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Review: could Abilify cause Metabolic syndrome?

We study 28,358 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 (latest outcomes from 30,099 users) has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression.

Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome (a combination of the medical disorders that, when occurring together, increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease) (latest reports from 7,721 patients) has been reported by people with depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, schizoaffective disorder.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 28,353 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify. Among them, 79 people (0.28%) have Metabolic Syndrome. They amount to 1.03% of all the 7,701 people who have Metabolic Syndrome on eHealthMe.

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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