FDA is warning that certain mental disorder medications are causing compulsive or uncontrollable urges. Some of impulses are gambling, binge eating, shopping, and sex addiction type behavior. Although pathological gambling is listed as a reported side effect in the current aripiprazole drug labels, the side effects of uncontrolled compulsive disorder may be worse than first thought.

The antipsychotic drug at the root of the problem is aripiprazole, also known as Abilify®, Abilify Maintena®, and Aristada®. Aripiprazole is used to treat certain mental disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Tourette’s disorder, and irritability associated with autistic disorder.

The FDA reports show that once the medication is stopped, the uncontrollable urges also stop. These impulse-control problems are rare, but they may result in harm to the patient and others if not recognized.

FDA is adding new warnings about all of these compulsive behaviors to the drug labels of Abilify®, Abilify Maintena®, and Aristada® and to the patient Medication Guides for all aripiprazole products.

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