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Review: could Abilify cause Parkinson?

We study 28,378 people who have side effects while taking Abilify from FDA and social media. Among them, 256 have Parkinson. Find out below who they are, when they have Parkinson and more.

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Abilify (latest outcomes from 30,116 users) has active ingredients of aripiprazole. It is often used in depression.


Parkinson (latest reports from 60,270 patients) has been reported by people with parkinson's disease, depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bipolar disorder.

On Aug, 10, 2014: 28,367 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify. Among them, 256 people (0.90%) have Parkinson. They amount to 0.42% of all the 61,318 people who have Parkinson on eHealthMe.

Trend of Parkinson in Abilify reports

Time on Abilify when people have Parkinson * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

Gender of people who have Parkinson when taking Abilify * :


Age of people who have Parkinson when taking Abilify * :


Severity of Parkinson when taking Abilify ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

How people recovered from Parkinson ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (50 people, 19.53%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (48 people, 18.75%)
  3. Schizophrenia (32 people, 12.50%)
  4. Psychotic disorder (26 people, 10.16%)
  5. Anxiety (24 people, 9.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (34 people, 13.28%)
  2. Depakote (21 people, 8.20%)
  3. Akineton (16 people, 6.25%)
  4. Lorazepam (12 people, 4.69%)
  5. Prozac (12 people, 4.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Traingal on Jul, 21, 2012:

    I am a 59-year-old white female with bipolar II and have been on Abilify for 10+ years. In the past year I have developed parkinsonism. I am discontinuing the Abilify at this time, and am wondering about the chances that the parkinsonism will go away once I am off it.


  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • Developed tremors, loss of balance,


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