Rexulti (brexpiprazole) is an atypical antipsychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia and as adjunctive therapy in major depressive disorder (MDD). It was approved by the FDA in 2015. Rexulti was developed by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company Ltd, the same company that developed Abilify. Rexulti is a successor drug to Abilify; it is chemically similar, but rebranded and re-patented. Rexulti has caused similar side effects to Abilify, including compulsive gambling. In February 2018, Otsuka added compulsive gambling and other compulsive behaviors as risks associated with taking Rexulti to the drug’s label.
Case Quick Facts
The active ingredient in Rexulti, brexpiprazole, rebalances dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain to improve one’s mood, thinking and behavior. However, like Abilify, brexpiprazole partially blocks dopamine at the D2 receptor and over-stimulates the D3 receptor. The over-stimulation of the D3 receptor can cause the individual to participate in compulsive behaviors, such as gambling, shopping, and sexual behavior.
Rexulti can cause compulsive behaviors, including gambling, sexual behavior, shopping, and eating. GoldenbergLaw is investigating claims where an individual’s primary loss is sustained through compulsive gambling. Such losses can be:
- Significant loss in bank accounts and 401ks
- Home foreclosures
- Damaged relationships
- Criminal charges
The defendant in Rexulti cases is Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.
GoldenbergLaw’s Marlene Goldenberg is heavily involved in Abilify and Rexulti litigation matters and was appointed by the MDL Judge to help serve in leadership on Abilify. We have extensive experience holding drug manufacturers accountable for their negligence and wrongdoing.Do I Qualify?
Why Choose GoldenbergLaw?
Rexulti can cause compulsive gambling causing severe financial and emotional damages. GoldenbergLaw has extensive experience in proving up the science in compulsive gambling cases. We have previously litigated Mirapex and Abilify cases. We understand the serious consequences compulsive gambling causes in your life. If you or a loved one are considering a Rexulti lawsuit, contact us for a free consultation. Our Rexulti lawyers are here to represent you and advocate for your rights.
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