FDA Adds Compulsive Behavior Warning to Abilify Label

An Oklahoma Abilify lawyer notes that some patients taking the antipsychotic prescription medication Abilify may be at a higher risk of engaging in compulsive behaviors. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added warnings about the drug in response to more than 160 reports linking the drug to excessive gambling, shopping, eating and sex. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to file an Oklahoma Abilify lawsuit and seek compensation for their injuries.

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Compulsive Gambling and Other Behaviors Among Allegations

Patients treated with the antipsychotic prescription medication Abilify are being urged by the FDA to closely track any spiked or uncontrollable urges they experience while taking the drug in response to heightened concerns about its link to compulsive behaviors. Stat News reports that the agency is also strengthening the drug’s warning label and including new information about this alleged connection to the medication guides that are distributed to patients prescribed the top-selling medication.

The drug has been plagued by allegations that it causes patients to engage in compulsive gambling behaviors for some time now. However, new reports suggest that taking the drug can also cause a spike in other compulsive behaviors, such as excessive sex, shopping and eating, with more than 160 reports indicating a link between the drug and these behaviors. Also, Abilify has been linked to an increased risk of suicide in patients under the age of 24 as well as other potentially serious health conditions, among them hyperglycemia and diabetes.

How an Oklahoma Abilify Lawyer Can Help

Drug makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

People injured by Abilify may be eligible to recover money for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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