The development of gynecomastia has been associated with changes in hormone levels as well as the ingestion of certain medications. This section of the website will discuss some of the medications that are believed to increase the risk for gynecomastia. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with gynecomastia and you have taken any of the following medications—or if you believe you have taken another medication that resulted in your condition—you can seek legal help by contacting us today.
Our attorneys have taken a special interest in gynecomastia claims and can help you or a loved one if you've taken one of the following medications:
- Propecia: a prescription medication used for the treatment of male pattern baldness.
- Proscar (finasteride): a medication used to treat symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP) in men who have an enlarged prostate. It is also prescribed to lower the risk for an inability to urinate in men with prostate cancer,
- Invega (paliperidone): a medication to treat symptoms of schizophrenia in adults and adolescents (12-17). Also used for the treatment of depression in some patients.
- Risperdal (risperidone): an atypical antipsychotic medication used for the treatment of schizophrenia as well symptoms of bipolar disorder and irritability in children with autism.
- Elavil (amitriptyline): an antidepressant, prescribed for the treatment of depression and other mood disorders.
- Triavil (phenothiazine): an antidepressant medication, used to treat patients with symptoms of depression.
This is an incomplete list of medications that may be linked to an increase in the risk for male breast tissue growth. If you have taken a medication that is not included in this list, you should still contact us about the possibility of pursuing compensation.
Gynecomastia is not a fatal condition, but can result in serious emotional distress, particularly in young boys. Our attorneys recognize the impact this condition can have on our male clients and are committed to helping boys and men recover compensation for their suffering, especially if it was caused by a medication.
Talk to a gynecomastia lawyer today
If you or someone you love is struggling with the emotional consequences of gynecomastia, you should consult an attorney about the possibility of filing a defective drug lawsuit. To learn more or to speak with an attorney about your options, please contact us today.