A group of people who were prescribed Acomplia by their doctor have decided to sue the manufacturer because of the side effects that they suffered.
Acomplia was withdrawn from the market in 2009 after the European Medicines Agency decided that the risk of side effects outweighed the potential benefits. Many people who were prescribed the medication suffered psychiatric side effects with at least one suicide recorded in the UK that was linked to Acomplia. Other than suicidal ideation, a number of people suffered changes in their personality that persisted for a few weeks after they stopped taking Acomplia.
The Online Clinic prescribed Acomplia to a number of patients but we only had one who suffered any form of psychiatric side effect and we are happy to say that she made a full recovery. It is alleged that people who had never suffered from depression before got depressed after taking Acomplia. As a precaution, The Online Clinic refused to prescribe Acomplia to patients who had any history of depression – even post-natal depression – and we think that this is one of the contributory factors in us having such a low incidence of side effects given the many thousands of patients for whom we prescribed the medication.
The manufacturer of Acomplia has refused to settle this matter out of court.