Rexulti & Abilify are prescription drugs prescribed for depression and other emotional and mental conditions and both mood altering medications are now being linked to compulsive and uncontrollable behavior including excessive gambling, hyper sexual activity, extreme overeating and incessecent shopping.
The link between Rexulti & Abilify and these adverse reactions had initially seemed unrealistic, but now many patients’ families believe that the manufacturer may have known about these side effects but failed to warn patients due to how hugely profitable the medication has been.
One patient claims that she lost custody of her children and ownership of her home to a sudden gambling habit that appeared shortly after she began taking one of these medications for her depression.
“Eventually, I was asked to leave my parents’ house because I couldn’t stop gambling,” she claims.
She had been a Las Vegas resident for almost a decade and says she had never been interested in gambling or betting until she was prescribed Abilify.
Since 2008, the woman estimated her gambling habit cost her between $1 million and $2 million.
“It’s not the money for me. I devalued myself and lost my soul.”
New scientific evidence has come out claiming that Rexulti & Abilify dangerously over-stimulates the part of the brain that craves physical pleasure and patients lose complete control over inhibitions and long-term negative effects from their actions.
In May of 2016, the Food and Drug Administration published a health warning to patients of Abilify “that compulsive or uncontrollable urges to gamble, binge eat, shop, and have sex have been reported with the use of the antipsychotic drug aripiprazole (Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Aristada, and generics). These uncontrollable urges were reported to have stopped when the medicine was discontinued or the dose was reduced.”
According to the FDA more than 1.6 million Americans were prescribed Abilify or a related aripiprazole drug without knowing the link between the medication and these dangerous compulsive actions.