Man Sues After Parkinson’s Disease Drug Alters His Personality
According to multiple news sources, 52-year-old Didier Jambart was a happily married man with a normal life until he began to take ReQuip in 2003, a drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline to treat Parkinson’s disease. However, soon after he began taking the drug, he states in a defective drug lawsuit, he started to compulsively have sex with men, cross-dress, and engage in dangerous sexual behavior. In addition, the man reported that his energy levels went through the roof, and that he would often need to get out of bed in the middle of the night to run.
There is a documented history of the drug, also known as Ropinirole, causing bizarre behavioral changes in some of its consumers, such as uncontrolled spending and compulsive decisions, but the drug company that makes the drug only added a warning in 2006. While GlaxoSmithKline says that there is a small chance that the man had an extremely rare reaction to the drug, they do not believe that the drug as a whole is defective.