Abilify Drug Lawsuit SourceAbilify Complications: Compulsive Gambling Lawsuits

Can Abilify Cause Compulsive Gambling Tendencies?

Numerous studies have linked Abilify to compulsive gambling, and both European and Canadian regulatory agencies have required the manufacturers of Abilify to add warnings regarding the risk of pathological gambling. In all of these cases, the gambling addiction reportedly ended when the patient stopped taking Abilify.

Post-marketing reports of pathological gambling and other reward-seeking behaviors have been reported in patients treated with Abilify, regardless of whether these patients had a prior history of gambling.

Does Abilify Increase the Risk of Compulsive Gambling Tendencies?

Since 2002 when Abilify was first released through 2015 the FDA has identified 184 case reports that had an association between aripiprazole (Abilify) and impulse control problems. The FDA stated that in the vast majority of those cases, patients with no prior history of compulsive behaviors experienced uncontrollable urges only after having started the Abilify treatment. Then within days to weeks after reducing the dose or discontinuing the use of Abilify altogether, the uncontrollable urges stoped.

Can I File A Compulsive Gambling Lawsuit?

Our dangerous drug lawsuit lawyers can help if you or someone you care has suffered from the development of compulsive gambling behaviors due to the use of Abilify. Our top-rated lawyers are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Abilify compulsive behavior cases in all 50 states.

Both patients and their families are seeking compensation for damages. You may be entitled to a settlement if you were harmed by Abilify.

Abilify Lawsuits & Compulsive Gambling Symptoms

For many compulsive gamblers, betting isn’t as much about money as it is about the excitement. According to the Mayo Clinic, signs and symptoms of compulsive (pathologic) gambling include:

  • Gaining a thrill from taking big gambling risks
  • Taking increasingly bigger gambling risks
  • Preoccupation with gambling
  • Reliving past gambling experiences
  • Gambling as a way to escape problems or feelings of helplessness, guilt or depression
  • Taking time from work or family life to gamble
  • Concealing or lying about gambling
  • Feeling guilt or remorse after gambling
  • Borrowing money or stealing to gamble
  • Failed efforts to cut back on gambling

What Are The Severe Side Effects of Abilify?

Because Abilify targets functions associated with the brain, it has the potential to trigger a wide variety of serious side effects that can range from minor annoyances to debilitating conditions.

Some of these side effects as noted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration include:

  • Stroke (Elderly Patients)
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)
  • Uncontrolled Body Movements (Tardive Dyskinesia) 
  • Orthostatic Hypotension 
  • Low White Blood Cell Count 
  • Seizures 
  • Body Temperature Irregularities 
  • Swallowing Difficulty 
  • High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycemia) & Diabetes 
  • Increased Fat Levels In The Bloodstream 
  • Excessive Weight Gain 

However, the FDA has found that the most serious of all Abilify related side effects are the following:

  • Increased Risk Of Death In Elderly Dementia Patients: 
  • Risk Of Suicidal Thoughts Or Actions:
    • Contact a healthcare provider immediately if the following symptoms apply to an Abilify user and have recently developed, increased in prevalence
      • Thoughts about suicide or dying
      • Attempts to commit suicide
      • New or worsening depression
      • New or worsening anxiety
      • Feelings of agitation or restlessness
      • Panic attacks
      • Insomnia
      • New or worsening irritability
      • Increased aggressiveness
      • Acting on dangerous impulses
      • Extreme increase in activity and talking
      • Unusual changes in mood or behavior
    • If suicidal thoughts or actions are developed while taking Abilify, it is important to first contact a healthcare provider before the drug administration is discontinued.
      • Stopping an antidepressant medicine can trigger additional dangerous health complications.

What Are The Less Severe Side Effects of Abilify?

While serious side effects are exceptionally rare in Abilify users, there is a wide variety of side effects that very rarely develop into deadly conditions but can still be very dangerous to an individuals health.

These less severe Abilify side effects can include:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Insomnia 
  • Headache
  • Restlessness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Akathisia

Our Abilify Compulsive Gambling Lawyers Can Help You

Our dangerous drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by Abilify. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug manufacturers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused. You may be entitled to a settlement.

We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you. Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.

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You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:

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  • No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
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Start Your Abilify Drug Compulsive Gambling Claim

Our Abilify compulsive gambling lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:

  1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
  2. Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.

We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.

WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Abilify compulsive gambling lawsuit claims.

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