Abilify Compulsive Gambling
Top-selling prescription drug Abilify may be associated with compulsive gambling. Abilify is used to treat those suffering from schizophrenia, depression, or bipolar disorder. People taking Abilify have reported uncontrollable urges to gamble. Compulsive gambling can be financially crippling, and it can also have an overwhelming impact on your family, relationships, employment, and overall life. If you or a loved one developed a serious gambling problem while taking Abilify, you may have a claim for compensation. Call us at 1.866.542.1415, we can help you navigate the next steps.
Abilify Side Effects
Abilify is a widely-prescribed drug generating sales of more than $6 billion per year. It was approved by the FDA in 2002 and works by causing dopamine, a neurotransmitter which stimulates pleasure centers in the brain, to increase.
Health Canada, the Canadian equivalent to the U.S. FDA, issued a safety alert to physicians and patients warning of an increased risk of pathological gambling for users taking Abilify. Despite this safety alert, U.S. patients have not been warned of these serious side effects yet. In addition to compulsive gambling, other side effects may include excessive eating, excessive shopping, and hypersexual behavior.
- Safety information for antipsychotic drug Abilify and risk of certain impulse-control behaviours, healthycanadians.gc.ca
Besides the financial hardships, compulsive gambling can wreak havoc on all other facets of your personal and professional life. If you have experienced any of the compulsive side effects listed above while taking Abilify, contact our legal team for a free consultation. We believe the drug maker failed to adequately warn all patients about the potential risks, and we are helping individuals and families.
How We Can Help
We are reviewing claims for individuals nationwide who experienced financial loss while taking Abilify. If you would like more information or would like to talk with us about your potential claim, fill out our free case review form or call us toll-free at 1.866.542.1415. We welcome your questions and comments.