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An FDA safety announcement has warned that the antipsychotic drug aripiprazole has been linked with compulsive or uncontrollable urges to gamble, binge eat, shop, or have sex (http://1.usa.gov/1ru0vEL).
Agency officials said the urges were reported to have stopped when the medication was discontinued or the dose was reduced. “These impulse-control problems are rare, but they may result in harm to the patient and others if not recognized,” they explained in a statement.
Voelker R. Antipsychotic Drug May Cause Impulse-Control Problems. JAMA. 2016;315(23):2514. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.7384
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