The Rexulti Lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys are investigating the pharmaceutical drug Rexulti and cases of compulsive gambling. Rexulti, like its predecessor drug Abilify, may cause compulsive behaviors including compulsive gambling. These behaviors can have serious impacts on individuals and families.
Rexulti, whose generic name is brexpiprazole, is a type of antipsychotic medication known as a serotonin-dopamine activity modulator or SDAM. Manufactured by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd., Rexulti was approved by the FDA on July 10, 2015 for the treatment of schizophrenia and can be used in addition to an anti-depressant in adults with major depressive disorder.
It is believed that Rexulti works by blocking and/or balancing certain nerve receptors in the brain, including dopamine and serotonin receptors. Rebalancing these nerve receptors may help to improve thinking, mood and/or behavior.
Rexulti and Abilify are both serotonin-dopamine activity modulators used in the treatment of schizophrenia and major depressive disorder in adults. Both drugs belong in the piprazole class of drugs, and both drugs are manufactured by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. Rexulti received its FDA approval within months of generic Abilify becoming available in the United States.
On May 3, 2016 the FDA required that Otsuka Pharmaceutical list “pathological gambling” as a possible side effect of taking the Abilify. The warning label for Rexulti does not contain this warning, however it notes that other anti-psychotic drugs have reported “pathological gambling.” Because of the similarity of these two drugs, there is great concern that Rexulti carries the same risk of a side effect of compulsive gambling.
If you took Rexulti and experienced compulsive gambling, you might have legal options. Please give our Rexulti lawyers a call at (619) 237-3490 and ask to speak to John Gomez, Ahmed Diab, or Kristen Barton. Our Rexulti attorneys are reviewing potential cases involving this drug and the side effect of compulsive gambling.
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