Individuals living in or near Mobile, Alabama who suffer from depression, schizophrenia or another psychological disorder for which Rexulti was prescribed, are already working hard to achieve normalcy in their lives.
You should not have to wage a second battle against medically-induced, impulsive, dangerous behaviors that you would not otherwise engage in were you feeling happy and healthy — most especially when you’ve been under the care of a doctor whom you believed has your best interests at heart.
That’s why the Mobile defective drug attorneys at Long & Long are taking seriously the recent claims that Rexulti spurs users to engage in such compulsive behaviors as overeating, overspending, gambling, theft, or harmful sexual compulsions.
Rexulti is the brand name of Brexpiprazole, a drug that was developed to treat schizophrenia and has been used to a lesser degree to treat depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Makers intended the drug to be comparable to Abilify, which also has been linked to compulsive behavior.
Initial clinical trials on Rexulti reveal minor side effects such as weight gain and restlessness.
However, Rexulti has not been in mainstream circulation very long, as the Food and Drug Administration approved the drug in 2015. It is possible that the maker is unaware of the full range of side effects from using Rexulti, or that the drug’s complete potency was not fully understood before it was approved for public consumption.
Consider that clinical trials showed that Rexulti users should avoid citruses because these foods may cause an adverse chemical reaction to the medication. This fact alone leaves open a door to questions and issues. For instance, was Rexulti tested on a population whose diet differs from that of the average American? And, what about foods such as salsa, pie or preserves, which may contain trace amounts of citrus? Could those foods also cause an adverse reaction in Rexulti users?
Sometimes, the full scope of a medication’s danger is unknown until members of the public enlist a qualified attorney and then come forward with their story.
Should You Call An Attorney?
Trust your instincts. If you take Rexulti and find yourself engaging in dangerous, compulsive behaviors, chances are high that these behaviors will continue and intensify unless you take decisive action.
Don’t wait until you’ve ruined your life, the lives of your loved ones, or the life of a stranger while you may have been medically incapable of sound judgment. Avoid any additional legal or financial problems caused by this compulsive behavior by talking with an attorney about your experience with Rexulti.
At Long & Long, we take your health and well-being seriously, and can walk you through the steps of determining whether or not you have a dangerous drug lawsuit as a result of taking Rexulti. We will work with you and your family to achieve justice for your case.
If you or a loved one took Rexulti and then began acting out in dangerous, compulsive ways that you would not have done while feeling healthy, please contact the Mobile, Alabama personal injury attorneys at Long & Long by calling 251-432-2277.