Abilify is the Top-Selling Prescription Drug Associated with Compulsive Behavior
Experienced Attorney Calcagno & Associates are reviewing claims for individuals who have experienced financial loss, family problems or legal consequences as a result of taking the prescription drug Abilify. If you or a loved one developed a serious gambling problem or developed an overwhelming amount of debt due to impulsive behavior while taking Abilify, you may have a claim for compensation. Contact Calcagno & Associates today and we can help determine what legal options may be available for you or your family.
What To Do If You Suffered from Compulsive Behavior While Taking the Drug Abilify
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that compulsive or uncontrollable urges have been reported with the use of the antipsychotic drug aripiprazole (Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Aristada, and generics). These uncontrollable urges were reported to have ceased when the medicine was discontinued or the dose was reduced. These impulse-control problems are reportedly rare, but they may result in significant harm to the patient and others if not recognized. If you or a loved one has suffered serious side effects from the prescription drug Abilify, and are seeking financial compensation for your lost wages or medical bills, you should contact The Law Offices of Calcagno & Associates right away. Contact us now to receive a free case evaluation with one of our skilled attorneys at absolutely no cost to you.
Studies show that the antipsychotic drug Abilify (aripiprazole) can trigger uncontrolled compulsive behaviors, such as:
- Sexual behavior
- Binge eating
These impulses are financially and personally crippling, and can also have an overwhelming impact on your employment, and overall life. If you think that you may have been affected by the adverse effects of Abilify, you may be eligible for financial compensation for not having been warned of the risks associated with the medication. Contact Calcagno & Associates today for a free consultation.
We are Ready to Tackle the Drug Giants Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Bristol-Myers Squibb
If you or a loved one suffered from gambling addiction or other impulsive behavior as a result of taking Abilify, you may have a case against the manufacturers Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company and Bristol-Myers Squibb for compensation. If Abilify caused you financial and emotional hardship, Calcagno & Associates may be able to help you:
- Receive compensation for emotional injuries
- Recover money lost due to compulsive behavior
- Pay for psychiatric treatment
Request a free consultation to determine what legal options may be available for you.
What is Abilify?
Abilify (aripiprazole) is prescribed to nearly a million Americans each year to treat mood disorders like depression, schizophrenia, Tourette’s syndrome, and bipolar I disorder (manic depression). Over the years, Abilify has also been prescribed for outbursts related to autism. The drug is prescribed by doctors with the intention of allowing patients to lead more stable lives. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain. The drug works by rebalancing dopamine and serotonin levels to improve behavior, mood, and thinking. This is particularly helpful in tackling delusions and hallucinations, antisocial behavior, trouble speaking, and a lack of motivation. While the drug is effective at helping to control symptoms, it comes with side effects that patients don’t expect.
If you or a loved one has been prescribed Abilify and has suffered from gambling or other compulsive behaviors, request a free consultation to find out how you can benefit from an experienced attorney on your side. Let us help you get your life back on track, contact Calcagno & Associates today.
Abilify Side Effects
While the Abilify’s label warns of side effects such as suicidal thoughts or increased risk of death in elderly patient with dementia, it does not mention compulsive behavior – specifically, gambling.
Common side effects of Abilify include:
- Feeling of restlessness with inability to sit still
More serious side effects include:
- Uncontrolled body movements, muscle spasms, and involuntary quivering
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS)
- Strokes in the elderly
- Suicidal thoughts & thoughts of harming others
These potential risks are not the only side effects users of Abilify have been encountering. Abilify has been linked to disturbing compulsive behavior like gambling addiction and hypersexuality.
If you have suffered from any of the side effect associated with Abilify, you should contact Calcagno & Associates for a free consultation with no obligations to find out whether you have a case.
Are You in Serious Debt After Taking Abilify?
Gambling addiction caused by Abilify side effects can have a long-lasting impact on an individual’s life. In some cases, people have accumulated tens of thousands of dollars in gambling debt while taking Abilify. Acquiring severe debt can negatively impact your credit history, while other impulsive behaviors can lead to serious consequences, such as:
- Harassing calls from debt collectors
- High interest rates on credit cards
- Inability or difficulty obtaining a mortgage, or other contracts
- Legal trouble
- Lost Savings
- Psychological distress
- Reputation Damage
- Severe Emotional Damage
If adequate warnings had been provided about the Abilify risk of compulsive gambling, risky sexual behavior and other compulsive reactions, individuals may have been able to avoid long-term damage by recognizing the symptoms of the behavior and obtaining therapy or counseling. It’s time to get your life back on track; allow Calcagno & Associates to represent you in your case against Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company and Bristol-Myers Squibb for compensation. We offer a free, no obligation, consultation. Contact us today.