Invega (paliperidone) is an anti-psychotic medicine. It alters chemicals in the brain. It treats schizophrenia in adults and adolescents from 12 to 18.
The drug links with side effects like severe allergic reactions, movement disorders, sensitivity to temperatures, tingling or numbness on one side of the body, heart attack, weight gain, and diabetes. Children are particularly susceptible to these side effects.
Gynecomasia is a condition where young boys develop breasts. Invega causes gynecomastia and can have serious physiological effects on young boys and men. This drug is not approved for use in children 12 and under. If your child took this drug and is experiencing male breast growth, it is especially important that you speak with an attorney.
Surgeries known as mastectomies are often needed in sever cases of gynecomastia. Liposuction to remove fat from the breast also occurs.
If your young son is suffering from gynecomastia after taking Invega, contact our offices today!