Didier Jambart stopped taking Requip in 2005 and all these harmful side effects immediately stopped. It was only then that the man and his family noticed that these problems began when he took this medication. He alerted the health authorities and lodged a complaint against the GSK which manufactures the medication. A long legal battle followed and last November, the man won the case and was awarded more than 197 000 euros. During the hearing Didier Jambart let his joy be known and said that he was happy to at last be recognised as a victim.
The Requip explanatory note now clearly mentions among the side effects that taken in high doses this medicine can cause problems of addiction to cash games, hypersexuality and compulsive shopping.