Side effects indicative of nervous system damage have been reported by individuals who are taking Risperdal for the treatment of psychiatric illnesses, especially when the drug is being taken at higher doses. These side effects are also noted in the prescribing information for Risperdal provided by its manufacturer, Janssen. All aspects of the nervous system can be impacted by Risperdal. Risperdal side effects include:
Potentially life-threatening side effects. Some of the most dangerous side effects related to Risperdal use include increased risk of stroke (transient ischemic attack (i.e., a mini stroke) and cerebral ischemia (i.e., a blockage of blood flow in the brain)), and the risk of developing neuroleptic malignant syndrome, which is a rare conditions where body temperature fluctuates suddenly, muscles exhibit rigidity, mental status is significantly altered and the autonomic body systems go haywire.
If you have suffered Risperdal nervous system damage, don’t hesitate to contact a legal professional. We are prepared to assist you in obtaining compensation for the harms you have suffered as a result of Risperdal.