Over the weekend, Tyrese did an apology video on social media explaining that his recent behavior was due to the medication Rexulti, which is used to treat depression and schizophrenia. The company who owns the drug, Otsuka and Lundbeck Pharmaceutical, has responded.
According to The Blast, they are “supportive of all people who may be facing challenges with their mental health, and take seriously all reported adverse events potentially involving our medications.” The company also added, “We are committed to delivering innovative medicines, such as REXULTI® (brexpiprazole), that target psychiatric disorders. REXULTI is approved in the U.S as a treatment for adult patients diagnosed with schizophrenia and as an adjunctive treatment to antidepressant medicines for major depressive disorder.”
They also addressed Tyrese blaming the drugs for his meltdown, saying, “We encourage people living with any health condition to continually speak with their healthcare provider to determine the best plan for them to reach their treatment goals.”
As for Tyrese, he wrote over the weekend, “This s**t is completely out of my system. I flushed these psych meds down the toilet and I’m already back at 100% — please don’t chalk this up as ‘oversharing’ a lot of people were effected [sic] by what these psych meds did to me over the last 2 months and this is my public apology I’m so very sorry guys.”
Mental health is nothing to play with. Regardless of the drug company, we hope Tyrese is now feeling healthy and stable.
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