Rexulti Side Effects the Same As Abilify

Rexulti is a newer psychiatric drug, similar to Abilify, which is prescribed to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia and depression. However, studies suspect the medication is also similar to Abilify when it comes to side effects. This is because Rexulti is essentially Abilify’s successor, with a very similar profile, it is possible that this drug also brings compulsive behaviors like gambling.

About Rexulti Side Effects

Sold by the same manufacturer of Abilify, Rexulti is an antipsychotic medication. Otsuka Pharmaceutical created Rexulti (brexpiprazole) after Abilify lost patent protection. Rexulti and Abilify are comparable medications. Consumers use both to treat severe mood disorders like schizophrenia. Likewise, they each bring the risk of compulsive behaviors. In fact, the label recommends talking to a doctor if you have a history of gambling addiction. The label also warns about cases of “pathological gambling” and other impulse-control disorders.

Rexulti vs. Abilify

Both Abilify and Rexulti are dopamine D2 receptor partial agonists. They are also activators of serotonin 5HT1A receptors and block 5HT2A receptors. This rebalances the serotonin and dopamine in the brain. It is known that dopamine controls the pleasure-seeking parts of the brain, which may be why drugs like Abilify and possibly Rexulti can be seen to affect pleasure-seeking behaviors in patients.

Altering the effects of dopamine may signal the brain to continue seeking a particular pleasurable action. This includes the compulsion to seek out sex, gambling or food, as a result of the drug’s effect on dopamine.  Previously, researchers thought these were only Abilify behaviors, but now, Rexulti users are reporting the same side effects as well.

While compulsive behaviors may not cause direct physical harm, they can have a dramatic impact on a person’s day-to-day life, their finances, and their families. Compulsive gambling and shopping behaviors, for example, may land people in deep debt.

Get Compensation

Rexulti side effectsSome patients have experienced serious harm due to Rexulti side effects like compulsive gambling. If you or someone you love took Rexulti or Abilify and had compulsive behaviors, you could receive compensation. Qualifying patients may receive compensation for the costs of addiction treatment for gambling, shopping or sex, the costs of gambling or shopping debt, emotional injuries, and loss of quality of life. Contact us today for more information. Let our 20 years of pharmaceutical litigation experience bring you the justice you deserve.

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