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Review: could Abilify cause Narcotic abuse?

Summary: Narcotic abuse could be caused by Abilify, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Seroquel, and have Depression.

We study 28,326 people who have side effects while taking Abilify from FDA and social media. Among them, 77 have Narcotic abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Narcotic abuse 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.

Narcotic abuse

Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) (latest reports from 45,298 patients) has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, pain, acupuncture and pain, depression, back pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 28,219 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify. Among them, 77 people (0.27%) have Narcotic Abuse. They amount to 0.17% of all the 45,233 people who have Narcotic Abuse on eHealthMe.

Trend of Narcotic abuse in Abilify reports

Time on Abilify when people have Narcotic abuse * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Narcotic abuse83.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%16.67%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Abilify * :

FemaleMale
Narcotic abuse60.87%39.13%

Age of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Abilify * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Narcotic abuse0.00%0.00%3.90%24.68%36.36%20.78%1.30%12.99%

Severity of Narcotic abuse when taking Abilify ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Narcotic abuse0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Narcotic abuse ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Narcotic abuse0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (20 people, 25.97%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (13 people, 16.88%)
  3. Hereditary spastic paraplegia (10 people, 12.99%)
  4. Schizophrenia (10 people, 12.99%)
  5. Anxiety (7 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (23 people, 29.87%)
  2. Zyprexa (18 people, 23.38%)
  3. Risperdal (17 people, 22.08%)
  4. Klonopin (16 people, 20.78%)
  5. Effexor (15 people, 19.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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