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Risperdal Lawsuit Information

4 January 2014

Arrhythmia and Heart Problems as Side Effects of Risperdal

Have you or a loved one developed arrhythmia, cardiac arrest or other heart problems while taking the antipsychotic medication, risperidone, sold under the brand name of Risperdal?

Serious heart-related side effects have been reported as a serious Risperdal side effect, including:

  • arrhythmia;
  • heart palpitations;
  • heart attack/cardiac arrest; and
  • heart failure.

Elderly individuals are at especially high risk of heart attack, heart failure and arrhythmia while taking Risperdal for dementia. In fact, it’s believed that these heart-related side effects may be strongly connected to the potential for sudden death in elderly people who take this drug.

Others who are said to be at high risk of suffering a heart complication while taking Risperdal are individuals who have been diagnosed with diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, pain and osteoporosis.

Heart problems are also a documented symptom of hormone abnormalities that result from pituitary tumors.

Notably, pituitary tumors have also been linked to Risperdal.

If you or a loved one has suffered arrhythmia or other heart problems while taking Risperdal, you may be eligible for compensation. The Ledger Law Firm is currently accepting new cases from clients who have suffered serious Risperdal side effects. To discuss your case, call (800) 884-9402.