Rexulti Gambling Lawsuit
Sold by the same manufacturer of another antipsychotic drug Abilify, Rexulti is an antipsychotic medication. Otsuka Pharmaceutical created Rexulti (brexpiprazole) after Abilify lost patent protection. Rexulti and Abilify are similar 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.
No Rexulti Gambling Warning Label
The label for Rexulti recommends that patients talk to their doctor if they have a history of gambling or impulse-control disorders. However, it does not list “gambling addiction” as a side effect of Rexulti. However, there is a black box warning for an increased risk of stroke and death along with suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Compulsive Behavioral Studies
The FDA published a study of around 3,000 participants with side effects from Rexulti. In the study, three suffered from compulsive behavior. All 3 patients had been taking the medication for 6 months or less at the time symptoms first appeared.
Rexulti Side Effects
Compulsive behaviors such as:
- Gambling addiction
- Excessive shopping
Other side effects:
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
- Metabolic changes
- Blood disorders
- Orthostatic hypotension and fainting
Want to Help Rexulti Victims
Undeniably, it is your right to be informed about the long-term risks associated with the medications you take, and it is the responsibility of drug companies to provide this information. If you or a loved one has developed a compulsive behavior after taking Rexulti, you should demand accountability. We want to help send a message that this is not acceptable. We are advocates for consumers who have been harmed by dangerous products, and we have the experience necessary to successfully litigate these cases.
Contact the Michael Brady Lynch Firm today for a free consultation to learn more about seeking justice. Compensation may be available for any medical expenses associated with this ordeal, as well as for your physical and emotional suffering. There is no obligation.
How We Can Help
When you experience side effects from a dangerous drug, it can have devastating effects on your entire life. A verdict or settlement may give you compensation for their injuries and damages. The types of recoverable losses are:
Also, if a person dies from complications from a drug, family members may be able to recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses prior to death
- Loss of economic support; and
- Loss of companionship
If a jury finds the conduct of a drug company in manufacturing and selling a drug to be highly reckless, they may award punitive damages. These damages aim to punish the company and deter similar conduct in the future. Therefore, if you developed a compulsive behavior after taking Rexulti, please speak to us to learn more about your rights.