Risperdal Use Linked to Diabetes
One troubling side effect of Risperdal is that it may increase the patient’s risk of diabetes. This risk is associated with another common side effect of Risperdal: weight gain. The combination of weight gain and Risperdal use can lead to a frightening mixture.
Among the litany of startling side effects, diabetes is especially troubling. The use of Risperdal perhaps accentuates the otherwise undiagnosed diabetic symptoms in the patient, but diagnosed or not, diabetes can be fatal.
Usually the most prevalent symptoms of diabetes are increased levels of thirst and frequent urination, unintended weight loss, constant fatigue, digestive issues, tingling sensation in the feet, slow healing cuts and bruises, and vision problems. If left undiagnosed, diabetes can lead to heart disease, nerve damage, stroke, and eventual blindness.
If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your family physician as soon as possible. And if you believe that your diabetes is a result of Risperdal use, please contact the drug litigation attorneys at The Roberts Law Firm today at 636-530-9199 for a free consultation.