Atypical antipsychotic Risperdal kills libido, studies suggest
Atypical antipsychotic drug Risperdal is a second-generation anti-psychotic drug designed to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism. This type of drug is different from the first generation antipsychotics, as they not only block the brain chemical dopamine but also alter serotonin levels in the body.
However, Risperdal’s effect on dopamine and serotonin has been proven by several studies to have a negative effect on sexual functions. In a comparative study of different antipsychotic medications in 2009, 80% of those treated with risperidone (Risperdal) suffered from an impaired libido. Other sexual dysfunctions have also been recorded to have occurred among the risperidone group. Erectile dysfunction, for instance, affected 40% in the group, while 32% suffered orgasmic dysfunction.
Sexual dysfunction is not the only adverse effect associated with Risperdal. If you have harmed by this dangerous drug in any way, speak with an attorney at Williams Kherkher to understand the best legal action to take to seek justice and compensation. Call us at (800) 220-9341 today.