Review: could Abilify cause Metabolic Syndrome?


Summary

Metabolic syndrome is found among people who take Abilify, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Effexor, and have Depression . We study 28,460 people who have side effects while taking Abilify from FDA and social media. Among them, 101 have Metabolic syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Metabolic syndrome and more.

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Abilify

Abilify has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Abilify 29,792 users)

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome (a combination of the medical disorders that, when occurring together, increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease) has been reported by people with weight decreased, weakness, liver function test abnormal, hypothyroidism, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 1,066 Metabolic syndrome patients).

On Jul, 22, 2016

28,460 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify.
Among them, 101 people (0.35%) have Metabolic Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Abilify cause Metabolic syndrome?

Time on Abilify when people have Metabolic Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 66.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Metabolic Syndrome when taking Abilify *:

  • female: 30.21 %
  • male: 69.79 %

Age of people who have Metabolic Syndrome when taking Abilify *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.45 %
  • 20-29: 3.45 %
  • 30-39: 12.64 %
  • 40-49: 72.41 %
  • 50-59: 8.05 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (31 people)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder (27 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (23 people)
  • Metabolic Syndrome (19 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (11 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Effexor (32 people)
  • Risperidone (31 people)
  • Mirtazapine (30 people)
  • Duloxetine Hydrochloride (29 people)
  • Quetiapine (23 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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