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Rexulti is an antipsychotic drug prescribed for the treatment of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder. Rexulti has been linked to compulsive behaviors, including compulsive gambling, which can result in significant psychological, emotional and financial harm to the patient and the patient’s family.

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Contact our Rexulti Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Rexulti cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Rexulti Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry.

What is Rexulti?

Rexulti was released in 2015 as a newer form of the popular drug, Abilify. Abilify is a highly lucrative antipsychotic medication approved in 2002 to treat schizophrenia and depression. Both drugs belong to a class known as Dopamine D2 receptor partial agonists. The drugs operate in the same way by blocking certain serotonin receptors. Rexulti is a more powerful antipsychotic medication than its predecessor.

What is Happening with Rexulti?

One of the complications of Abilify is that users may engage in compulsive gambling. Other compulsive behaviors observed in Abilify users include shopping, eating and sexual activity. These behaviors have been reported in patients with no prior history of compulsive addiction. Rexulti appears to pose similar risks as those observed in Abilify patients because of the nearly identical content of the medications. These tendencies appear to stop once the medication is no longer used or the dose is significantly lowered.

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices reports that Abilify and Rexulti interact with dopamine receptors in a manner that can lead to significant impulse control disorders in some patients. When the active ingredient in Rexulti, brexpiprazole, blocks dopamine at the D2 receptor, it stimulates the D3 receptor. The stimulation of the D3 receptor causes the patient to engage in compulsive behaviors. The dopamine system essentially releases pleasurable sensations that encourage the users to engage in activities that can result in compulsive behavior.

In February 2018, the FDA issued a safety warning for Rexulti stating that patients can become involved in compulsive gambling and other compulsive behaviors while taking the antipsychotic drug.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2018/205422s003lbl.pdf

Rexulti Side Effects and Complications

Rexulti can cause compulsive behaviors that may result in the following:

  • Financial losses;
  • Home foreclosures;
  • Destructive personal relationships;
  • Criminal behavior;
  • Overeating; and
  • Risky sexual behavior

Rexulti Lawyers are Ready to Help

Contact our Rexulti Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Rexulti cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Rexulti Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806or submit an email inquiry.

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