Risperdal and Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

Risperdal and Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

A rare but serious side effect reported by patients taking Risperdal is known as Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS). NMS is characterized by muscle rigidity, fever and irregular pulse and the condition can be serious and potentially life-threatening.

NMS is caused almost exclusively by antipsychotics such as Risperdal, and the higher the dosage, the more common the occurrence. The disorder typically develops within two weeks of the initial treatment with the drug, but may develop at any time the drug is taken.

If you or someone you care about suffers from neuroleptic malignant syndrome, an understanding and experienced Risperdal lawyer can help you fight for justice and obtain the compensation you deserve for your condition. Settlements secured from Risperdal litigation can help you secure a better future despite your present pain.

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Factoid: About 17 percent of NMS patients have had an episode during prior treatment with neuroleptics