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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 28,417 people who have side effects while taking Abilify from FDA and social media. Among them, 79 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 depression. (latest outcomes from Abilify 30,166 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 depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, schizoaffective disorder.(latest reports from Metabolic syndrome 1,106 patients)

On Dec, 14, 2014: 28,417 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify. Among them, 79 people (0.28%) have Metabolic Syndrome.

Trend of Metabolic syndrome in Abilify reports

Time on Abilify when people have Metabolic syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Metabolic syndrome0.00%63.64%9.09%18.18%9.09%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Metabolic syndrome27.36%72.64%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Metabolic syndrome0.00%0.00%3.09%3.09%11.34%75.26%7.22%0.00%

Severity of Metabolic syndrome when taking Abilify ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Metabolic syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (53 people, 67.09%)
  2. Schizoaffective disorder (46 people, 58.23%)
  3. Metabolic syndrome (38 people, 48.10%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (30 people, 37.97%)
  5. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (20 people, 25.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Effexor (52 people, 65.82%)
  2. Risperidone (51 people, 64.56%)
  3. Mirtazapine (50 people, 63.29%)
  4. Duloxetine hydrochloride (48 people, 60.76%)
  5. Quetiapine (40 people, 50.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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