia treatment, you may have grounds for a legal claim.
The attorneys at McDonald Worley are currently investigating claims on behalf of those young men who took Risperdal and developed gynecomastia – get help today if you’ve been affected. Contact McDonald Worley for a FREE case review.