Review: could Abilify cause Bad dreams (Nightmares)?
Summary: Bad dreams is found among people who take Abilify, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Chantix, and have Depression.
We study 28,423 people who have side effects while taking Abilify from FDA and social media. Among them, 123 have Bad dreams. Find out below who they are, when they have Bad dreams and more.
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Abilify has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 30,179 Abilify users)
Bad dreams (unpleasant dreams) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 14,308 Bad dreams patients)
On Jan, 27, 2015: 28,423 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify. Among them, 123 people (0.43%) have Bad Dreams.
Time on Abilify when people have Bad dreams * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Bad dreams||25.00%||41.67%||0.00%||25.00%||0.00%||8.33%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Bad dreams when taking Abilify * :
|Bad dreams||69.23%||30.77% |
Age of people who have Bad dreams when taking Abilify * :
|Bad dreams||0.00%||2.15%||12.90%||11.83%||21.51%||22.58%||12.90%||16.13% |
Severity of Bad dreams when taking Abilify ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Bad dreams||25.00%||25.00%||25.00%||25.00% |
How people recovered from Bad dreams ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Bad dreams||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (34 people, 27.64%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (27 people, 21.95%)
- Bipolar disorder (23 people, 18.70%)
- Anxiety (18 people, 14.63%)
- Insomnia (10 people, 8.13%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Chantix (27 people, 21.95%)
- Cymbalta (22 people, 17.89%)
- Seroquel (21 people, 17.07%)
- Depakote (21 people, 17.07%)
- Zyprexa (13 people, 10.57%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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