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Review: could Abilify cause Parkinson's disease?

Summary: Parkinson's disease could be caused by Abilify, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Seroquel, and have Depression.

We study 28,323 people who have side effects while taking Abilify from FDA and social media. Among them, 256 have Parkinson's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Parkinson's disease 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.

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (latest reports from 61,192 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 28,219 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify. Among them, 257 people (0.91%) have Parkinson's Disease. They amount to 0.42% of all the 61,184 people who have Parkinson's Disease on eHealthMe.

Trend of Parkinson's disease in Abilify reports

Time on Abilify when people have Parkinson's disease * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Parkinson's disease36.84%36.84%6.58%6.58%11.84%0.00%1.32%

Gender of people who have Parkinson's disease when taking Abilify * :

FemaleMale
Parkinson's disease55.43%44.57%

Age of people who have Parkinson's disease when taking Abilify * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Parkinson's disease0.00%1.38%11.01%13.76%5.50%16.06%16.06%36.24%

Severity of Parkinson's disease when taking Abilify ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Parkinson's disease0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Parkinson's disease ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Parkinson's disease33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (50 people, 19.46%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (48 people, 18.68%)
  3. Schizophrenia (32 people, 12.45%)
  4. Psychotic disorder (26 people, 10.12%)
  5. Anxiety (24 people, 9.34%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (34 people, 13.23%)
  2. Depakote (21 people, 8.17%)
  3. Akineton (16 people, 6.23%)
  4. Lorazepam (12 people, 4.67%)
  5. Prozac (12 people, 4.67%)

* 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Developed tremors, loss of balance,

    Reply

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