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FDA Says Drug Causes Compulsive Gambling and Sex

A recent FDA report warns consumers of the dangers associated with Aripiprazole, a drug used to treat depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. The drug, which goes by the trade names Abilify, Abilify Maintena, and Aristada, can in some cases lead to irresistible urges to gamble, eat, shop, and have sex. Aripiprazole has been prescribed to more than 1.6 million patients over the last 13 years. As of May of 2016, 184 cases of Aripiprazole induced impulse problems had been reported to the FDA, but the agency believes a high number of cases go unreported. Of these 184 reported cases, 164 of them complained of impulsive gambling after consuming the drug. When these patients lowered their dosage or stopped taking Aripiprazole altogether, their impulse problems stopped. Unfortunately, many doctors initially believed that the increase in gambling was a valid reason to increase their patient's dosage of Aripiprazole, making the behavior worse. Read more about the problems associate with Aripiprazole.

Compensation may be available to people who suffered from impulse control problems resulting from Aripiprazole. If you or a loved one suffered adverse side effects after taking a drug, contact the medical malpracticee lawyers of Rosen Louik & Perry, P.C. to set up a FREE, no obligation consultation. Our attorneys are well-versed in cases involving medication errors.

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