Why the U.S. Pays More Than Other Countries for Drugs

Prescription drugs cost Norwegians substantially less than their American counterparts. This article in The Wall Street Journal looks at how the state-run healthcare systems of Norway and other countries use their bargaining power to drive down drug costs for citizens, and what prevents the U.S. Medicare system from doing the same for Americans.


The Side Effects of Risperdal

Risperdal (risperidone) is the antipsychotic medicine which functions include changes in the chemical effects in the brain. It is normally a treatment for manic depression symptoms and schizophrenia.

The common side effects of Risperdal include headache, depressed mood, weight gain, tremors, agitation, constipation, and many others. According to Drugs.com, you should be alert after taking this medicine and must immediately seek medical help once the following occurs:

  • Tenderness/swelling of breasts, both in men and women; nipple discharge; missed menstruations
  • Indications of high blood sugar: dry mouth, increased thirst, drowsiness, increased urination
  • Painful penis erection
  • Harsh nervous system reaction such as high fever, fast or uneven heartbeats and rigid muscles
  • Indication of low platelet level: easy bruising, unusual bleeding of the mouth, nose, vagina, or rectum, purple or red spots under the skin

Drugs.com listed further important information about Risperdal on their website.

If you have been affected by the negligence of Risperdal manufacturers, consult with our legal team at Williams Kherkher. Call us today at (888) 220-0640.


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