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Abilify vs Risperdal for a male patient aged 37

Summary: 4,026 male patients aged 37 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Abilify vs Risperdal for a male aged 37. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.


What are the drugs

Abilify (latest outcomes from 30,207 users) has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression.

Risperdal (latest outcomes from 42,231 users) has active ingredients of risperidone. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

What is the symptom

Weight above normal has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, major depression. (latest reports from 67 Weight above normal patients)

On Apr, 26, 2015: 4,026 male patients aged 31 who take the same drugs are studied in Abilify vs Risperdal

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male31Autism Spectrum Disorder

Drugs to compare:

Abilify aripiprazoleOtsuka
Risperdal risperidoneOrtho Mcneil Janssen

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 31 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Abilify (Otsuka)Risperdal (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)
Weight Above Normal0.00%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Abilify (Otsuka)Risperdal (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)
Diabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusWeight Increased
Weight IncreasedType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Psychotic DisorderSuicide Attempt
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedAggression
ConvulsionNeuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
ObesityDiabetic Ketoacidosis
AnxietySuicidal Ideation
Neuroleptic Malignant SyndromePsychotic Disorder

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Abilify (Otsuka)Risperdal (Ortho Mcneil Janssen)
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Weight IncreasedDiabetes Mellitus
Suicidal IdeationBlood Cholesterol Increased
Diabetes MellitusTardive Dyskinesia
Hepatic Function AbnormalDiabetic Neuropathy
Muscular WeaknessWeight Increased
HemiparesisSpeech Disorder
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedHypertension
Joint StiffnessBlood Triglycerides Increased

Drug effectiveness:

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Abilify (aripiprazole) is often used to treat depression. Risperdal (risperidone) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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