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Review: Abilify and Invega

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Abilify and Invega. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 240 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Abilify (latest outcomes from 30,099 users) has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression.

Invega (latest outcomes from 4,757 users) has active ingredients of paliperidone. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

On Jul, 20, 2014: 240 people who take Abilify, Invega are studied

Abilify, Invega outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Abilify (aripiprazole)
- Invega (paliperidone)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Abilify is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Invega is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
HyperprolactinaemiaWeight IncreasedHypertriglyceridaemiaType 2 Diabetes MellitusAcne CysticPruritusn/aHyperprolactinaemia
Suicide AttemptHyperprolactinaemiaLiver Function Test AbnormalWeight IncreasedWeight Gain - UnintentionalFallWeight Increased
SchizophreniaSchizophreniaWeight IncreasedBlood Triglycerides IncreasedEye RollingTardive DyskinesiaDepression
ConstipationPneumothoraxErectile DysfunctionBlood Cholesterol IncreasedConstipationPatella FractureType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
PneumothoraxSuicide AttemptHaemoglobin DecreasedObesityNauseaConcussionPsychotic Disorder
Pelvic FractureSplenic InjuryDiabetes MellitusType 1 Diabetes MellitusHumerus FractureAgitation
Splenic InjuryPelvic FractureBlood Cholesterol IncreasedOcular HypertensionHypotensionMental Impairment
DisorientationBlood Cholesterol IncreasedHyperprolactinaemiaEye RollingAnxiety
FatigueColonic Pseudo-obstructionIrritabilityConstipationSuicidal Ideation

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Abilify is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Invega is effective100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

HyperprolactinaemiaWeight Increased
DepressionDiabetes Mellitus
Mental ImpairmentPsychotic Disorder
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusBlood Cholesterol Increased
Psychotic BehaviourSuicidal Ideation
Weight IncreasedType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Suicide AttemptAbnormal Behaviour
SchizophreniaHaemoglobin Decreased

Drug effectiveness by age :

Abilify is effectiven/an/a14.29%
(1 of 7 people)
(0 of 3 people)
Invega is effectiven/an/a20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
(1 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/an/aSuicide AttemptDepressionDeliriumType 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusSchizophrenia
Hallucination, AuditoryHyperprolactinaemiaAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedHyperprolactinaemiaAgitationIrritability
Suicidal IdeationMental ImpairmentDiabetes MellitusAstheniaWeight IncreasedHyperprolactinaemia
FatiguePsychotic BehaviourSuicide AttemptPsychotic DisorderDrug IneffectivePatella Fracture
Multiple Drug Overdose IntentionalPsychotic DisorderFeeling AbnormalObesitySuicidal IdeationTardive Dyskinesia
AnxietyWeight IncreasedMultiple Drug Overdose IntentionalWeight IncreasedLiver Function Test AbnormalPruritus
Condition AggravatedSplenic InjuryBlood Cholesterol IncreasedPolydipsiaHypertriglyceridaemiaFall
SomnolenceSchizophreniaAnxietyPneumoniaColonic Pseudo-obstructionMalaise
Cognitive DisorderPelvic FractureDeathAgitationHaemoglobin DecreasedHumerus Fracture
IrritabilityPneumothoraxKetoacidosisGastrointestinal DisorderErectile DysfunctionConcussion

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    recently started rituxan. Now have bipolar disorder. Could there be any connection?

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    I have. Been on abilify for 12 years. And suffering from Ptsd. Severe depression. I'm also on Paxil for anxiety. #40 mgs. Paxil doesn't work for me. I'm more depressed and sill anxious. Is latudal addicting andwould latudal be compatible with abilify?

  • Did you stop abilify and stop having aspirations
    I was wondering how many of the patients who experienced aspiration pneumonia stopped taking Abilify. Once off Abilify did the aspirations stop?

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On eHealthMe, Abilify (aripiprazole) is often used to treat depression. Invega (paliperidone) 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.

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