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Review: could Abilify cause Bad dreams?

Summary: Bad dreams could be caused by Abilify, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Chantix, and have Depression.

We study 28,323 people who have side effects while taking Abilify from FDA and social media. Among them, 122 have Bad dreams. Find out below who they are, when they have Bad dreams and more.

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Abilify

Abilify (latest outcomes from 30,053 users) has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression.

Bad dreams

Bad dreams (unpleasant dreams) (latest reports from 83,218 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 28,323 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify. Among them, 122 people (0.43%) have Bad Dreams. They amount to 0.15% of all the 83,172 people who have Bad Dreams on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bad dreams in Abilify reports

Time on Abilify when people have Bad dreams * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bad dreams27.27%36.36%0.00%27.27%0.00%9.09%0.00%

Gender of people who have Bad dreams when taking Abilify * :

FemaleMale
Bad dreams69.77%30.23%

Age of people who have Bad dreams when taking Abilify * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bad dreams0.00%1.09%13.04%11.96%21.74%22.83%13.04%16.30%

Severity of Bad dreams when taking Abilify ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bad dreams33.33%0.00%33.33%33.33%

How people recovered from Bad dreams ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Bad dreams0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (34 people, 27.87%)
  2. Smoking cessation therapy (27 people, 22.13%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (23 people, 18.85%)
  4. Anxiety (18 people, 14.75%)
  5. Insomnia (10 people, 8.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Chantix (27 people, 22.13%)
  2. Cymbalta (22 people, 18.03%)
  3. Depakote (21 people, 17.21%)
  4. Seroquel (21 people, 17.21%)
  5. Zyprexa (13 people, 10.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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