Did You Suffer Dangerous Side Effects from Abilify? Our Law Firm is Here to Help
The FDA approved the antipsychotic drug Abilify for the treatment of schizophrenia in 2002 and has approved a wider array of uses in the years since, including for bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, autism symptoms, and for use in children. Millions of people use the drug each year, bringing in billions in profits for manufacturing partners Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals.
Like most medications, there are potential side effects including dizziness, drowsiness, upset stomach, and other minor conditions. However, when patients started taking the medication, they often had no idea that the drug had potentially dangerous side effects, as well. Many of these effects can result in harmful behaviors and medical bills for treatment. If you or a loved one suffered any harm from taking Abilify, please do not hesitate to call the Benner Law Firm to learn how we may help you today.
Serious Side Effects of Abilify
The following are some of the serious medical conditions that may result from Abilify:
- Tremors or seizures
- Dangerously low blood pressure
- High blood sugar
- Deregulation of body temperature
- Trouble swallowing
- Stroke (common in elderly patients)
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Abilify users are also at risk of developing impulse control disorders coupled with intense and unusual urges. This has led users to engage in compulsive gambling, compulsive spending or shopping, or reckless sexual behavior due to hypersexuality. These behaviors can lead to a host of serious financial, personal, and medical problems.
Call for a Free Consultation with a San Diego Abilify Lawsuit Attorney
For years, people did not have the proper warnings of the possible effects of Abilify. The Benner Law Firm represents clients who suffered harm and financial losses due to taking this drug. Please feel free to contact us online or call 619.595.6795 to schedule your free consultation.