Invega Caused Breast Growth in Young Males, Lawsuits Allege

January 8, 2014

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Young boys who took Invega (generic: paliperidone) or received the Invega Sustenna injection and developed breasts.
Manufacturer
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Side Effects
Gynecomastia, abnormal breast tissue development in males, and hyperprolactinemia, abnormally high levels of prolactin (a hormone only found naturally in breastfeeding women) in the blood.
What is Invega?
Invega is used to treat schizophrenia in adults and adolescents ages 12 through 17. It has also been marketed for off-label uses including treatment of OCD, ADHD, and Tourette's syndrome.
Type of Lawsuit
Mass Tort