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Review: could Abilify cause Narcotic abuse?

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

Narcotic abuse

Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) (latest reports from 45,524 patients) has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety.

On Jul, 14, 2014: 28,353 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 45,499 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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    miss lee on Apr, 8, 2010:

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    Mirendela on May, 23, 2011:

    tremor, and sleeping disorder, depression, my doctor still wanted me to eat them as she claimed I was schizofrenic.
    Although I stopped eating them for more than 8 months ago, I have not experienced a new psycosis, and with this facit, I was not scizofrenic, I am happy without tablets,
    the dr ordinated me litium because of the deppression and claimed I was bipolar, I stopped with litium and i am happy and calm, not suffering from psycosis nor depression. The psycosis I think I got because I did not sleep much for some years and was very active!

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    Julie on Oct, 31, 2012:

    My question is that I have an 8 yr old daughter who has been on abilify for less than a year. She had recent blood work done and her triglycerides were 142. She is extremely active, great shape, into soccer. The PCP didn't seem to concern and couldn't tell me whether the medication was the cause. dr that prescribed it thought it was very high. Does anyone have any answers on this or comments.

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    Martin on Jul, 28, 2014:

    I have been taking Abilify since 2007 and my triglycerides are very high even though I don't eat lots of sweets or fatty foods. Unfortunately it becomes very hard to control without other medicines which I do not want to take.

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