Abilify, one of the most popular drugs in the nation, has been linked to compulsory behaviors, including pathological gambling and binge eating.
The drug was originally developed by the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company as a treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but it is now also used as an add-on treatment for common conditions like depression.
The medication has been a financial success for its company, having earned them $6.8 billion worldwide. However, while Otsuka has been profiting off the drug’s huge success, many patients taking it have been suffering from serious adverse effects.
What Are the Negative Side Effects of Abilify?
Multiple scientific studies have confirmed user’s claims, and concluded that there is a measurable link between Abilify and these harmful behaviors. Researchers also found that the compulsive behaviors typically disappeared when patients stopped taking the drug.
Doctors believe that people who suffer from these effects have an abnormality in their brain chemistry that, in combination with Abilify, causes them to compulsively engage in obsessive behaviors, even when it causes them serious harm. Some users repeatedly bet money they couldn’t afford to lose. Others continued to eat unhealthy foods to the point where they risked their own health.
Have You Been a Victim of This Harmful Drug Defect?
If you or a loved one have developed these issues after taking Abilify, the law may provide you with an opportunity to fight back. It is time to hold Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Myers Squibb responsible for the damage their product has done to so many patients and their families.
CALL 866-DRUGLINE to learn about your legal options.