Drug causes man to grow 46DD boobs

Drug causes man to grow 46DD boobs
The only way to remove them is with a mastectomy (Picture: Getty)

A man who grew large breasts due to a nightmarish drug side effect has been awarded around $2.5million (£1.6million).

Austin Pledger, 20, from Alabama, US, sprouted 46DD jugs after taking Risperdal to deal with irritability associated with autism, reports The Philadelphia Daily News.

He was prescribed the drug, made by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, when he was eight-years-old.

At the time, the drug’s label reported that the risk of gynecomastia, a condition that causes men to grow female breasts, was low.

But the warning was changed in 2006 to say the drug contained high levels of the breast-growing hormone.

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By that time Mr Pledger had begun to develop the massive hooters.

A spokeswoman for Janssen said the firm is ‘disappointed’ and claimed that the drug’s side effects were clearly communicated.

The breasts can only be removed with a mastectomy.

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2 March 2015 | 7:12 am – Source: metro.co.uk


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