study of dopamine-replacement therapies and their link to impulse control disorders
(ICD) has shown that dopamine agonist therapies such as
in the treatment of Parkinson's Disease is associated with a
2 to 3.5 fold increase in odds of having an ICD.
Out of the 3090 patients studied 13.6% were identified as having an ICD
(5% gambling addiction, 3.5% compulsive sexual behavior, 5.7% compulsive
buying, 4.3% binge-eating disorder). 3.9% of those studied had 2 or more of these disorders.
A class action lawsuit has just been filed in Australia with over 100
people claiming damages after suffering the serious side effects of dopamine
replacement therapies. If you have taken Requip (Ropinirole) and have
developed an impulse control disorder that has ruined your life,
Contact an experienced attorney at Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP
to speak with a lawyer.