Drug ads on TV-Desire to gamble as a side effect?

I just saw a commerical on TV, For what I can not recall, BUT one of the side effects is a need to want to gamble. This sounds crazy. Anyone heard of this and what would make you want to gamble?
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From what I hear Orlistat (or Alli) makes you want to gamble -- if you leave the house in white pants, that's a huge gamble. LOL
VERY FUNNY RON :twisted:
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Ron wrote:
From what I hear Orlistat (or Alli) makes you want to gamble -- if you leave the house in white pants, that's a huge gamble. LOL

:lol: ROFL :lol:
I was lost until I looked it up.
Bowel movements may become frequent or urgent, and rare occurrences of fecal incontinence have been seen in clinical trials; the manufacturer website of alli, "GlaxoSmithKline's over-the-counter formulation of orlistat, recommends to users "[...] Until you have a sense of any treatment effects, it's probably a smart idea to wear dark pants, and bring a change of clothes with you to work".

Now, I am LMAO! :lol:
White pants HA HA....

The ad was for some drug for restless leg syndrome. I couldn't figure it out either!
I have a vague recollection of reading an article about people who took a specific drug and claim that the drug sent them into bouts of compulsive gambling. I believe it was in Chicago magazine a year or so ago. I will try to look this up. Being a medical librarian, this is official business!
The drug is "Requip" and from their web site I copied:

When you start taking Requip or when you increase your dose, you may feel dizzy, nauseated, sweaty, or faint, when first standing up from sitting or lying down. Therefore, do not stand up quickly after sitting or lying down, particularly if you have been sitting or lying down for a long period of time. Take a minute sitting on the edge of the bed or chair before you get up.

Some patients taking ropinirole have shown urges to behave in a way unusual for them. Examples of this are an unusual urge to gamble or increased sexual urges and/or behaviors. If you or your family notices that you are developing any unusual behaviors, talk to your doctor.
Just did a quick and dirty search. Supposedly Mirapex and Paxil also have compulsive gambling as a side effect. And from what I read, gambling can be a side effect for any dopamine agonist. It just hasn't been proved scientifically.
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