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Review: Abilify side effects

In this review, we analyze Abilify side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Abilify. The review is based on 28,417 people who have side effects while taking Abilify from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Abilify

Abilify (latest outcomes from 30,169 users) has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression.

Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (aripiprazole): Aripiprazole, Abilify Maintena Kit.

On Nov, 29, 2014: 28,417 people who reported to have side effects when taking Abilify are studied

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Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Type 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusPainHepatic Cirrhosis (chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrosis, scar tissue)Weight Increased
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)PregnancyDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)AnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents)Weight IncreasedHallucination, Auditory (perceiving sounds without auditory stimulus)Tardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)Tardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)Tardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)Hypothermia (body temperature drops below the required temperature for normal metabolism and body functions)Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
DizzinessInsomnia (sleeplessness)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Weight IncreasedWeight IncreasedDepressionAnaemia (lack of blood)Tardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)AnxietyTardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)Obesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)Obesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Epistaxis (bleed from the nose)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Suicide AttemptSchizophrenia (a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes)Weight IncreasedBlood Cholesterol IncreasedDepressionTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Obesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)Depression
Restlessness (not able to rest)Psychotic DisorderDyskinesia (abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement)Dyskinesia (abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement)Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Portal Hypertension (increase in the blood pressure within a system of veins called the portal venous system)Drug Ineffective
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)DepressionBlood Triglycerides IncreasedAnxietyChest PainDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Anxiety
Dystonia (abnormal muscle tone)Restlessness (not able to rest)VomitingHyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood)Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)Weight IncreasedType 2 Diabetes MellitusTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Suicidal IdeationBlood Cholesterol IncreasedTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Chest PainSuicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

Most common side effects by gender * :

FemaleMale
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Weight IncreasedWeight Increased
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
DepressionTardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)
PregnancyTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Drug Ineffective
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Anxiety
Tardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
AnxietyPsychotic Disorder

Most common side effects by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Weight IncreasedWeight IncreasedWeight IncreasedDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)AggressionDystonia (abnormal muscle tone)PregnancyType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusTardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)
Small For Dates Baby (an unborn baby is growing more slowly and is smaller than most babies are at the same age)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)DepressionWeight IncreasedWeight IncreasedWeight IncreasedFall
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusDystonia (abnormal muscle tone)AggressionInsomnia (sleeplessness)PregnancyBlood Cholesterol IncreasedInsomnia (sleeplessness)Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
PregnancyTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Dyskinesia (abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Blood Cholesterol IncreasedInsomnia (sleeplessness)Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Confusional State
Diabetic Coma (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)Dyskinesia (abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement)VomitingNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Obesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)Obesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)AnxietyDepression
Drug Exposure During PregnancyTardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Suicide AttemptInsomnia (sleeplessness)AnxietyTardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)Anxiety
Premature BabyDrug IneffectiveSuicidal IdeationVomitingNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Headache (pain in head)DepressionWeight Increased
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Type 2 Diabetes MellitusAnxietyPancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)DizzinessDeath
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome Neonatal (prenatal nas is caused by discontinuation of drugs taken by the pregnant mother)Abnormal BehaviourNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Suicidal IdeationVomitingTardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dizziness

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments for this study:

Sheria (5 months ago):

To this mom, I'm 53 years old and am a health nut really..I exercise, eat better than anyone I know..I rarely indulge in anything that would cause high cholesterol. I am bipolar 1..abilify is the drug used to stabilize my condition and I would never go off the medication. However it is causing my cholesterol to be high and remain there as well I'm experiencing sever tooth dessocay and periodontal disease. Both I believe caused by abilify. However this drug is very important to my health so that's where the acceptance comes in.good luck to you and your daughter
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Martin (5 months ago):

I have been taking Abilify since 2007 and my triglycerides are very high even though I don't eat lots of sweets or fatty foods. Unfortunately it becomes very hard to control without other medicines which I do not want to take.
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Julie (2 years ago):

My question is that I have an 8 yr old daughter who has been on abilify for less than a year. She had recent blood work done and her triglycerides were 142. She is extremely active, great shape, into soccer. The PCP didn't seem to concern and couldn't tell me whether the medication was the cause. dr that prescribed it thought it was very high. Does anyone have any answers on this or comments.
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Mirendela (4 years ago):

tremor, and sleeping disorder, depression, my doctor still wanted me to eat them as she claimed I was schizofrenic.
Although I stopped eating them for more than 8 months ago, I have not experienced a new psycosis, and with this facit, I was not scizofrenic, I am happy without tablets,
the dr ordinated me litium because of the deppression and claimed I was bipolar, I stopped with litium and i am happy and calm, not suffering from psycosis nor depression. The psycosis I think I got because I did not sleep much for some years and was very active!
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miss lee (5 years ago):

to aletta martz,my boyfriend's brother was under abilify and has died on last few days..the death reason is acute pulmonary embolism, he was a smoker ...we are not sure the real reason,is it because of the side effect of this medicine or ...
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Pat Puckett (5 years ago):

Abilify last year with severe facial, neck, shoulder, and hand/arm twitching. Stopped it and after few weeks have been left with facial twitches and hand/arm twitches.
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Aletta Martz (5 years ago):

Has anyone on Abilify had pulmonary emboli? I had massive, multiple (and a saddle embolus) emboli while on Abilify and the medical team could find no other cause - i.e. no DVT, no cancer, no genetic clotting deficiency. Any similar situations?
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